College of St. Scholastica

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1200 Kenwood Avenue

Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 723-6000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#33 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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College of St. Scholastica is a private institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,877, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 186 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of St. Scholastica's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 33. Its tuition and fees are $31,612 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

As we enter our second century, The College of St. Scholastica's mission, to provide students with intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work, remains constant.

The 186-acre main campus is on a wooded ridge overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. The only independent college in northeastern Minnesota, St. Scholastica is enriched by its Catholic Benedictine heritage, which emphasizes values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and the love of learning.

Founded in 1912, St. Scholastica is grounded in the liberal arts and provides a rigorous, values-based curriculum to over 4,000 students in 44 majors. Our students represent 47 states and 35 countries. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1 and numerous academic and student support services available, students cite personal attention as a defining characteristic of the College. Within six months of graduation, 96.5 percent of St. Scholastica's graduates are in career fields or graduate school, based on a five-year average.

St. Scholastica also offers many graduate degrees and accelerated and online undergraduate degrees and certificates. The College has five campuses in Minnesota including Duluth, Brainerd, Rochester, St. Cloud and St. Paul.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1912
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $48,750,422


When applying to College of St. Scholastica, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 78.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 78.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at College of St. Scholastica is 13:1, and the school has 50.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at College of St. Scholastica include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 57%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 43%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 6%
Psychology 4%

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Student Life

College of St. Scholastica has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,877, with a gender distribution of 31.9 percent male students and 68.1 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. College of St. Scholastica is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,144
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

College of St. Scholastica offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. College of St. Scholastica also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at College of St. Scholastica, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at College of St. Scholastica.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At College of St. Scholastica, 79.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,830.

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Tuition and fees $31,612 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,348 (2013-14)
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