When you choose St. Catherine University for your international study experience, you join women from across the United States and around the world who were drawn to the university for its reputation for academic excellence, our emphasis on leadership, and our friendly, supportive campus environment.
St. Kate’s is the largest, most innovative university for women in the United States. With a wide variety of undergraduate courses to choose from, you’ll find classes that stimulate and challenge you in more than 100 fields of study.
In addition to the varied coursework, St. Kate’s offers small classes and personal attention, as well as expanded opportunities for research and dual-degree programs, and the opportunity to take graduate-level classes.
St. Kate’s integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic tradition, teaching you to think critically and creatively, solve problems, and communicate effectively. A liberal arts education gives you a solid foundation of learning and skills that are useful in any career or graduate field of study.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree typically requires four years of study. You can expect to take 50 percent of your coursework in your major field of study, and the other 50 percent of your coursework will cover a broad range of subjects, such as philosophy, history, literature and sciences. These core liberal arts courses will help you develop into a well-rounded and ethical leader.
Earning a master’s degree usually requires an additional two to three years of focused study in your chosen subject area.
A complete university experience includes activities outside the classroom. Find opportunities to engage with faculty and students while developing into a leader through clubs, events, activities and more.
St. Kate’s welcomes and encourages applications from international students by offering several scholarships, international financial aid, student employment opportunities and more.
Be sure to complete the application process 6–9 months (or earlier) before you want to begin studying at St. Catherine University. This will allow plenty of time for obtaining international documentation. Once all the required documents have been received, the University can review your application for admission.
If you are an international student who has already started taking university-level classes, you may be considered as a transfer student. To apply as an international transfer applicant, please review the application instructions.
St. Kate's may offer conditional admission to academically qualified students who do not meet our minimum English language proficiency requirement at the time of the application review. Students will have the following options to meet the required English Language Requirement for full admission:
St. Kate's does not have an English language training program on campus.