The College of Saint Scholastica (CSS)

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The College of Saint Scholastica can be found in Duluth, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly four thousand students are enrolled at The College of Saint Scholastica.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at The College of Saint Scholastica. A score between 1230 - 1540 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the CSS average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. The College of Saint Scholastica sends acceptance letters to around 70 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, around 33 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CSS Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for The College of Saint Scholastica was reported as 72.7% in Fall 2013 with over 1,810 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • CSS SAT Scores: 1230 - 1540
  • CSS ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • CSS Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into The College of Saint Scholastica?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of The College of Saint Scholastica 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The College of Saint Scholastica has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 84.8%
  • 2010-2011: 80.3%
  • 2011-2012: 81.2%
  • 2012-2013: 78.3%
  • 2013-2014: 72.7%
  • Projected CSS Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.4%

How Does CSS Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for CSS is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Wisconsin-Superior89.3%
Northland College59.1%
Bethel University94.9%
Northwestern College69.2%
College of Saint Benedict75.5%

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 Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CSS (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 530
Math430 - 500
Writing380 - 510
Total Score1230 - 1540
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math21 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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