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St. Catherine University
St. Paul, MN
St. Catherine University, founded in 1905, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 110-acre campus is located in central St. Paul.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 3,176
   Women 3,062 (96.4%)
   Men 114 (3.6%)
Graduate Students 1,610
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 69% of 2,853 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.62
SAT Math 480-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance $49,709
  Tuition and Fees $36,999
  Room and Board $9,010
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $37,022
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 293
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
St. Paul Population 290,770
Nearest Metropolitan Area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 70% of freshmen, 41% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Wildcats
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.7% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
7.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.5% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students 0.8%
First-Year Students Returning 81.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 41.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported