Overview

Applicants
3,808
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
407
with Terminal Degree
204

267
Women
140
Men
42
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
61%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Exercise Physiology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Behavior Studies.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Journalism.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Administration of Special Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Indian/Native American Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Gerontology.
  • International/Global Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Christian Studies.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physical Sciences, Other.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Social Sciences, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Music Performance, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Mary Murphy
Minnesota House of Representatives

Al Hunter
Chief, Rainy River First Nations

Fred De Sam Lazaro
Correspondent, The News Hour w/ Jim Lehrer

Chad Braafladt
President, CP Internet

Linda Kloss
CEO, American Health Information Mgmt Assoc.

Juliet Wasswa-Mugambwa
Assoc. Program Officer, U.N. Dept. of Economic Aff

Patricia Peterson
Aveda Corp., Head of Research and Development

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
61%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,818

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,825

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,433

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$42,183

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,345

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,282
Required Fees
$660
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,150

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,486
Transportation for Commuters
$1,060

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,088
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,479
Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

2.65%
Asian
3.17%
African-American
3.83%
Hispanic
83.48%
Caucasian
2.32%
International

71% female
29% male
13% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Melissa Watschke

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
67
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Saints)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Ice Hockey
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Saints)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.css.edu/student/opendoors

Minority Support Groups: www.css.edu/student/stdlife/organize.shtml

Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Minnesota-Duluth

Sustainability

63/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ellen Johnson
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Address
Office of Admissions
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 558114199

Phone
2187236630

Email
admissions@css.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wellness Center
Student Union
Storm's Den
Einsteins Coffee Shop

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lake Walk
Canal Park
Fitger's Brewery Complex
Miller Hill Mall
Great Lakes Aquarium

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
February, April, September, November

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@css.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Unable to host guests during break or when preparing for finals.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, buses; Duluth International Airport--3 miles from campus


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