St. Catherine University

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2004 Randolph Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: (651) 690-6000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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St. Catherine University is a private institution that was founded in 1905. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,663, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. St. Catherine University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 13. Its tuition and fees are $32,590 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

St. Catherine University serves diverse students with an innovative approach to learning and a faculty that has been recognized nationally for their commitment to teaching. Home to the nation's largest college for women, St. Kate's also offers a range of graduate and associate programs for women and men in both traditional and weekend/online formats. St. Catherine University's learning experience - based in the liberal arts - promotes personal growth, critical thinking and leadership development. A dynamic university with campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis, St. Catherine prepares students to make a difference in their professions, their communities and the world.

General Information

School type private, women's college
Year founded 1905
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $51,821,028


When applying to St. Catherine University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 58.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Catherine University is 12:1, and the school has 62.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Catherine University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Social Work; Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 39%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 27%
Social Work 8%
Business Administration and Management, General 6%
Psychology, General 5%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 4%

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Student Life

St. Catherine University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,663, with a gender distribution of 3.2 percent male students and 96.8 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus. St. Catherine University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,075
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

St. Catherine University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. St. Catherine University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Catherine University, 34 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Catherine University.

Students who have cars on campus 34%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Catherine University, 87.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,270.

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Tuition and fees $32,590 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,568 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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