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 5,500 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 970 (25th percentile) - 1170 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 20 (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 (3.06 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Approximately 60% of all students which applied were admitted at St Catherine University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 24% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall St. Kate Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for St Catherine University was reported as 60.9% in Fall 2013 with over 3,070 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: 20 - 25
  • St. Kate Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for St Catherine University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 67.2%
  • 2010-2011: 63.3%
  • 2011-2012: 55.7%
  • 2012-2013: 58.9%
  • 2013-2014: 60.9%
  • Projected St. Kate Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.2%

How Does St. Kate Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for St Catherine University is ten percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Macalester College34.2%
Hamline University65.6%
Augsburg College60.9%
North Central University95.2%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to St. Kate (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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