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St. Catherine University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Mansi Sharma

Admissions at St. Catherine University happen during fall and spring sessions. They offer undergraduate, post-graduate as well as transfer courses. Out of the students enrolled, 67% of them are full-time while 33% of them are part-time. The university also has a good number of international students with 11% of them being Asian.For UG admissions, candidates can apply through Common application/St.Kate Application. The university offers Associate degrees, online courses, UG courses as well as PG courses.

  • There are no fixed deadlines for UG courses but deadlines for graduate courses vary according to the schools.
  • During fall 2018, 2,647 students applied and 1,932 got admitted in the university.
  • The university recommends to have a better high school rank and good letters of recommendations from counselors to ease the process of admission.
  • St. Catherine has an acceptance rate of 73% which makes it moderately selective.


Application PortalSt. Kate's Application/Common Application
Application FeeN/A
Acceptance Rate73%
SAT Score Range(Evidence-based)25th percentile: 563
75th percentile: 675
ACT Score Range(Composite)25th percentile: 19
75th percentile: 25
International application deadlineN/A
Academic calendarFall and spring
Financial AidAvailable

St. Catherine University International Students Admissions

To be considered for admission, an applicant must have graduated from high school or have earned a General Education Development (GED) diploma.

Application Fee: No fee

Application Requirements:

Official High School Transcripts

Letters of Recommendation

ACT or SAT scores

Essay or Personal statement.

Additional information for undergraduate students

  • Begin the application process 6–9 months (or earlier) before the desired time.
  • International documents may take longer to obtain to complete the admission requirements. The University will not review an application for admission until all required documents have been received.
  • All documents must be original or certified photocopies.
  • Any document in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation from ATA Translators.

SAT/ACT Scores

These are the minimum scores for students aiming for UG courses at St. Catherine University.

Test Type25th percentile75th percentile
ACT Composite1925
ACT English1824
ACT Math1724
SAT evidence-based563675

Language Requirements for International Students

These are the minimum requirement for English proficiency at St. Catherine University for students aiming for UG and PG courses.

English proficiency testsMinimum Score (UG)Minimum Score(PG)
TOEFL (PBT) 500550

Additional and Visa Information

  • Submit verification of finances in the form of bank statements or other financial documentation. The U.S. government requires all applicants to provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before the University can issue necessary forms to obtain a visa.
  • All non-native English speakers enrolling for the first time are required to take the St. Catherine English Placement Test. The exam will be proctored during international student orientation.
  • Applicants will be notified of an admission decision within three weeks after required materials have been received. Upon acceptance, candidates are required to pay $400 tuition deposit to reserve a place in the class. The tuition deposit is fully refundable through May 1 for fall semester and January 1 for spring semester.

St. Catherine University Graduate Admissions

Application fee: 75 USD

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Two letters of recommendation; one professional and one academic preferred.
  • Reference Form
  • Screenshots from your institution’s website or degree evaluations from your student portal will not be accepted.

Popular courses at St. Catherine University

Academic RequirementsMBAMasters in Occupational therapyMasters in Public healthMasters of Social Work
TranscriptsCompletion of one undergraduate or graduate course in each of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, and statistics requiredAcceptance rate: 13% Average overall undergraduate GPA: 3.60 Average prerequisite GPA: 3.67Official, final transcripts of all college courses taken Official, final transcripts of all college courses taken evaluated by WES
GMAT/GRERequiredNot RequiredNot requiredNot Required
EssaysRequiredTwo essays requiredRequiredTwo SOPs required
Work ExperienceRequiredNot RequiredSupplemental work experience or coursework requiredNot required
ResumeRequiredNot RequiredNot requiredRequired
RecommendationsYes, two letters requiredYes, by counselorTwo letters requiredThree letters of recommendation required
Admissions interviewRequiredRequiredNot requiredRequired
Application DeadlineAugust 1 (Fall) 
December 15 (Spring)
July 18, 2019March 1Closed for 2019

Admission to St. Catherine University depends majorly on the score. For international students, with great scores in the english proficiency exam they can increase their chances of admissions. Not only this, the GPA, school rank, high school coursework are also substantial. The university lays emphasis on the essays and SOPs with respect to graduate courses.

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