Name of School:
St. Catherine University

2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-690-8850

Fax: 651-690-8868


Admissions Contact:
Jane Nordhorn
Director of Recruitment
P - 651-690-8850
F - 651-690-8868


February 18, 2013
Overnight Preview for accepted high school seniors

  • Photo by Rebecca Zenefski ’10.
    When this photo was posted on the University's Facebook page, one visitor asked, "is St. Kate's actually Narnia?"
  • Photo by Maria Ignacio.
    At the close of orientation, new students are welcomed into the St. Kate’s community with a candlelight procession..
  • Photo by Maria Ignacio.
    First-year students are welcomed into the University community in the closing ceremony of orientation.
  • Photo by Ntshiashee Lee.
    St. Catherine University’s St. Paul campus is located on 110 acres and features a blend of old and new architecture, lawns, forest and a pond.
  • Students are welcomed back to campus by faculty and staff during the opening celebration.

A dynamic university educating students to lead and influence, St. Catherine prepares students to make a difference in their professions, their communities and the world. At the University's heart is the largest, most innovative college for women in the nation. St. Kate's also offers a range of graduate and associate programs for women and men.

Public/Private: Private

Single-Sex or Co-ed: undergraduate women's college; co-ed associate and graduate programs

Setting (Urban/Suburban): Urban

Accreditations: Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; in addition, the university holds more than 20 accreditations across three colleges.

Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Other Affiliations:

Enrollment: 2,086 - day undergraduate - Fall 2012

Demographics: 34% multicultural; 81% from Minnesota

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Tuition: $32,896 for 32 credits (full-time)

Financial Aid Program: More than 98% of first-year students receive financial aid, including federal grants and institutional financial support.

Room and Board: $8,288.00 (average)

# of Undergraduate Programs: 60 majors and minors

# of Graduate Programs: 12 fields of study, 15 graduate majors

Degrees Awarded: certificate through doctorate

Campus Life: 80 percent of first year students live on campus. Additionally, the university offers learning communities and themed residence halls.

Athletic Teams, Leagues, Clubs: 11 NCAA Division III teams, intramural program and more than 50 clubs and organizations,


Awards/Distinctions: 24 honor societies, first Catholic college in the country to be awarded a chapter of the prestigious academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, third in MN.