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ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY, SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA

Saint Paul, MinnesotaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1905Established Year
  4724Enrollment

St. Catherine University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Nicknamed as St. Kate’s, St. Catherine University is a Catholic institution located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Established in 1905 as College of St. Catherine, St. Catherine University became a university on June 1, 2009. 

In the last thirty years, the student enrollment at St. Catherine University doubled from just over 2,000 students at the baccalaureate level, to nearly 5,000 students in programs ranging from associate to doctoral. 

Currently, the university has a student population of around 4,859 students who want to study in the USA. The university houses three schools - School of Business, Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, and School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and three colleges – College for Women, College for Adults, and Graduate College.

St. Catherine University Student Enrolment

Rankings and Accreditations

  • 1st in Economic Mobility Rate for graduates of Minnesota’s 17 private colleges
  • Ranked 13th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best College Rankings
  • Affiliated with Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), NCAA Division III
  • Accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLO)

Highlights

Year of Establishment1905
LocationSaint Paul, Minnesota
Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Number of CampusesTwo
Mode of LearningOn-campus, Online, Hybrid
Type of degreesAssociate, Bachelors, Masters
On-campus housingAvailable
Total Student Enrollment4,859
Alumni55,000+
Acceptance rate70%
Financial AidAvailable
Websitestkate.edu

Programs offered at St. Kate’s

St. Catherine University offers Graduate, Undergraduate, Associate and online degrees through three schools namely:

  • School of Business,
  • Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, and
  • School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

and, three colleges:

  • College for Women,
  • College for Adults, and
  • Graduate College

Some of the popular courses offered include nursing, occupational therapist assistant, public health, business, psychology, etc.

St. Catherine University Campus and Housing Facilities

St. Catherine University has two campuses – St. Paul Campus and Minneapolis Campus. The St. Paul Campus is the main campus of the university where most of the evening/weekend, and graduate program classes are offered. 

The campus is spread across 110 wooded acres in the Highland Park neighborhood, a central location between the Twin Cities' downtowns. St. Kate's coeducational Minneapolis campus in the Riverside neighborhood that offers associate degree and certificate programs in numerous healthcare fields. 

On-campus housing is available in the form of Residence Halls and Apartments. The traditional residence halls offer single, double, and triple rooms with shared community spaces like kitchens, lounges, and bathrooms. Suites and apartments are available in several buildings.

The Residence halls are as follows:

  • Caecilian Hall – this hall is for upper-class students who are accommodated in single, double, and triple rooms. Each floor has 25 residents.
  • Carondelet Hall – This building accommodates conference meeting spaces, administrative offices, and University housing. There are lounge spaces and two large kitchens, flexible meal plans, wireless internet, etc.
  • Crandall Hall – This building has double and single room occupancies, with 55 first-year students accommodated on its three floors. Facilities like study and TV lounges, free laundry, and community kitchen are available to the students.
  • St. Mary Hall – This hall is only for 1st-year students and has 24 double rooms and 2 single rooms on each of its four floors. Each floor comes with a kitchenette and there is also a full kitchen on the first floor.
  • Stanton Hall - This small building has double and single room occupancies, with 55 first-year students accommodated on its three floors.

Apartments and Suites include private living spaces for upper-class students along with shared community spaces like computer labs and social lounges. These apartments and suits include Alberta Hall, Georgia Apartments, Morrison Hall and Rauenhorst Hall. 

Application process at St. Catherine University

Application: For admissions to St. Catherine University, students can complete their admissions applications online. 

Application Fee: There is no application fee for applying to St. Catherine University.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application form 
  • Original or certified copies of the latest degree completed
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • SAT/ACT scores (optional)
  • English Language requirement if you come from a country where English is not a native language.
ExamMinimum Requirement
TOEFLIBT – 71, PBT - 550
IELTS6.0
  • International Financial Aid Applications and Certificate of Finances
  • Copy of Passport

Cost of Attendance

The estimated annual expenses has been tabled below that are to be incurred by an international student at St. Catherine University:

Fees (Nine-Month School Year)16 Credits (4 Courses/Semester)12 Credits (3 Courses/Semester)
Tuition (USD 1,343/credit)USD 42,976USD 32,232
Room (double room)USD 5,500USD 5,500
Meals (Platinum meal plan)USD 3,800USD 3,800
Health insurance (mandatory)USD 2,196USD 2,196
Student Activity & Technology FeeUSD 694USD 694
Books and Supplies (estimated)USD 1,000USD 1,000
Personal expenses (estimate)USD 2,350USD 2,350
TOTALUSD 58,516USD 47,772

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Full scholarships are not available for international students. But many scholarships cover a good part of the tuition. Also with campus jobs, international students can earn approximately 2,700 USD per year by working an average of 10 hours a week.

