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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
St. Catherine is an above-average private, Catholic university located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,038 undergraduate students. The St. Catherine acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Nursing, Occupational Therapist Assistant, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 59% of students, St. Catherine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,000.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Website

St. Catherine University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
975-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,519/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,958/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,931/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,704/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,282/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,097/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,038Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    46%
  • Passionate
    15%
  • Dedicated
    12%
  • Feminist
    12%
  • Annoyingly feminist and/or religious and Open mind
    5%
  • Annoyingly feminist and/or religious
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.67 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    41%
  • Successful
    22%
  • Expensive
    16%
  • Helpful
    14%
  • Quiet
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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St. Catherines is a religious and private college that focuses on academics and success of their students. I have never experienced such a welcoming and helpful place as this school, they are committed to their motto and encouraging everyone from all different backgrounds. Another really good thing about this school is the health insurance that they provide, even though the mandoatory cost added on to your tuition can be an added stress if you are coming out of pocket for payments. They also offer monthly payment plans to help pay for course work, but it seems that if they allowed you to make payments after graduating it would be way more helpful to a full time student. Other than a few minor things that could be enhanced to help low income students, the overall experience of the school is outstanding! The staff and teachers of this school go above and beyond their job titles to make everyones experience extraordinary.
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I have recently been accepted in the online OTA program. Everyone who has contacted me have all been super helpful and extremely nice! Whenever I need an anwser or help with anything, I am able to email, call or text anyone! They are extremely helpful and positive and believe in furthering your eduacation! Doing an online program in a different state can be stressful. St. Catherine University does a wonderful job with communicating with you and getting back the anwsers needed as soon as they can! I am highly impressed with this school!
The diversity among students and staff was great! Really enjoed learning about others through different assignments and activities in the different courses that I took. One thing I would change would be the events for students and thier families. Most of the event's that were held at school would fall on nights or weekends. This made it very difficult for me to actively participate in most of the events at school, which there were quite a few last fall that I would have loved to be a part of. They other thing that needs work is the parking situation on campus. There are not a lot of spots to park, most are tiny, and when you do get a spot, you may have to walk to the completely other side of the campus just to get to class! Other than those two things, my experience with St. Catherine University has been great thus far. I would highly recommend this school, especially to those women out there, wanting an education.