St. Catherine University

793 reviews
  1. Saint Paul, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
St. Catherine University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
958-1230
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,146/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,362/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,170/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,761/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,693/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,779/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,093Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    50%
  • Passionate
    16%
  • Feminist
    13%
  • Dedicated
    11%
  • Annoyingly feminist and/or religious and Open mind
    5%
  • Annoyingly feminist and/or religious
    3%
  • Open minded but self conscious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.64 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    41%
  • Successful
    24%
  • Expensive
    15%
  • Helpful
    15%
  • Quiet
    6%

After St. Catherine University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

Reviews

793 reviews
  • Excellent
    122
  • Very Good
    274
  • Average
    300
  • Poor
    64
  • Terrible
    33
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