General Information About College of Saint Benedict
The mission of the College of Saint Benedict is to provide for women the very best residential liberal arts education in the Catholic university tradition. Together with its partner Saint John’s University, the college fosters integrated learning, exceptional leadership for change and wisdom for a lifetime. Its aspirations on behalf of the mission are shaped by the following vision: A Commitment to Women’s Education. The College of Saint Benedict will be considered among the most prestigious women’s colleges in the country as measured by its commitment to recruiting, developing, and retaining a superb and diverse faculty and professional staff. A Commitment to Women’s Development. The College of Saint Benedict will be recognized nationally for its leadership in programming for women, complementing a rigorous curriculum with enhanced opportunities for ethical, social and spiritual development, informed by the Catholic intellectual tradition. A Commitment to Accessibility and Excellence. The college will be known for its unique educational environment, accessible to a diverse community of women who are among the nation’s academically elite but reflect a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds. A Commitment to the Fine and Literary Arts. The heritage of Benedictine humanism will continue to shape the character of the College of Saint Benedict, distinguished as a prominent venue for Fine Arts programming and highly regarded for its Literary Arts Institute. A Commitment to the Catholic Benedictine Tradition. The College of Saint Benedict will promote women's leadership within the Church by an expanded and broadened theological curriculum, by increased dialogue with local faith communities and through outreach activities for women, sponsored by the college and the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Roman Catholic
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Suburb: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 1,604 Percent Admitted 85% Men Admitted 0% Women Admitted 0% Full Time Retention Rate 88%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 505 660 Math 518 665 Writing 508 670
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 23 28 English 23 29 Math 23 28 Writing 23 30
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 2,177 Native American 6.0 Asian 61.0 African American 16.0 Hispanic 37.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,038 Enrolled FullTime Graduates