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Mount Angel Seminary

Mount Angel Seminary is Catholic college with 70 students located in Saint Benedict, OR.

Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College


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Saint Benedict was born of a Roman noble family around 480 A.D. He was schooled at Rome, but eventually turned away from the declining culture and worldly life of the Roman schools and took spiritual refuge in a cave some distance from Rome at Subiaco. There he lived an ascetical life of prayerful solitude. Saint Gregory the Great tells us in Book II of his dialogues that a group of monks convinced him, with much reluctance, to be their abbot. Soon they tired of Benedict's discipline and wanted him to leave them to their life of laxity. He wouldn't go, so they attempted to poison him. After this unfortunate affair, the holy man went to found a monastery at Monte Casino, which would become the "mother" of the entire Benedictine confederation of monks. Saint Benedict died around 547 A.D. Continuing the Tradition

Mount Angel Abbey has inherited Saint Benedict's Rule of life, with its tradition of prayer and work. Founded from the Swiss Abbey of Engelberg in 1882, Mount Angel Abbey strives to be a place of peace and solitude in a very busy world. This community keeps alive the ancient tradition of the choral office, the love of learning and Christian hospitality. In 1882 a small group of Benedictine monks arrived in Oregon to found an abbey similar to the one they had left behind high in the Alpine village of Engelberg, Switzerland.

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 70
Geography 10% In State / 90% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 15% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 42%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 14%
Hispanic/Latino 31%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 11%


Campus housing is available for undergraduates and is mandatory for freshman. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

100% of students live on-campus.

100% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Housing Mandatory
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms


  • Government or Political Activity

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: health services personal counseling chaplain/spiritual director financial aid counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration double major english as a second language (esl)
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Philosophy (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President-Rector Very Rev. Joseph Betschart
Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 22
Student : Faculty Ratio 5 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 77 : 22
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100
International Faculty 9




Acceptance Rate: 100.0% accepted of 14 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Interview, Recommendations, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Important: Academic GPA

Also Considered: Standardized Test Scores, Character Personal Qualities, Extracurricular Activities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $26,367 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $26,367

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $13,352, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $13,352 Same as On-Campus
Fees $5,666 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,766 N/A
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $30,784 $20,018

Students Receiving Aid

15% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Scholarships/Grants 15% $5,550
Pell Grants 15% $5,550

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

42% of students graduated on time.

57% of students graduated in six years.

85% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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