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About St Catherine University

St. Catherine University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in St. Paul, Minnesota. St Catherine University was founded in 1905 and now enrolls around 4,277 students a year, including 2,983 undergrads.

St Catherine University offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

St Catherine University employs one full-time professor for every 11 undergrads enrolled.

2021 St Catherine University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 22
Tuition $45,600

2022 St Catherine University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at St Catherine University

St. Catherine University does not offer early decision or early action.

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St Catherine University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into St Catherine University. St Catherine University admitted 77% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 1,606 students applied to St Catherine University and 1,242 were admitted.

St Catherine University Waitlist

St Catherine University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into St. Catherine University?

St Catherine University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to St Catherine University, applicants must submit the following items.

St Catherine University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

St Catherine University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for St Catherine University students is 22.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to St Catherine University.

Is St Catherine University Test Optional?

St Catherine University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 4% submitted the SAT. 95% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at St Catherine University

Yes! St Catherine University provides on-campus housing for students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at St Catherine University.

Financial Aid at St Catherine University

St Catherine University meets 92% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend St Catherine University full-time are awarded $40,097 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is St Catherine University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at St Catherine University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at St Catherine University, around 82% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 415 students who started at St Catherine University as first-time freshman, 228 graduate within four years.

St Catherine University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 69%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,400 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does St Catherine University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is St Catherine University a good school for you?

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Where is St Catherine University?

St Catherine University is located in the urban setting of St. Paul, Minnesota, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you want to see 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

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St Catherine University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to St Catherine University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into St Catherine University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

St Catherine University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1095 - 1170


Math SAT Range

510 - 620


Reading SAT Range

570 - 620

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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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