St. Catherine University has one of the largest baccalaureate colleges for women in the nation, a comprehensive lineup of health care programs and an array of nationally and regionally known graduate and associate programs for women and men. St. Kate’s welcomes transfer students into the College for Women (bachelor’s degrees) and the College for Adults (associate and bachelor’s degrees for women and men). Students can choose from more than 100 fields of study and nearly 60 majors, plus 37 more through partnerships with other Twin Cities private colleges — as well as dozens of minors and nine pre-professional programs. The Wildcats compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

New or unique undergraduate programs
American Sign Language/Interpreting
Apparel Design
Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity
Fashion Merchandising
Public Health
Radiation Therapy
Respiratory Care

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Student profile

2,983 Undergraduate students
41% Students of color or Native American students
95% Female students
53% Transfer students 
62% Students under 25
33% Non-traditional students

1,294 Graduate students

Credit transfer

If you’ve earned credits from a college or university that was regionally accredited at the time you attended, we will help to apply those credits toward a St. Kate’s degree. St. Kate’s offers free unofficial pre-admission evaluations to review your transcripts and estimate how many courses you have left to complete your bachelor’s degree. Courses must 100 or 1000 level or higher.

Your first step: connect with an admission counselor. Your counselor will create your transfer plan—a free guide to how your previous courses will transfer into St. Kate's, as well as what you'll need to do to complete your degree. Learn more about transferring credit to St. Kate's.

Maximum number of credits that can transfer
80 (48 credits must be taken at St. Kate’s)

Number of credits required for degree

Minimum cumulative GPA required
2.0 (depending on the program)

Minimum grade required for a course to transfer

Regarding block transfer acceptance*

► Accepts Associate of Arts degree
► Accepts Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

* Previous A.A.-core and MnTC-core requirements will be reduced for students who completed an A.A. degree or the MnTC at a Minnesota State institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 prior to enrollment at St. Kate’s. Please see course catalog for more details.

Minimum required GPA for block transfer
2.5 (some programs might require higher GPA)


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Application deadlines
Rolling for both fall and spring terms

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Financial aid & cost

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Tuition and fees

Academic Achievement Scholarship for Transfer Students ($10,000–$26,000)
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship ($2,500)
Duplikate ($2,000)
Triplikate ($3,000)
St. Kate’s Complete Scholarship ($3,000)

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