Undergraduate Student Profile
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University together enrolled 3,906 first-year to senior students in fall 2011, marking the sixth consecutive year total combined undergraduate enrollment has exceeded 3,900 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 2011, men made up just 41% of total undergraduate private college enrollment in Minnesota. The enrollment gap between men and women at private colleges has been growing for more than a decade.
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 2011, the College of Saint Benedict enrolled over 8% of all female private college students in the state, while Saint John's University enrolled 11% of all private college men.
In fall 2011, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University enrolled undergraduate students from 40 states and 42 countries. International students made up over 6% of all undergraduates. In fall 2011, Saint Benedict and Saint John's enrolled nearly 18% of international private college students in the state.
American students of color comprised 10% of all CSB and SJU undergraduates in fall 2011. The colleges enrolled 390 American students of color, the highest number ever.
Each year, approximately three-quarters of all undergraduates live in college residence halls or apartments. An additional 5% to 7% live in campus-sponsored housing while studying abroad. In fall 2011, an average of 99% of all available housing spaces between the two campuses was fully occupied. The percentage of students living on-campus at CSB/SJU is significantly higher than the Minnesota private college average.