St Catherine University
Saint Paul, MN, USA

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St Catherine University
3.66 Average Rating

Kayla from South St Paul, MN

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The things I learn in class, I can connect to my outside life. I took a history class last year and to help me study for the final, I watched Pearl Harbor at home and made connections! It was a fun way to help me study! Believe it or not, I also make chemistry connections to things in my everyday life!
Am enjoying being here
St. Kates is a very student involved campus. There are many fun events planned during the year including movies and musical performances. The end of the year culminates with a celebration called Dew Drop Bop which includes games, music, food and a ton of fun! There is also a wide variety of student groups to participate in.
Bang for the buck
People are often scared away by the price of St Kates, as it is a private school, but I really feel like it will help me in the long run. The professors are very open to helping you inside and outside of class and making sure you understand the materials. Campus security does a fabulous job of making you feel safe by patroling and financial aid does a great job of helping you find a way to pay for school.
Tips for prospective students
DON'T let the private school tuition price and the all-girls mantra scare you away. Private schools often have more financial aid to give and the financial aid office is good with helping you as well. I find, that going to an all-girls school helps me to be more confident and speak up in class. Plus, you can always take a class at one of the ACTC schools: St. Thomas, Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester or the Minneaplis Campus!
BE involved! There is so much to do on campus, you're bound to find something you like. Participate in things and make new friends and you will have a good time!
Great for these types of students
People willing to learn, people wanting a diverse campus, people of all personalities, people wanting a FABULOUS college experience!
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New Ulm, MN

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The great thing about St. Kate's is the variety of learning styles they incorporate. The location of the school makes for great experiences learning in the community.
Am enjoying being here
St. Kate's has a great campus life. The dorm life is a great balance of social and academic life. The food service always has a good variety. There are student activities throughout the week and on weekends that are entertaining. Most of their activities include free food and prizes given for just showing up! Everyone is very open-minded to others' personalities and beliefs and I've never felt put down because of my viewpoints on any issue. Everyone is open about opinions.
Bang for the buck
Though the tuition seems outrageous, financial aid is easily attainable. No matter what your financial situation is, try for it, you may be surprised how generous the college is. The professors are very knowledgeable and approachable. Also, resources for tutoring, counseling, financial counseling and other issues are worth the price of the school, especially for that first year of adjustment. The food is delicious, but quite overpriced.
Tips for prospective students
Don't let the all-women aspect of the college intimidate you. When I first visited I didn't think this school was an option, but once I went to the visit program I found myself fitting in here and I never dreamed of participating in single-gender education. I now find myself advocating for it because the benefits of being open and honest in my class discussions are no longer hindered by wondering what guys will think about me.
Great for these types of students
Those seeking a safe, highly acclaimed rigorous academic program, a good social life, and those seeking to expand their viewpoints and horizons.
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Mai from Saint Paul, MN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I learned so much about myself here at Saint Kates, not only that, but I learned a lot about my critical thinking skills and how to improve on it. When I first started my fall here, we were given classes that helped us gained a better understanding about our own skills and how to improve them for college level. We also were given a course that has helped us engaged in class, embrace diversity and learn about the history of women here at Saint Kates. At first I thought that an all girls school was not my taste, but after spending a semester here, I have come to respect it.
Am enjoying being here
I love it here! Everyone is so nice and the staff are really wonderful. The teachers actually want to teach each and every student here. They are willing to spare their time to help the students understand, whether homework or other materials. I also love it here because everyone knows everyone. I especially love the clubs here because when you get involved, people start to know you more. Even if you are shy, there are people here who understand, so you can take your time to warm up. I also love it here because there are no boys to bother your studies and etc. I love how this school has an ACTC bus that takes students to different nearby colleges. This is where you can take different classes from other nearby colleges.
Bang for the buck
I love the Financial Aid here. Everyone is willing to help make college affordable because they are willing to sit down and talk with you and your parents about the cost and tuition here and how to pay for college
Great for these types of students
If you are a student who loves meeting new people, learn about different cultures and challenge yourself then this is the right place for you! Also, Saint Kates has a good nursing program, but it is really hard to get into it. Just work hard and believe in yourself!
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