A Visit to the College of St. Scholastica

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The College of St. Scholastica has a warm, inviting campus with an old fashioned feel set on 180 forested acres overlooking Lake Superior. Students enjoy hundreds of miles of biking and hiking. Located in Duluth, MN, a great college town known for it’s vibrant music scene, nightlife and cheap restaurants. The Duluth area is inhabited by 25,000 college students (1/5 of the area’s population).  


  • Usually less expensive than the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD)
  • Great place for students who don’t think a private college is affordable
  • It’s okay to be undecided
  • Great Scholarships
  • Very personable Admissions Staff
  • Excellent choice for B students


  • 2,100 undergraduate students
  • Average ACT score is 23
  • Multi-faith
  • Open to gays and diversity
  • Many first generation students
  • 33% Catholic
  • 65% female, but since adding football, St. Scholastica is attracting more males
  • If you feel you’re an underachiever – the professors will step up to help you
  • Large majority of students enjoy outdoor sports such as hiking, biking, kayaking and rock climbing
  • Good accommodations for students with LD or Aspergers
  • All students live on campus for freshman and sophomore year
  • Very tight-knit campus – friendly and nurturing
  • Diverse students who all enjoy each other


  • Known for Healthcare Programs, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Education and Psychology
  • Great Health Information Management program – “they invented it”
  • The Pre-Med program has high placement due to the personal attention students receive and the Human Cadaver Lab
  • Direct entry into Physical Therapy program
  • Physician’s Assistant Program slated to start in 2016
  • Music Program is growing


Full time

(12-18 credits, fall and spring semesters)

$15,104 per semester ($30,208 annually)

Per credit

(if below 12 credits or over 18 credits)


Summer 2012 tuition

$395 per credit

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