Name of School:
The College of St. Scholastica

1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: 800-249-6412



Admissions Contact:
Patrick Donaway
Community Outreach Coordinator, Admissions Counselor
P - 800-249-6412


Personal Tours!
Personal tours can be scheduled anytime throughout the year.

  • Our 186 acre main campus is located in the heart of Duluth, MN.
  • A newly enlarged, state-of-the-art science center facilitates faculty/student research and lab coursework. St. Scholastica also has one of the Midwest’s few human cadaver labs for use by undergraduates.
  • The St. Scholastica Theatre is open to students of any major. Students construct the sets and costumes, manage the box office and house, and perform in the productions.
  • Our Team Delta students greet incoming freshmen and their families during Move-in Day.
  • St. Scholastica’s Homecoming is a celebration that unites students, alumni, parents, Sisters, and friends. It’s a festive time of games, a parade, dances, a chili feed and other fun activities.
  • St. Scholastica has several music ensembles, including concert and jazz band, choral ensembles, chamber ensembles, guitar ensemble, string ensemble and percussion ensemble open to students of any major.

Perched on a forest ridge overlooking Lake Superior, The College of St. Scholastica is a Catholic Benedictine community where students flourish intellectually and socially.

In addition to degree programs spanning all disciplines, St. Scholastica has a longstanding reputation for quality health education including health sciences, nursing and professional preparation for careers in dentistry, medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine and other health-related fields. 

More than 96% of CSS graduates find jobs in their chosen field or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Duluth consistently ranks as one of America’s best college towns for academic and cultural environment and outdoor recreation.

Public/Private: Private

Single-Sex or Co-ed: Co-ed

Setting (Urban/Suburban): Urban

Accreditations: Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and member of the North Central Association.

Religious Affiliation: Catholic

Other Affiliations:

Enrollment: 4,240

Demographics: 69% female, 31% male

Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Tuition: $31,416 annually based on 12-18 credits for fall and spring semesters

Financial Aid Program: One hundred percent of our first-year students were offered financial aid for 2013-2014. The average award (defined as grants/scholarships from any source) of our first-year students is $21,664. St. Scholastica offers the Benedictine Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship for incoming students that ranges from $12,000-$18,000 per year. St. Scholastica awarded nearly $19 million in Benedictine Scholarships in 2012-13

Room and Board: $8,348 annually

# of Undergraduate Programs: 50

# of Graduate Programs: 20

Degrees Awarded: 1,270 1st major degrees and certificates in 2012-13 academic year

Campus Life: More than 50 student clubs and organizations

Athletic Teams, Leagues, Clubs: Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field

Fraternities/Sororities: N/A

Awards/Distinctions: U.S. News & World Report magazine consistently ranks The College of St. Scholastica among the best colleges and universities in the region for academic excellence.