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Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary-Overbrook is Catholic college with 84 students located in Wynnewood, PA.

Religiously affiliated, Seminary / Bible College


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History Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary was chartered in 1838 to grant academic degrees. The Seminary is accredited by both the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada.

Mission Statement The fundamental mission of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is the formation of Catholic men of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and of other dioceses and religious communities for pastoral service in the Roman Catholic priesthood of Jesus Christ.

The Seminary is committed to providing a unified college and theology program of formation in priestly spirituality, pastoral ministry, celibate witness, emotional maturity, intellectual integrity and physical wellness.

Formation towards the ministerial priesthood centers around the Word of God and the Sacraments of the Church, most especially Eucharist and Reconciliation. This is complemented by personal and community prayer, a comprehensive academic program of liberal arts and theological studies, and a program of pastoral preparation designed primarily for parochial ministry.

The Seminary welcomes the diverse challenges of our time and promotes in the seminarian a commitment to work in unity with others in the Church with a pastoral solicitude which is exercised in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church.

Offering its resources to the larger Church community, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, through its Religious Studies Division and in cooperation with other institutes, provides a variety of academic and pastoral programs to serve the needs and interests of priests and deacons in parochial and other ministries, other parish workers, teachers of religion, and interested lay persons. The Seminary is committed to serve the need for on-going formation and pastoral education, as this need continues to be discerned and in collaboration with the leadership of the local Church.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 84
Gender 93% Male / 7% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 89% Full Time / 11% Part Time
Geography 75% In State / 25% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 43% 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 74%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Black or African American 18%
Asian 3%


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

100% of students live on-campus.

100% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Wellness Housing


Student Publications: The Brook

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load tutoring study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director financial aid counseling health services personal counseling
  • Facilities: rare book collection
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program independent study 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

Rector President Most Rev. Timothy C. Senior
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 14
Student : Faculty Ratio 7 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 85 : 14
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Acceptance Rate: 85.7% accepted of 14 applications

33% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
67% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
33% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Religious Affiliation Commitment, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Character Personal Qualities

Important: Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Talent Ability, Application Essay, Academic GPA

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 3
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 3

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $31,817 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$30K-$48K $31,817
$110K+ $36,410

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $18,300, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $18,300 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,200 Same as On-Campus
Housing $12,300 $6,000
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $33,000 $26,700

Students Receiving Aid

43% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 57% $6,313
Federal Scholarships/Grants 43% $3,267
Other Federal Grants 29% $500
Pell Grants 43% $2,933
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 14% $3,978
Student Loans 57% $6,313

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

42% of students graduated on time.

42% of students graduated in six years.

83% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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