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College of Saint Benedict Overview

Located in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, College of Saint Benedict is a private not-for-profit institution. CSB is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is College of Saint Benedict Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$32,681 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at CSB have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 0%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at CSB is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, CSB bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $61,071 a year. That's about 50% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average CSB student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is College of Saint Benedict?


Contact details for CSB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 37 S. College Ave., Saint Joseph, MN 56374
Phone: 320-363-5011

How Do I Get Into CSB?

You can apply to CSB online at:

Admission Requirements for CSB

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CSB?

92% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
CSB has the high acceptance rate of 92%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to CSB submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 630. Math scores were between 550 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 560 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 550 to 590 )
CSB received ACT scores from 53% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 20 and 27.

ACT English Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 19 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 20 to 27 )

Can I Afford College of Saint Benedict?

$32,681 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
0.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CSB is $32,681. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSB, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $10,036 a year. That adds up to $40,144 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSB is 0.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

College of Saint Benedict Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,533 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,542 undergraduate students at CSB, with 1,533 being full-time and 9 being part-time.


There are also 15 graduate students at the school.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of Saint Benedict students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 46
Hispanic or Latino 157
White 1,222
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 10

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at College of Saint Benedict. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at CSB. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Bahamas, and South Korea.

Online Learning at College of Saint Benedict

15 Took All Classes Online
17 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 17 students took at least one online class at the school.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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