College of St. Catherine: Narrative Description

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2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1789
Tel: (651)690-6000; Admissions: (651)690-6505; Fax: (651)690-6042; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, women only. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1905. Setting: 110-acre urban campus with easy access to Minneapolis. