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Saint Joseph Seminary College

St. Benedict, LA
University Website: saintjosephabbey.com/
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Coordinates: 30°31′36″N 90°06′41″W / 30.5267°N 90.1115°W / 30.5267; -90.1115 Saint Joseph Seminary College, also known as St. Ben or St. Ben's, is a private four-year seminary college founded in 1891. It is operated by the Benedictine Monks of Saint Joseph Abbey and the dioceses of the ecclesiastical provinces of New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. The 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) piney woods campus is located in St. Benedict, Louisiana, north of Covington.

The college is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy in either liberal arts or religious studies to men seeking eventual ordination as priests in the Roman Catholic Church. The college also has a two-year pre-theology program for students who have already attained a college degree. After attending Saint Joseph Seminary College, seminarians wishing to continue priestly studies will attend a graduate seminary. In the past, Saint Joseph Seminary College has also offered degrees with majors in psychology, history, and English.

It has a long history of forming men to the priesthood for the Gulf South region. Those who attend St. Ben's experience the unique gift of the Benedictine Order, a refined liturgy. The Liturgy of the Hours sung in community as well as the special liturgies throughout the year are a source of spiritual inspiration to the seminarians and the locals.

There is also the tradition of a flag football game, called Bonfire, between St. Ben's and the graduate seminary of New Orleans, Notre Dame. This tradition has gone on for well over 70 years. The annual game takes place in a field on the vast property of the Abbey the Friday before Thanksgiving. The students at St. Ben's spend weeks building a massive bonfire out of the downed trees on the surrounding forests owned by the Abbey. After the game, the two seminaries join together to share in fellowship and traditional Louisiana foods around the bonfire.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $12,860.00 avg tuition

75376 River Road
St. Benedict, LA 70457
(985) 867-2232

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Areas of Study:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
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Saint Joseph Seminary College

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SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 67%
4-year graduation rate 64%
6-year graduation rate 64%
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Open Admissions Policy Yes
Secondary School GPA Not applicable
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AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Saint Joseph Seminary College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $12,860.00 $12,860.00 $12,860.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,878.00 $1,878.00 $1,878.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $175.00 $175.00 $175.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $12,860.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,225.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,200.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 44%
Percent receiving grant aid 44%
Avg amount of grant aid $2,165.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 0%
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Saint Joseph Seminary College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X

Scholarships for Students in Louisiana

Name Amount Deadline
Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship $2,000 June 01, 2017
Todd Poche Endowed Scholarship Varies October 26, 2017

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