St. Catherine University

St. Paul, MN

St. Catherine University

St. Paul, MN

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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 careers.

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 the liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic intellectual tradition, 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 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.

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Ranked in the top 5% Best for Returning Adults in Health Professions | College Factual, 2020

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Ranked #2 among “Best Colleges for Nursing in Minnesota” | College Factual, 2020

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Ranked #4 of “Best Colleges for Social Work” nationwide | College Factual, 2020

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Ranked #3 of 25 “Best Colleges for a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work” | GradReports, 2020

 

100% of students involved in collaborative research presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in the past six years

 

Home of the oldest health care program in the state of Minnesota through merger with St. Mary’s Junior College

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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 on campus, including Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and singer and rapper Lizzo. Our 12:1 student-faculty ratio ensures that professors know your name—and that research collaborations happen.

 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “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.”

    • Christina Ramsdell ’15
  • “When I looked up the University online, I saw that it had a scholarship program and the best package for international students that I had seen. St. Kate’s also offered a Friendship Family program to support students coming from another country.”

    • Vivienne Namujuzi ’15
  • “I felt 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.”

    • Terese Hermann ’18