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St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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St Catherine University overview
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Online stkate.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
St Catherine University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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St. Catherine University, commonly referred to as St. Kate's, is a private Catholic liberal arts university in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Established in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Kate's is the largest comprehensive university for women in the United States, though it offers a range of coeducational programs. The university?s academic profile includes diverse undergraduate programs with an emphasis on healthcare, social work, and education, reflecting its history in nursing and its status as a leader in the education of healthcare professionals. In addition, St. Kate's provides a variety of graduate programs, notably in occupational therapy and physician assistant studies. The campus boasts a blend of historic and contemporary architecture, with housing available for students on campus. St. Catherine University is situated in a residential area of Saint Paul, with easy access to the commerce and culture of the Twin Cities. Admissions are moderately selective, making the university accessible while maintaining a commitment to academic excellence.

In the most recent statistical year 1,512 prospective students applied, and 1,399 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 346 enrolled in the school.  2,121 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,456 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $46,976 plus fees of $894. St. Kate's is ranked 276 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












St. Kate's is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

St Catherine University overview
SAT 1155/1450
ACT 18/26
GPA 3.62

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for St Catherine University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$894
Room and Board $9,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,680
Total One Year Cost$61,450

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$50,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by St Catherine University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 51%
Business 10%
Education 6%
Human Services 5%
Social Sciences 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175005 IPEDS survey data for St Catherine University.

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