St. Catherine University

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Our Lady of Victory Chapel
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Study abroad (Taj Mahal)
Minneapolis campus

St. Catherine University
Office of Admission
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

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Phone: 651-690-8850
Toll-free: 800-656-5283
Fax: 651-690-8868
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Programs and Degrees Offered



At St. Catherine University, we integrate the liberal arts into our curriculum — so, you’re not just conducting a science experiment or learning Plato’s philosophy. You’re learning how to analyze complex situations with clarity and compassion, and to collaborate with all kinds of people. Our mission is to educate students to lead and influence. St. Kate’s has the largest baccalaureate college for women in the nation, a comprehensive lineup of healthcare programs, and an array of nationally and regionally known graduate and associate programs for women and men. Our rigorous courses offer a free-flowing exchange of ideas, perspectives and life stories, as well as fieldwork, internship and faculty-student research opportunities.

St. Catherine University at a glance


  • Undergraduate: 3,491 (including 390 in evening, weekend or online programs; 1,137 in associate and RN-to-BN programs)
  • Graduate: 1,564

Undergraduate student distribution

  • Domestic students: 75% White, 9% Asian, 8% Black, 5% Hispanic, 2% multiracial, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native,<1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, excludes race/ethnicity unknown
  • International students are 1% of total undergraduate enrollment


  • Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Average class size: 17 (day program)
  • Number undergraduate majors: 58

First-year student profile

  • Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 22 and 26; 95% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
  • High school GPA: 3.6
  • Percentage from Minnesota: 82%
  • Percentage who live on campus: 81%


  • 2015-16 undergraduate tuition and fees: $37,842 (day program), $548 per credit (evening/weekend/online program)
  • Room and board: $8,750
  • Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 99%

Religious affiliation

  • Catholic


Undergraduate degrees offered

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

View a list of all majors and degrees or St. Kate's detailed undergraduate program information.

5 largest undergraduate majors
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Business Administration
  • Psychology
  • English

Graduate degrees offered

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

View a list of all majors and degrees or St. Kate's detailed graduate program information.


292 full time, 168 part time; 82% of full-time faculty members hold the doctorate or highest degree in their field

Student/faculty ratio


Average class size

17 (day program), 12 (evening/weekend), 20 (associate)

Accreditation & approval

  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Library Association
  • American Montessori Society
  • Center for Interior Design Accreditation
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs
  • Committee on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Management Education
  • Education of the American Dietetic Association
  • Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National League for Nursing

Pre-professional programs

  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant studies
  • Veterinary medicine

View details about St. Kate's pre-professional programs.

Teaching licensure programs

  • Elementary (K-6)
  • Secondary (Grades 5-12)
  • K-12, with a required STEM certificate for all elementary education majors

Endorsements in pre-primary and middle-level content areas including communication arts/literature, French, mathematics, science, social studies and Spanish

Non-traditional education programs

St. Catherine's undergraduate evening/weekend/online program offers a combination of classroom, online and off-campus activities. Courses are held year-round (fall, spring, summer), at different meeting times (evening, weekend) and in different lengths (7.5- and 15-week format).

Certification programs

Available at both undergraduate or graduate levels in a variety of disciplines including:

  • Catechetical Ministry
  • Coding Specialist
  • Healthcare Sales
  • Montessori
  • Organizational Leadership 
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Visit online programs for more certificate options and information.

Intercampus agreements

The ACTC is a consortium of private colleges dedicated to academic excellence and urban sustainability through collaboration. The members of the consortium are Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas. Students can take classes or complete a major on any one of these campuses.

Honors program

First-year students or sophomores who have achieved 3.5 GPA are eligible to apply for the Antonian Scholars program, which offers special seminars for enhanced learning. The program culminates with an independent creative project during senior year.

Study abroad programs

St. Catherine University offers over 150 short-term, semester- and year-long programs in more than 50 countries. With advance planning, students in nearly any major can participate in an approved study abroad program while making normal progress toward graduation.

Undergraduate research

Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research through St. Kate’s Assistantship Mentoring Program, Summer Scholars program, and various department and grant-funded initiatives.

Internships/career services

The KatieClick job and internship database provides access to over 500 internship and job opportunities for students in a wide range of majors. St. Kate's organizes several career fairs throughout the year — including the Career Opportunities Fair. It's the largest career fair among private colleges and universities in Minnesota.

The Career Development Office offers free career counseling, practice interviews, writing assistance for resumes and cover letters, and the Backpack to Briefcase program.

Admission & cost


Online application:

Admissions tests required: ACT or SAT

Application deadlines: Rolling

Application fee (amount): None

Advanced placement credit

Up to 32 semester credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree through through Advanced Placement (AP), the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), Cambridge International Exams, International Baccalaureate (IB), UExcel, Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) or departmental proficiency examination. Students presenting scores of 3, 4 or 5 on AP Program tests are granted credit by most departments. CLEP scores at the 50th percentile or above is accepted for all general and selected subject exams. Students presenting scores of 4 or higher on IB tests are granted credit by most departments. More information on earning credit through UExcel, DSST or Cambridge International Exams

Transfer criteria (credits, GPA)

Students must complete 48 of their final 64 semester credits at St. Catherine to earn a degree.

Transfer process (deadlines and materials)

Rolling (for fall and spring)


2015-16 undergraduate tuition and fees: $37,842 (day program), $548 per credit (evening/weekend/online program)

Room and board: $8,750

Graduate tuition and fees: Per-credit tuition ranges from $485 to $955

Percentage of first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 99%

Financial aid information

A college education is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. St. Catherine University is committed to helping you and your family find ways to make your education affordable. Our admission counselors will guide new and first-year students through the financial aid process; current and returning students may seek assistance directly from the Financial Aid Office.

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Student involvement

Student organizations

With more than 50 clubs and organizations, you're sure to find a group that's right for you. St. Kate’s also has 24 national honor societies — in addition to its rigorous Antonian Scholars program, a women’s choir, a string chamber orchestra, two student publications (The Wheel and Ariston) and a radio station (RadioHere).

Athletic programs

Conference membership

  • NCAA Division III
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)

Women's varsity

  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Dance
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field (indoor and outdoor)
  • Volleyball


  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball

Other activities, such as rock climbing, are added throughout the year.

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