Tool December 2017

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 93 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 231 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 8%
Applicants who took ACT 94%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+3%
600-69918%
600+21%

SAT Math Score

700+NA
600-69910%
600+10%

ACT Score

30-3618%
24-2946%
24+64%

Students applied1,859
Students admitted1,631
Admission rate88%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate80%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$43,738
Fees$0
Room and board$10,742
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$55,480

Cost after need-based aid$26,882
Cost after non-need-based aid$37,666

Average debt at graduation$39,536

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$50,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met90%
Average need-based aid$28,598
Average non-need-based aid$17,814

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,958

Full-Time

Men0
Women1,939

Part-Time

Men0
Women19

Freshmen retained83%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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