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.

Many of the students getting into CSS have scored in-between 22 - 26 on the ACT. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the CSS average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.38. The College of Saint Scholastica sends acceptance letters to around 80 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, around 30 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CSS Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The College of Saint Scholastica was reported as 76.4% in Fall 2020 with over 1,960 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 ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • CSS Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.38

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of CSS 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The College of Saint Scholastica has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.7%
  • 2017-2018: 68.2%
  • 2018-2019: 66.2%
  • 2019-2020: 76.4%
  • Projected CSS Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 65.4%

How Does CSS Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for CSS is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Wisconsin-Superior82.0%
Northland College66.5%
Bethel University78.5%
Northwestern College91.8%
College of Saint Benedict80.5%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


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

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 26
Math20 - 27
Composite Score22 - 26
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