St. Catherine University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

St. Catherine University
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St. Catherine University Admissions Overview:

In 2016, St. Catherine University had an acceptance rate of 91%; it's admissions are largely open. Applicants with solid grades and test scores within or above the averages listed below have a good chance of being admitted to the school. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. For complete requirements and information about applying, be sure to visit the school's website. And, if you have any additional questions, the admissions office at St. Kate's is available to help.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • St. Catherine University Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

St. Catherine University Description:

St. Catherine University (formerly called the College of St. Catherine) is a private Catholic university for women located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The school has a second campus in Minneapolis. St. Kate's frequently ranks highly among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Professional areas of study such as business, education and health are the most popular among undergraduates. The university has an 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. Outside of the classroom, students can take part in a range of clubs and other extracurricular activities, including academic clubs, leadership organizations, religious groups, and performing arts ensembles. In athletics, the St. Kate Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,786 (3,176 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 4% Male / 96% Female
  • 64% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,820
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,010
  • Other Expenses: $2,350
  • Total Cost: $49,180

St. Catherine University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,710
    • Loans: $7,845

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Elementary Education, Management, Nursing, Psychology, Sales, Social Work

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Dance, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey, Swimming

More Minnesota Colleges - Information and Admissions Data:

Augsburg | Bethel | Carleton | Concordia College Moorhead | Concordia University Saint Paul | Crown | Gustavus Adolphus | Hamline | Macalester | Minnesota State Mankato | North Central | Northwestern College | Saint Benedict | St. Catherine | Saint John's | Saint Mary's | St. Olaf | St. Scholastica | St. Thomas | UM Crookston | UM Duluth | UM Morris | UM Twin Cities | Winona State

St. Catherine University Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at

"St. Catherine University educates students to lead and influence. Inspired by its visionary founding in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, more than a century later the University serves diverse students, with a baccalaureate college for women at its heart and graduate and associate programs for women and men..."

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