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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
    A
St. Catherine is an above-average private, Catholic university located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,143 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the St. Catherine acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Occupational Therapist Assistant, and Public Health. Graduating 58% of students, St. Catherine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,700.
2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

St. Catherine University Rankings

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St. Kate Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1270
ACT Range
23-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,172/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,767/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    24%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,143Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,140
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
  • Welcoming
    46%
  • Passionate
    17%
  • Feminist
    15%
  • Dedicated
    13%
  • Annoyingly feminist and/or religious and Open mind
    4%
  • Annoyingly feminist and/or religious
    2%
  • Open minded but self conscious
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.77 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Passionate
    38%
  • Expensive
    17%
  • Successful
    17%
  • Helpful
    13%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Quiet
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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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I love the community at Saint Catherine University! With it being a smaller school, the teachers are able to get to know their students more. All of the faculty are ready to be available to help their students learn the curriculum to the best of their ability! The buildings at Saint Kate's are also wonderful. I personally love the library, where it is a nice, quiet place to get work done or get a study room with some friends to work together (Covid permitting). There are many commuter students at Saint Kate's, and they do their best to make everyone feel included in the community. Saint Kate's also has a great reputation when going into the working world, and they set you up with many connections before sending you off. Lastly, Saint Kate's not only teaches about diversity, but you can see it in the community around you. I have learned so much about diversity from the Saint Kate's curriculum, and I am forever grateful.
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Yes, most of the time we used Collaborate. Sometimes we used Google Meet. A couple times we used Zoom. My least favorite was Zoom because the faculty member could control my Mic and if I didn't open my Mic fast enough they would click it for me thus disabling my ability to turn my Mic on so I could not contribute to the class. Also, in Collaborate we would break into small groups for discussions. Last, we presented power points and verbal reports. I think they did a great job!
I transferred to St. Catherine University from a community college. I was feeling very stagnant at the first school I attended- like I didn't care to be there and they didn't care to help me succeed. After my very first meeting with a counselor at St. Kate's, I felt so much better. I was hesitant to even consider St. Kate's, due to the cost, but my counselor made me feel so welcome and provided me with so many helpful resources- the total opposite of my previous school. I absolutely love St. Kate's. Transferring there is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I love that they empower women, I was provided with a degree evaluation/ plan within a few hours of walking into the school, I feel very safe there, I've met many friends, and now I'm much more excited to go to school every day!