The College of Saint Scholastica

The College of Saint Scholastica

Duluth, MN, USA

St. Scholastica's main campus is in Duluth, MN, on 186 acres of beautiful, forested land overlooking Lake Superior. In addition to our undergraduate and graduate programs for traditional and nontraditional students, the College offers international study and travel, community service opportunities, varsity and intramural sports and more than 60 student clubs and organizations.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.December 1

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
Average SAT Composite: 1185


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
40-99 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Student Organizations
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is checked
On Campus Women's Center
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Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman


Divisional Sports Nickname
Saint Bernard
School Colors
royal blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Saint Cloud
6 mos. after graduation
Average Salary
6 years after graduation

What Students Are Saying

The College of Saint Scholastica has not only helped me to feel confident about my future, but this school has helped me appreciate education, helped me to discover who I am, and helped me see that it is possible to do what I love. After attending one year at this college, I have found a new appreciation for education and have found that if I work hard enough, I can really achieve my dreams and goals. I know I can complete a degree on time here which has helped me to not focus on how many years of schooling I have left, but has helped me to take in the college lifestyle and to take every opportunity I have!
Rachel from Duluth, MN
A great place to study nursing and pre-med-med, based sciences. Every accepted atudent is guaranteed a scholarship to help with tuition. Very accepting student body and amazing dean of students!! All inclusive!
Sean - Buffalo, MN
This school is a very great school. I love how this school gets involved with the students. The environment and everything about this school is amazing!!!
Brook from Iron River, WI
CSS is a small close knit community made up of people from a variety of places across the nation and internationally. It's a great place to be on any given night, there's always events on campus and Duluth is the most beautiful city. The dorms are spacious and the food is delicious, every professor wants each student to succeed and always makes themselves available in addition to all of the supplemental learning already put in place by the college.
Samantha from Bloomington, MN
The college of Saint Scholastica has provided me a small community setting hosting roughly 4,000 students in total, allowing for incoming freshman to have an easier time with meeting other students. With a 14 to 1 ratio between students and professors the class sizes tended to be small and provided good learning experiences and easy communication with professors. My freshman experience was also enlightened by joining clubs and organizations which helped to find like-minded people to interact with, allowing me to conclusively state that I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a freshman at CSS!
Ruslan from Finland, MN
I love the small, inclusive environment that Saint Scholastica offers! I have loved all of my classes so far and teachers are fantastic and so helpful to help you succeed. I have already learned so much about my classes, time management and studying (things I didn't learn in high school), being a good friend, and caring about those around you.
Ayla from Shoreview, MN
this college is small so it has a great teacher to student ratio. teachers as well as the college mission is to challenge students, but instill a love of learning. i believe wants to see students succeed.
Meredith from Orr, MN