Saint John's University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2000
Collegeville, MN 56321
Tel: (320)363-2011; 800-544-1489; Admissions: (320)363-2196; Fax: (320)363-3206; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed, coordinate with College of Saint Benedict. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees (coordinate with College of Saint Benedict for women). Founded 1857. Setting: 2,400-acre rural campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $91.1 million. Research spending 2002-03: $770,910. Educational spending 2002-03: $9249 per student. Total enrollment: 2,067. Faculty: 167 (149 full-time, 18 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,049 applied, 89% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar. Full-time: 1,896 students, 100% men. Part-time: 44 students, 100% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 25 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 1% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 90% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Saint Benedict, Tri-College Exchange Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 1/15, 12/20 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,473 includes full-time tuition ($20,335), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($5788). College room only: $2900. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $847 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $175 per term. part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 90 open to all. Most popular organizations: Volunteers in Service to Others, Joint Events Council, Cultural Affairs Board, Students in Free Enterprise, ultimate frisbee. Major annual events: Festival of Cultures, Pinestock, Asian New Year. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, well-lit pathways, 911 center on campus, closed circuit TV monitors. 1,500 college housing spaces available; 1,468 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: men-only housing available. Alcuin Library plus 2 others with 805,376 books, 196,563 microform titles, 5,735 serials, 22,452 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.6 million. 541 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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