Some of these are–

  • Catherine T. McNamee International Student Scholarship - Up to USD 29,500/ year for four years. Eligibility – Full-time female bachelor’s student. It is applied to tuition, room and board, to students who take four classes per semester and is reduced if a student takes fewer classes or lives off campus.
  • #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship – covers 50% of tuition for four years. Two annual, renewable scholarships are awarded to full-time international female bachelor’s students staying on campus. 

Other scholarships that are based on family or alumni referral and include TripliKate Scholarship, DupliKate Scholarship, Alumni Referral Scholarship, and Family Scholarship. International students can also apply for international scholarships to study in the USA awarded by various private organizations and agencies. 

Alumni Network

As part of the Alumni association, the alumnus gets to audit a class for USD 70, free library use, Butler Center Alumni membership, a parking permit, etc.

A few of the notable alumni of St. Catherine University are: 

  • Kevin Ward, AAS, Radiography’16
  • Dulce Ocampo, BS: Business Administration
  • Elizabeth Prize, BS, Nursing
  • Amy Lindgren, BA, English
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St. Catherine University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population5970
FAFSA Code002342
Application Cost$35
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$41,504 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score117510401310 4%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing598530665-
Mathematics578510645-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232026 97%
English221826-
Mathematics221825-

St. Catherine University Acceptance Rate

70.1%

Acceptance Rate

2682

Total Applicants

5970

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

6.7%

Male

93.3%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program70.1%
Total Applicants5343
Total Enrolled3747
Graduate
Graduate Programs70.1%
Total Applicants3170
Total Enrolled2223

St. Catherine University Enrollment

Enrollment
St. Catherine University Enrollment5970
Undergraduate Enrollment3747
Graduate Enrollment2223
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate42.1%

Attendance Cost

$41,504

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$41,504 / Year
Post Graduate Program$38,893 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,196 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,350 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,196 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,350 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,800 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,800 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Education ProgramsMontessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Physiotherapy ProgramsAmerican Physical Therapy Association
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
822047153505-
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    RANKED  #545

    Overall (National)

    College rating

    based on 3 students ratings

    8.4/10

    9.3/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    8.7/10placements
    9/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    7.3/10accommodation

    Reviews

    C
    Charandeep pillai, INDIA Mba
    St. Catherine University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2018
    8.7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    ST.CATHERINE UNIVERSITY: A PLACE THAT BROUGHT MY DREAM COME TRUE

    I chose to do an MBA from the USA because my younger sister went for her bachelors in the USA and since I was looking out to do an MBA, my family decided to sent me to the same place to study, so that we could accompany each other, so I applied through a free common application form.


    Course Curriculum - 

    My program at the university was very diverse and specialized as I chose general management concentration because I had worked in a firm and explored finance as my interest area, so I started with general management and studied finance and few other subjects of management to gain the expertise and work in specialized fields

    9 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    8 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
    08, May 2020 read more
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    Mona thaker, INDIA Master of business administration [m.b.a]
    St. Catherine University
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2019
    7.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    WHY I CHOSE ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY

    I chose this college mainly because it is a catholic institution. The University is also the best university in the state of Minnesota. Also, the college has a very good acceptance rate and it was another reason why I applied to the college. I filled the application online and the application was $75 for graduate admission.


    Course Curriculum - 

    This is mainly a two-year course but can be completed in one and a half years as well. The best thing about is it is mostly self-paced and the student can decide the topics among a variety of them as per their requirement. The covers mainly focus on marketing, production, case studies, and administration and management.

    9 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    6 /10
    accomodation/food
    7 /10
    placement
    5 /10
    extracurricular
    21, Mar 2020 read more
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    Sophie devore, UNITED STATES American sign language interpreting
    St. Catherine University
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    9.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    LOOK INTO ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY

    They have one of the best ASL interpreting programs in the country and they are a small school which is what I was looking for. I got an email about applying for free so I filled out the application and within a month I knew I was accepted. Out of the three schools, I applied to this one gave me the best financial aid options.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It's a great curriculum. Going into a field of study where I am not apart of the culture the professors make sure you have connections and are there every step of the way to make sure you are prepared.

    10 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
    10 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
    11, Sep 2019 read more
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