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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into St Catherine University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.3%
Admission Difficulty for St Catherine University
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into St. Kate's and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,655 out of 2,458 applicants were admitted making St. Kate's a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. St Catherine University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. St Catherine University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Kate's SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for St Catherine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for St Catherine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to St Catherine University?

St Catherine University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

St Catherine University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >78%
1175 to 1270 Avg + 67%-78%
1080 to 1175 Avg - 54%-67%
985 to 1080 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 985 Low <41%
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St. Kate's ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for St Catherine University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for St Catherine University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into St. Kate's?

Admission data indicates that St. Kate's regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to St Catherine University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

St Catherine University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >78%
24 to 25 Avg + 67%-78%
23 to 24 Avg - 54%-67%
22 to 23 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 22 Low <41%
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St. Kate's GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into St Catherine University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into St. Kate's. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at St Catherine University was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as St. Kate's accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted St Catherine University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 41% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

52% of St Catherine University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted St Catherine University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 52%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

St Catherine University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,453 5 2,458
Accepted 1,655 0 1,655
Acceptance Rate 67% 0% 67%
Enrolled 342 0 342
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% ? 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
208

Applicants have 208 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to St Catherine University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to St Catherine University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

St Catherine University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at St Catherine University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does St Catherine University prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Kate's. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into St Catherine University?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Kate's. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for St Catherine University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1270. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for St Catherine University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 25. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.