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St Catherine University

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Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905; St. Catherine University, also known as St. Kate’s, is a private Catholic university located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was named in the honor of the Saint Catherine of Alexandria. St. Kate’s is dedicated to the development of scholars who will go on to become effective and ethical leaders of the future. The institution provides fantastic opportunities to broaden the knowledge base, refine skills and elucidate the attitudes vital for conscientious action. With more than 2,800 bachelor’s students, St. Kate’s is the largest university for women in the US.


St. Catherine University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institute also has several discipline based accreditations from agencies such as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), the American Dietetics Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, and so on.

St. Kate’s confers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in diverse areas of study such as accounting, English, arts, nursing, radiography, sonography, dietetics, and economics. It also offers master’s degree in a variety of disciplines such as education (teacher licensure), education, education (montessori), holistic health studies, library and information science, nursing, social work, and theology.

Students can also earn a doctoral degree and other certificate programs such as business-to-business sales, catechetical ministry, coding specialist, organizational leadership, community health worker, healthcare sales, holistic health studies, pastoral ministry, phlebotomy, spiritual direction, and urban library.

Schools and Colleges:

St. Catherine University is composed of the following academic schools and colleges: School of Business and Leadership; Henrietta Schmoll School of Health; School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; School of Professional Studies; College for Women; College for Women – Weekend; Graduate College; College for Applied and Continuing Learning.

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Each semester, St. Catherine University boasts an enrollment of more than 5,300 students. Students seeking admission to the institute must send the completed application form along with the official transcripts, and ACT or SAT score. Getting a transfer to St. Kate’s is easy. All transfer students must send the application form along with official transcripts from all previously attended institutes.

International students are encouraged to apply for admission. The International applicants must send the completed application, along with all official transcripts, application fee, two letters of recommendations, and a personal statement of 300 to 500 words. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to provide a proof of their proficiency in the language. The application deadlines for the International students are as follows:

  • Last week of June for Fall semester
  • Mid of November for Winter semester

Financial Aid

St. Catherine University offers a variety of financial aid programs including scholarships, grants and loans. Students seeking financial aid must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The institute offers scholarship programs for the first year, transfer and international students. Some of the scholarships offered at the institute are Elizabeth Ann Beatson O’Shaughnessy Merit Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Alumnae Referral Scholarship, TripliKate Scholarship, Private Music Lesson Scholarship, The Bonnie Hyland Umeh Excellence in Leadership Scholarship, ELS Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, and Dean’s Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2206th for the average student loan amount.
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St. Catherine University boasts a vibrant student life. The governing boards and organizations such as like Student Senate, LEAD Team and the St. Kate’s Student Activities Team (SKAT) teach integrity and compassion to the students. There are several on-campus clubs and organizations based on diverse interest of the students. Students can either join one or create a new club. Some of the popular organizations are Active Minds, Colleges Against Cancer, Black Student Association, Exercise & Sport Science Club, Global Learning Organization (GLO), Katies Entrepreneur Organization, Medical Interest Group (MIG), Muslim Student Association (MSA), and Pi Sigma Epsilon (Business Club).

St. Kate’s calendar is packed up with amazing activities and events such as parties, poetry readings, lectures, gallery exhibits, and comedy nights. Most of these events are planned and organized by the students. Some of the popular campus events include Dew Drop Bop, Katwalk, International Potluck, Charity Ball, Women of Substance series, Swing dancing, and so on.

Media and Publications:

Ariston is the annual publication of student art and literary work. It features poems, short stories and artwork selected by a jury of peers.

The Wheel is the voice of students on campus, distributed to the community every other Friday.

Campus Facilities:

St. Catherine University is more like a community, with over 90% of the students living on the campus. The residence halls are well equipped with modern amenities for the convenience of the students. The amenities include kitchens, laundry facilities, computer labs, and lounges. The rooms, apartments and suites are well furnished to present a comfortable living. Some of the residence halls are Crandall Hall, St. Mary Hall, Stanton Hall, Caecilian Hall, Susan Schmid Morrison Hall, Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Hall, Whitby Hall, Sister Alberta Huber Apartments, and Sister Georgia Morrison Apartments.

St. Kate’s campus offers an amazing choice for foods. The dining program includes signature brands and menu selections. Some of the popular dining options situated within the campus are The Dining Room, Minneapolis Deli, Marketplace Convenience Store, and The Pulse.

St. Kate’s is committed to creating and providing accessible and wide-ranging learning environments for all. The staff collaborates with the students with documented disabilities to guarantee full access to educational benefits. This may includes alternative testing arrangements, note taking arrangements, assistive technology, and ASL interpreters.

