Undergraduate Student Profile
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University together enrolled 3,864 first-year to senior students in fall 2012, marking the seventh consecutive year total combined undergraduate enrollment has exceeded 3,800 students. The ratio of women and men generally has stayed within the range of 52:48 in the last decade. Saint Benedict and Saint John's together have a closer gender balance than most private colleges in the state. In fall 2012, men made up just 44% of total undergraduate private college enrollment in Minnesota (excluding all single gender institutions).
Total undergraduate enrollment has remained nearly steady since 2001. The colleges' combined private college market share - approximately 10% - has been stable for nearly a decade. In fall 2012, the College of Saint Benedict enrolled over 8% of all female private college students in the state, while Saint John's University enrolled approximately 11% of all private college men.
In fall 2012, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University enrolled undergraduate students from 39 states and 36 countries (includes both regular and special enrollment). International students made up over 6% of all undergraduates. In fall 2012, Saint Benedict and Saint John's enrolled nearly 16% of international private college students in the state.
American students of color comprised 11.5% of all CSB and SJU undergraduates in fall 2012. The colleges enrolled 454 American students of color, the highest number ever (includes regular and special enrollment).
In fall 2012, approximately 80% of all undergraduates live in college residence halls or apartments. An additional 6% live in campus-sponsored housing while studying abroad. Additionally, in fall 2012, 96% of all available housing spaces between the two campuses were fully occupied. The percentage of students living on-campus at CSB/SJU is significantly higher than the Minnesota private college average.