Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC+
St. Catherine University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division III (without football)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
St. Catherine University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Public Health Education36Graduates
- Business Administration and Management34Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services28Graduates
- Clinical Laboratory Science27Graduates
- Physical Therapy Technician26Graduates
- Radiation Therapy25Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.64 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
After St. Catherine University
- Very Good274
The courses are fairly easy as I'm working on liberal art science courses online before I start occupational therapy courses next semester. The professors are really nice and helpful. The overall administration is pretty great and helpful and make me feel like they actually care about me and my success. There's a lot of different, interesting courses offered that I had no clue even existed. My online class seems to be fairly small, and it's basically all girls, so we all keep in touch via text and often communicate and help each other out when we can, so that warm sense of community even online is awesome! It's a little pricey, but for a degree program like mine (Online OTA, you get an associates in applied science majoring in occupational therapy) it's worth it, especially because you complete the program in 16 months. However, the administration wants to help me so much (especially as a young mommy) that they allowed me to add an extra semester to the program to knock out most of my liberal art science courses before I begin the OTA courses, labs, and fieldwork, so that's been super helpful and made the course load lighter for me.The tuition is a little pricey (I'm paying $664/credit) but I've gotten FAFSA and taken out Stafford and private loans. I've been applying to scholarships, so I hope I can win one. I know this field of work and degree I'm going for is growing, so there will be lots of job opportunities after, so my degree is very relevant. Everyone that I've encountered is SO helpful! Administrators communicate fast and help me with all questions and concerns. I am treated with respect and kindness and have been helped every step of the college way!
- College Junior
- 9 months ago
The degree I'm working on is an associates in applied science with my major being occupational therapy. Having previous connections to OT, I know that as an occupational therapist assistant, I have great job opportunities after I graduate with great pay, especially in particular regions like Las Vegas, most of Texas, most of Virginia (where I live) and a lot of the upper east coast. The midwest doesn't pay OTA's very great because the population is usually lower and there's not as much demand for us. But, I know what to expect with this degree since I've researched it, and the career is growing something like 40% in the next 2 years! The fact that St. Kate's offers this online degree opportunity in a mere 16-20 months is fantastic and perfect for someone like me, a young mommy who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford the traditional 4 years of college, I needed a quick solution. I can keep building onto my degree too, moving onto a Master's and whatnot. In my area, I can volunteer in the field, but the school hasn't set me up with any internships or anything, which I didn't expect because it's not hard to go to a nursing home or rehab and ask to volunteer to help out your degree.
- College Junior
- 9 months ago
The professors at my school are great! I haven't met one yet that doesn't make time to help a student or make theirselves available when help is needed. Classes are no larger than about 20 students, so all professors are pretty close with students, and it allows students to feel more comfortable and allows them to take in more academically. The curriculum is some what strict overall, but with the resources that my school offers, it is easily obtainable by any student who whats to be there! I haven't met anyone who doesn't! Registration process was pretty easy to do, just fill out the application, no fees! Workload keeps you busy, but there are many labs and group activities! The most popular areas of study at St. Kate's would be Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Education.
- College Freshman
- July 1 2014