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St. Catherine University’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams that participate in sports such as basketball, volleyball, softball, hockey, tennis, cross country, hockey, and golf. St. Kate’s is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Conference, NCAA Division III. The athletic teams are nicknamed as the Wildcats. The colors are Purple and Gold. Some of the athletic facilities available at the campus are Butler Sports Center, Gym, Pool, Tennis Courts, Soccer and Softball Field.

Intramural Sports:

Recreational or intramural sports also form an important part of the campus life. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in the diverse recreational sports such as volleyball, rock climbing, water polo, and pick-up basketball.


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Ranks 15th in Minnesota and 449th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3 0.06
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Saint Paul, MN 55105
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population27,818 (27,818 urban / N/A rural)
Households11,405 (2.15 people per house)
Median Household Income$53,879
Families5,788 (2.93 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (other dominant fields)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Congressional District2704

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 355th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $26,425 $26,425 $26,425
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $280 $280 $280
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $865 $865 $865
FT Graduate Tuition $14,364 $14,364 $14,364
FT Graduate Required Fees $60 $60 $60
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $798 $798 $798
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $47,012 $47,012 $47,012
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $47,012 $47,012 $47,012
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $38,444 $38,444 $38,444

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $31,640 $33,176 $31,640 $33,176 $31,640 $33,176
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,002 $8,288
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,250 $2,700
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,002 $8,288
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,250 $2,700
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,250 $2,700

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application FeeN/A
Graduate Application Fee$25
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,071 (25 male / 3,046 female)
Admitted 1,870 (20 male / 1,850 female)
Admission rate 61%
First-time Enrollment 443 (8 male / 435 female)
FT Enrollment 419 (6 male / 413 female)
PT Enrollment 24 (2 male / 22 female)
Total Enrollment5,017

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf

ACT Test Admission

634th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 96%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25

SAT Test Admission

555th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 5%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 620
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 550
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 970 / 1170

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity910
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$4,860
Board Fee$3,708

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 9 81 40 99 5 1,039 86 1,372
Accounting 2 1 1 17 21
Actuarial Science
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 1 10 2 13
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other 27 2 32
American Indian/Native American Studies
American Sign Language (ASL) 1 1 2
Anthropology 1 1 2
Applied Economics 1 3 8 12
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 1 2
Art/Art Studies, General 2 2 1 5
Biological and Physical Sciences 2 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 5 16 1 22
Business Administration and Management, General 1 6 30 2 39
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 2 34 2 40
Chemistry, General 2 3 4 9
Christian Studies
Communication, General 1 2 19 1 23
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 2 2
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 1
Curriculum and Instruction 1 1 35 3 40
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 9 10
Dietetics/Dietitian 3 1 4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General 1 7 2 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 2 20 1 25
English Language and Literature, General 1 3 18 22
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 4 4
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies 1 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 1 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion Merchandising 1 11 12
Fashion/Apparel Design 4 4
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other 1 1
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature 1 1
German Language Teacher Education
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2 2 4
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 4 4
Hematology Technology/Technician 6 1 1 15 1 24
History, General 4 4
Information Science/Studies
International Economics 4 4
International Relations and Affairs 1 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 2 1 1 4
Library and Information Science 4 50 7 61
Management Information Systems, General 1 1
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 1 3 4
Mathematics, General 1 1 2
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 1 2 3
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 2 1 33 36
Montessori Teacher Education 1 2 2 18 6 30
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1
Music Teacher Education 1 1
Music, General
Neuroscience 1 1
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 2 3 46 1 53
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapist Assistant 1 1 1 12 1 16
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 1 1 52 3 57
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist 1 1
Organizational Behavior Studies
Orthoptics/Orthoptist 1 1 2
Pastoral Studies/Counseling 8 8
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 1 1
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing 1 8 1 10
Philosophy 3 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 15 1 17
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 2 1 27 30
Political Science and Government, General 6 7
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 1 22 23
Psychology, General 3 21 1 25
Psychology, Other 2 2
Public Health Education and Promotion 9 9 3 21
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 41 6 24 4 172 4 255
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 3 10 1 16
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 2 2 32 6 45
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 1 8 9
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 11 11
Social Sciences, General 2 2
Social Work 1 4 9 6 125 29 174
Sociology 2 1 4 1 8
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature 2 5 7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 1 3 5
Theology/Theological Studies 1 12 13
Women's Studies 1 2 3

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1910th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,540 ($66,682 male / $58,567 female)
Number of FT Faculty 273 (50 male / 223 female)
Number of PT Faculty 511
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $6,075,821

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