College Of St Scholastica
College in Rochester, MN
The College of St. Scholastica is a Catholic Benedictine institution and the only independent private college in northeastern Minnesota. The College was established in 1912 by a group of pioneering Benedictine Sisters who offered college courses to six young women. Today St. Scholastica educates more than 3, 250 women and men and has graduated more than 16, 000 alumni. The College is guided by its Mission Statement, its Statement of Purposes, its Diversity Statement and by the Benedictine Values of community, hospitality, respect, stewardship and love of learning.
College Of St Scholastica
read moreThe College of St. Scholastica was founded to prepare students from all walks of life to follow their purpose. More than 100 years later, we're still empowering CSS Saints with degrees that balance the career preparation and invaluable life skills needed to make a difference in the world. We believe in approaching our admissions process for incoming undergraduate students with a holistic, Benedictine view of our applicant's academic achievements to ensure our students succeed. Community is important at St. Scholastica.
read moreSince 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for a life of purpose, in addition to economic gain, by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values it was founded on. St. Scholastica is an independent private college with locations across Minnesota, including our original campus in Duluth. Enrollment in our undergraduate and graduate programs has grown from 2,200 to 4,000 in the last decade, due, in part, to our commitment to making high-quality education available online and through convenient evening and weekend formats.
International Student Admissions
read moreDuluth, Minnesota is one of America's cities on the rise, one of the best adventure hubs in the world, even the Best Town in America. From our perch on the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is where The College of Saint Scholastica (CSS) calls home. And with an international experience that combines a diverse, rigorous education with a welcoming, inclusive community, you can too. International students are students who wish to pursue an academic program or degree at the College of St. Scholastica and are in the United States on an educational immigration status of F-1 or J-1 visa.
Info for Veterans
read moreU.S. News & World Report ranked CSS as one of the 2019 Best Colleges for Veterans based on participation in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees. No matter who you are, there's a place for you at St. Scholastica. And for veterans, we mean that literally. The Veteran's Resource Center (VRC) is a physical space on campus specifically for veterans - serving as the base of operations for an ever-supportive and welcoming community that guides you through the ups and downs of college life.
read moreThe College of St. Scholastica admits qualified students from diverse cultural, geographical, economic, religious and racial backgrounds. Applications are evaluated based on information that demonstrates an ability to succeed both academically and socially at St. Scholastica. We holistically review each applicant. Early Action is a non-binding application option for students who want to apply early to St. Scholastica. You will receive priority scholarship consideration, a decision no later than December 1 and will still have until May 1 to submit your enrollment deposit.
read more100% of our Duluth campus transfer students receive a Transfer Benedictine Scholarship upon acceptance. These scholarships are merit-based and automatically renewed annually while you are enrolled. There's no limit to the amount of credits you can transfer. Before you even enroll, our transfer admissions counselors can review your unofficial transcript, pull as many credits from it as possible and create an individualized transfer plan that is unique to you. Visit our Incoming Credits and Course Information page for more details.