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Colleges / St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University

St. Paul, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%

St Catherine University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into St. Catherine University. Around 93% of applicants get into St. Catherine University each year. Out of 1,512 applications received in 2023, 1,399 students were offered admission.

Consult with St. Catherine University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

St. Catherine University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of St. Catherine University's admissions stats.

St. Catherine University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

St. Catherine University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for St. Catherine University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to St. Catherine University?

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

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on St. Catherine University Admissions

Is St. Catherine University Challenging To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into St Catherine University. St Catherine University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, St Catherine University accepted 93% of students, around 1,399 from 1,512 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like St Catherine University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to St. Catherine University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does St. Catherine University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at St. Catherine University

Wondering what factors are considered by St. Catherine University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Academic GPA Important
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with St. Catherine University for more information on admission factors.

St. Catherine University Application Requirements

To apply to St. Catherine University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with St. Catherine University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into St. Catherine University?

Students admitted to St. Catherine University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At St. Catherine University 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At St. Catherine University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13%
3.75 and 3.99 28%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 17%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to St. Catherine University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

More Information on Transferring to St. Catherine University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to St. Catherine University.

Transfer students can enroll in St. Catherine University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

St. Catherine University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St. Catherine University?

❌ Students who are admitted to St. Catherine University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does St. Catherine University accept transfer credits?

✅ St. Catherine University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St. Catherine University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does St. Catherine University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ St. Catherine University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to St. Catherine University?

✅ St. Catherine University is not test optional.

What is St. Catherine University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for St. Catherine University is 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at St. Catherine University?

❌ St. Catherine University does not offer early decision.

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St Catherine University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into St Catherine University? St Catherine University is a somewhat selective institution. The St Catherine University acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


St Catherine University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

St Catherine University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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St Catherine University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At St Catherine University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.59. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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