Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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College of Saint Benedict (Saint Joseph, MN)

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College of Saint Benedict is ranked 79 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 187 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 10%
Applicants who took ACT 91%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+NA
600-69919%
600+19%

SAT Math Score

700+4%
600-69913%
600+17%

ACT Score

30-3613%
24-2945%
24+58%

Students applied1,858
Students admitted1,389
Admission rate75%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate77%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$41,245
Fees$1,026
Room and board$10,535
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$53,806

Cost after need-based aid$26,546
Cost after non-need-based aid$37,186

Average debt at graduation$39,110

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met90%
Average need-based aid$27,260
Average non-need-based aid$16,620

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,943

Full-Time

Men0
Women1,927

Part-Time

Men0
Women16

Freshmen retained91%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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