About The College of Saint Scholastica

Founded in 1912, The College of Saint Scholastica. is a Private college. Located in Minnesota, which is a city setting in Minnesota, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,790 full time undergraduate students, and 1,561 full time graduate students.

The The College of Saint Scholastica Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 203 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The College of Saint Scholastica include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate63%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range890-1120
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at CSS are considered Selective, with ,25% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at The College of Saint Scholastica.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
25%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
81%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
31%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
69%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
19%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
31%
“They”re always available”
81%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
19%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
81%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
25%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
19%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
81%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
31%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
69%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
19%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
31%
“They”re always available”
81%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
38%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
19%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
81%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    50 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    34 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    52 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    56 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    56 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    56 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    55 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    56 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

The College of Saint Scholastica REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of The College of Saint Scholastica?

19 Students rated The College of Saint Scholastica

Abigail - 05/18/2024

My opinion of St. Scholastica is very positive because of their strong relationships and support for their students. I believe that St. Scholastica is there to make sure that every student has access to what they need to get to their destination in life. St. Scholastica has been there for me through my process of finishing high school and onto the next steps, college. I absolutely love St. Scholastica and it’s been my dream college for my decision of colleges.

Taylor - 07/20/2021

I cannot say enough about the amazing education I received for my undergraduate degree at The College of Saint Scholastica. As an aspiring healthcare worker, this was the perfect location to do my schooling. I felt well prepared moving onto graduate studies and while working at Essentia Health as well. Class sizes are smaller, but the professors are incredible and very knowledgable. Food options are getting better as time goes on as well.

Stephanie - 06/01/2020

It’s really beautiful and it looks like a castle. I love it. People there were super friendly!! The class size is perfect. Especially with me coming from a class with 600 people it’s not small but it’s almost the same as Scholastica . Everyone just feels like family.It feels like home!

Sarah - 11/15/2019

St. Scholastica is a small school that prides itself on academic excellence, especially in the health sciences. If you want a career in health information management, St. Scholastica has the longest-running program, with professors who are very active in the profession. St. Scholastica is also well known for its nursing program. About 75% of the students are female. Overall, St. Scholastica is a good school but may not have everything that a student might want.

The College of Saint Scholastica FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at The College of Saint Scholastica?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The College of Saint Scholastica is 63%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    What I have received out of my college experience consists of three main ideas: time management, knowledge, and maturity. I have learned the importance of time management during my first year in college. Time management is extremely important because at college you live with your friends. So your friends are just a knock away. I learned it is important to manage your time accordingly which means not hanging out with friends all the time. Instead, study first and friends hang out with friends second. Knowledge is the second aspect college has given me. I have learned a vast amount of knowledge that I will carry with me into my future which then will lead into my career. College forces maturity upon you whether you are ready for it or not. If I were not to have matured during my freshman year, I would not have the GPA I attain now. At college, I matured a lot, and I began to make decisions for myself. Following the crowd, in college, is not always the best decision. If I would not have gone to college, I would have never gained time management, knowledge, and maturity.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    This school is student friendly.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The boy to girl ratio which is about 1:3.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone looking for a big school with large classes should probably not look here. Classes are generally small, and it is a very small campus area.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    Small Class Sizes. Able to get more attention

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    When I completed this program, it was an accelerated program at a satellite campus; my suggestion to future students is to ensure you have the time and dedication to complete an accelerated program.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing as a freshman is not having an adivsor in your major. When trying to pick classes, the only person you have to go to is your Dignitas professor, who is not trained in helping students choose classes and who may not be involved in your major at all.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    how closed minded the people both at this school and the town are. And the weather sucks, fog, rain snow.......... Rarly sun

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about my apartment on campus; it is really nice. I also like to talk about the small class sizes here and each teacher knows you on a first name basis. It is really easy to contact your professors and set up times to meet with them if you. There is a writing and tutoring center on here campus that are great resources if you are looking to do the best in your classes. The library is very nice; it is quiet and there are many places to study. Every dorm/apartment building also has their own study rooms.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    Career-focused, driven, friendly.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The College of St. Scholastica is known for its small size, medical emphasis, Benedictine tradition, and sense of community with each student.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school has a cemetary for the sisters behind the building. Also, the teachers are very involved in the student learning and understanding process.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I guess the stereotype for CSS student is that we are all very religious being a private catholic college. But that is not the case, there are a lot of students that don't go to mass every week and I am one of those people. We don't have mandatory mass times or a mandatory bible minor. We do have core values, But they are more life values that make the people at CSS better people.

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Student Body

Students

72%

female

28%

male

2,790

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,561

Total Grad Students

15%

Out-Of-State

81%

In-State

4%

International

Organizations

70

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

26%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
83%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending The College of Saint Scholastica receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$35,326

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,150

Books and Supplies

$9,314

Room and Board

45,790

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,801
$30 - $48K
$17,838
$48 - $75K
$20,151
$75 - $110K
$24,107
$110K & UP
$26,610

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