College of Saint Benedict (Saint Benedict)

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College of Saint Benedict, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Saint Joseph, MN, a predominately suburban area. There are around 1,900 students enrolled each year at College of Saint Benedict.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score within the range of 1040 to 1255 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Saint Benedict average GPA (3.23 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. College of Saint Benedict accepts around 80 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, about 27 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Benedict Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for College of Saint Benedict was reported as 80.5% in Fall 2020 with over 2,050 college applications submitted to Saint Benedict. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Saint Benedict ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Saint Benedict Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into College of Saint Benedict?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Saint Benedict is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for College of Saint Benedict has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 87.7%
  • 2017-2018: 80.6%
  • 2018-2019: 83.4%
  • 2019-2020: 80.5%
  • Projected Saint Benedict Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 76.5%

How Does Saint Benedict Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Benedict is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Johns University78.3%
Crown College49.8%
Dunwoody College of Technology96.9%
North Central University89.9%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design58.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Benedict (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 625
Math520 - 630
Total Score1040 - 1255
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math21 - 27
Composite Score22 - 28
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