More than a century ago, St. Kate’s was founded by women to educate women. Women have the power to change the world, and St. Kate's plans to keep educating them to do so.
St. Kate’s boasts one of the most robust undergraduate research programs in the region. Katies graduate with research and presentation skills highly valued in the job market. That's why St. Kate's grads often hear "you're hired!"
The historic charm and award-winning gardens make the campus a treasured part of the St. Paul community, not just for those who work or attend class here but neighbors (and their dogs!) too. Whether it's a stroll around Dew Drop Pond, or a walk through the English Garden, it's worth a trip to visit campus. The gate is always open.
In 2016-17, 37% of students in St. Kate's College for Women are multicultural. More than one-third are the first in their family to attend college. The rich diversity adds so much to campus life. A variety of events such as the International Potluck help students share their cultures (and favorite traditional food) with each other.
How do Katies make a difference in the world? One only needs to look at the most popular majors on campus to see that St. Kate's students care about helping others. The top three majors: nursing, public health and social work. Also, Katies put care into action! Last year, 1,800 students engaged in 42,500 hours of service in the community, deepening their understanding of social responsibility in the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching.
St. Kate's offers 11 varsity sports, and the Wildcats have experienced much success in recent years. In 2015-16, St. Kate's earned a record number of points in the MIAC All-Sports Standing. The softball and golf teams won MIAC titles and advanced to NCAA Championship play this year. The basketball team had its best win-loss record in 30 years. The Wildcats are on a roll!
The O’Shaughnessy, St. Kate's performing arts center, has been an important gathering place in the community for 40+ years. The O'Shaughnessy brings innovative women artists and leaders, and cutting edge performances to the Twin Cities. Check out a show!
Each Friday, students, faculty, staff and visitors stop by the information desk in Coeur de Catherine for a free bag of freshly-popped popcorn. On the Minneapolis campus, popcorn day is Wednesday. The enticing aroma wafts through hallways, and Katies can't help but come to grab a bag. It may seem like a small thing, but this tradition is just one example of community building at St. Kate's. It not only brings people together, it's delicious. Yum!