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How Well Is College of Saint Benedict Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

College of Saint Benedict was awarded 33 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nutrition science.

Overall Quality

CSB is ranked #150 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

CSB also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Minnesota ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CSB?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at College of Saint Benedict is 81%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that CSB is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 7% 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 530 and 630. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 530 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 480 to 590 )
CSB received ACT scores from 95% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for College of Saint Benedict  ( 22 to 28 )

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College of Saint Benedict Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At CSB, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of Saint Benedict is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Saint Benedict

Freshmen Retention Rate

College of Saint Benedict has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at CSB for first-time, full-time students is 77%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  77 out of 100

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College of Saint Benedict Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,748 undergraduates at CSB with 1,731 being full-time and 17 being part-time.

CSB Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 8.08 out of 100, CSB is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  8.08 out of 100
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How Much Does College of Saint Benedict Cost?

The overall average net price of CSB is $26,332. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for CSB

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,299 $18,301 $21,828 $26,023 $32,173

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CSB, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CSB, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,885 a year. That adds up to $43,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSB is 1.0%. 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.

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How Much Money Do CSB Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from CSB make about $52,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future CSB graduates since it is 32% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. Saint Joseph is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for CSB are given below.

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

College of Saint Benedict Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 46 $61,600
General Psychology 43 $31,200
General Biology 41 $27,500
Nutrition Science 39 $33,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38 $37,400
Communication & Media Studies 33 $38,700
Business Administration & Management 24 $49,800
Accounting 20 $55,500
Political Science & Government 15 NA
Chemistry 13 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at College of Saint Benedict along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*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.


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