St. Catherine University
St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN
Imagine a place...
...where you can realize your full potential among people who are invested in the education of women—a place where you can freely express yourself with the support of your peers. That’s St. Catherine University, the largest private women's university in the nation. Here, you’ll be able to claim an education in which the talents, aspirations, and contributions of women are not only valued but acknowledged as central to the world’s future. Thriving within the campus community are a free-flowing exchange of ideas, perspectives, and life stories as well as fieldwork, internships, study abroad opportunities, and collaborative projects.
Find your inner leader
We offer valuable job connections and career advice through our Career Development Center and annual Career Opportunities Fair, the largest among private colleges in Minnesota. St. Kate’s graduates go on to become CEOs, senators, congresswomen, judges, teachers, scientists, doctors, nurses, librarians, writers, social workers, and more. Nearly 93% of St. Kate’s students are working full-time or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. Employers say our graduates are strong critical thinkers, persuasive communicators, and leaders in their fields.
Join a dynamic campus
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet founded St. Catherine University more than 100 years ago—and our focus on integrating liberal arts and professional education with the Catholic intellectual tradition as well as emphasizing scholarly inquiry and social justice teaching remains strong. St. Kate's students know how to think critically about our world and how they can have a positive impact on it by learning about social justice issues and gaining the leadership skills that allow them to have lives and professions filled with meaning.
St. Kate’s is where natural beauty meets accessibility. Just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Minneapolis–St. Paul, our campus is nestled in St. Paul’s vibrant, walkable Highland Park neighborhood.
Ranked among the “Top 10 Women’s Colleges in the Nation” | Niche
100% of students involved in collaborative research presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in the past six years
Ranked in the top 2 among “Best Colleges for Nursing in Minnesota” | College Factual, 2020
Home of the first health care program in the state of Minnesota through a merger with St. Mary’s Junior College
Ranked #4 of “Best Colleges for Social Work” nationwide | College Factual, 2020
Ranked #3 of the “25 Best Colleges for a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work” | GradReports, 2020
St. Kate’s has over 70 chartered clubs and organizations and 28 National Honor Society chapters. With a strong orientation program, peer mentors, and resident advisors, it takes no time for new students to feel at home—67% of our first-year students live on campus. Our Women of Substance series draws inspiring speakers to The O’Shaughnessy auditorium, including Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and singer and rapper Lizzo. Our 12:1 student-faculty ratio also ensures that professors know your name and that research collaborations happen.
“I chose St. Kate's for many reasons. Among them, the University has a credible Physical Therapy program and a flexible process for transferring prior college credits.”
“When I looked up the University online, I saw it had a scholarship program and the best package for international students I had found. St. Kate’s also offered a Friendship Family program to support students coming from another country.”
“I feel a sense of support from this community. Not only did they help me figure out if I could afford to go to St. Kate’s, but they also made it easy to transfer my credits.”