You’ll be inspired at St. Catherine University

Group of students meeting in a room
Welcome to St. Kates!
President Rebecca Roloff

“I still remember the day I arrived on campus as a student. As I walked through the gates, I had never seen anything so beautiful. I loved it! St. Kate’s inspired my career ambitions. I never knew a woman doctor, a woman attorney, or a woman engineer while I was growing up in Dickinson, North Dakota. But when I came to St. Kate’s, my teachers were, by and large, women; the people running the place were women; and I thought, “Wow.” That’s when the lights turned on.

Thankfully, women’s colleges keep turning up those lights so you see what’s possible. Our liberal arts program, for example, is particularly suited for today’s challenging times, with smaller class sizes and a focus on sharpening your critical thinking skills. And our multi-year Compass program is designed to arm you with an impressive resume of experiences when you’re ready to move on, not just a diploma. My personal history at St. Kate’s drives my commitment to create the same positive, visceral experience for you —to inspire you to dream big and to be the best she can possibly be —because you’re smart, talented, and to be taken seriously.”

ReBecca “Becky” Koenig Roloff ’76
President, St. Catherine University

Graduates from women’s colleges make up just 2% of the entire female college graduate population yet comprise more than 20% of women in Congress and 30% of a Businessweek list of rising women in corporate America.
*Forbes, 2021. Want Your Daughter To Go To The C-Suite? Send Her To A Women’s College

It’s easy to get involved and stay active at St. Catherine University.

From student clubs and organizations that cater to a variety of interests, to intramural sports, to community engagement and volunteer opportunities, to The O’Shaughnessy – a premier Twin Cities performing arts center located right on campus – you are sure to experience the best of what our vibrant and inclusive community has to offer.

Support services

In addition to the individual attention you will get from our committed faculty and staff, we also provide services that support your education and personal needs. These include learning centers for reading, writing, and math, a health and wellness center, career development, a counseling center, and accommodations for students with disabilities.

Butler Center for Sports and Fitness

The Aimee and Patrick Butler Center for Sports and Fitness enhances college life for the entire St. Kate’s community. It provides space for programs that support nutrition and exercise and sports science classes. It also houses intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, and provides access to exercise equipment and personal health and fitness programming.