St Catherine University (St. Kate)

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St Catherine University can be found in Saint Paul, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. St. Kate has an enrollment of nearly 4,600 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1080 (25th percentile) - 1270 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 23 (25th percentile) - 25 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to St. Kate. We were able to estimate the St. Kate average GPA (3.28 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 70% of all students which applied were admitted at St Catherine University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 21% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall St. Kate Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for St Catherine University was reported as 67.3% in Fall 2020 with over 2,460 college applications submitted to St. Kate. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • St. Kate ACT Scores: 23 - 25
  • St. Kate Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into St Catherine University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of St. Kate is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for St Catherine University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 90.8%
  • 2017-2018: 70.1%
  • 2018-2019: 73.3%
  • 2019-2020: 67.3%
  • Projected St. Kate Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 67.5%

How Does St. Kate Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for St Catherine University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Macalester College32.3%
Hamline University67.7%
Augsburg College76.2%
North Central University89.9%
Minneapolis College of Art and Design58.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to St. Kate (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 640
Math510 - 630
Total Score1080 - 1270
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score23 - 25
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