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St. Catherine University

St. Paul, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

About St Catherine University

St. Catherine University Overview

St. Catherine University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in St. Paul, Minnesota and the school currently enrolls around 4,277 students a year, including 2,983 undergraduate students. St Catherine University ensures housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

Student Involvement at St Catherine University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Are you interested in journalism and communications? St Catherine University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? St Catherine University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at St Catherine University on the Student Life page.

2022 St Catherine University Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 4%
Tuition $46,976
Percent of Need Met 84.16%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $38,741

Is St Catherine University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what St Catherine University offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

St Catherine University Acceptance Rate 2022

St Catherine University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 77% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,606 applications received in 2022, 1,242 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at St Catherine University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at St Catherine University, around 82% come back their sophomore year. Around 69% of students who started at St Catherine University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook St Catherine University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from St Catherine University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with St Catherine University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at St Catherine University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

St Catherine University meets 84.16% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $38,741 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $28,757 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at St Catherine University.

Based on this information, does St Catherine University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is St Catherine University a good school for you?

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Where is St. Catherine University Located?

St Catherine University is located in the urban setting of St. Paul, Minnesota, in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you are interested in seeing St Catherine University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to St. Paul, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what St Catherine University and St. Paul are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2004 Randolph Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105

Campus Setting: Urban

St Catherine University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

St Catherine University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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St Catherine University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1095 - 1170


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

570 - 620

St Catherine University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at St Catherine University is like? There are approximately 4,277 students enrolled at St Catherine University, including 2,983 undergraduate students and 1,294 graduate students. 64% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from MN and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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