St. Kate's Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into St Catherine University
How hard is it to get into St. Kate's and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,881 out of 2,682 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 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.
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St. Kate's SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT4%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1360 and Above||Good||>80%|
|1240 to 1360||Avg +||70%-80%|
|1120 to 1240||Avg -||58%-70%|
|1000 to 1120||Reach||45%-58%|
|Less than 1000||Low||<45%|
St. Kate's ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT97%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>80%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||70%-80%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||58%-70%|
|17 to 20||Reach||45%-58%|
|Less than 17||Low||<45%|
Avg. High School GPA3.61
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into St Catherine University. 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 70% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
52% of St Catherine University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||0%||21%|
What are the requirements for admission to St Catherine University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.