Why St. Kate's

Why St. Kate’s

St. Catherine University strives to be a globally respected institution, educating women who will transform the world and live out of values of academic excellence, community, integrity, social justice and thoughtful reflection.

Carly Fischbeck, BA in Interpreting '13
Carly Fischbeck

BA, Interpreting ’13 | MA, Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity ’18

"St. Kate’s provides students with a foundation in social justice and equity. With this foundation, students have the ability to work with any group of people, but particularly those who can be considered a minority or oppressed. That was important to me and is why I chose St. Kate’s again for my graduate degree."

Mai Chue Moua, BS, Social Work and Psychology ’12
Mai Chue Moua

BS, Social Work and Psychology '12

"I picked St. Kate’s because of its strong liberal arts foundation and vision to teach students about being ethical leaders in their community. The strong support system I encountered made me feel that I could thrive at St. Kate’s and grow on a spiritual, intellectual and social level."

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Terese Hermann

BA, English, Communications Minor ’18

"I felt the sense of support from this community early on, especially from the financial aid counselors and admission staff I spoke with. Not only did they help me figure out if I could afford to go to St. Kate’s, they made it easy to transfer my credits."

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Odilia Mentari

BA, Chemistry ’17

"It was my experiences at St. Kate’s that made me realize I wanted to help people by working in the lab, seeing how diseases work in the human body, and developing medicine to combat those diseases."

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Kevin Ward

AAS, Radiography ’16

"I learned everything I know about my profession in the program and on site at clinicals. The best part of St. Kate’s radiography program is the relationships you will build with instructors and advocates in the field."

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Dulce Ocampo

BS, Business Administration: Marketing and Management ’18

"I have never felt so challenged, powerful, and purposeful. I have learned so much about who I am and who I want to be in the future. To say you gain empowerment and knowledge when you come to St. Kate’s is an understatement. Everyone who comes here is passionate about her academic success."

Elizabeth Preze BS, Nursing ’91 Doctor of Nursing Practice ’18
Elizabeth Preze

BS, Nursing ’91 Doctor of Nursing Practice ’18

"I was supported and challenged by my professors, classmates and the University community to broaden my thinking and grow as a nursing leader and as a person. I have appreciated the diversity of St. Kate’s and my DNP cohort, which provided me with a richer learning experience."

Chloe Philion MA, Occupational Therapy ’18
Chloe Philion

MA, Occupational Therapy ’18

"When people hear that someone is a St. Kate’s graduate, they know they are one of the best — especially at occupational therapy."

Andrea Duarte BA, Political Science ’19
Andrea Duarte

BA, Political Science ’19

"I fell in love with the fact that St. Kate’s is about women’s empowerment. I’m very passionate about women’s rights, and I also wanted to be on a campus where my education is very, very focused."

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Amy Lindgren

BA, English ’83

"Students know that when they come here, they aren't just going to be taking classes for the sake of getting a degree. They are rooted in something larger."

What sets St. Kate’s apart?

Catholic, women, liberal arts. These are the three pillars that inform every aspect of life at St. Kate’s. Liberal arts coursework is integrated with professional education across all programs to emphasize scholarly inquiry and the social justice teachings lived by our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. St. Kate’s three colleges provide learning opportunities tailored to a variety of students.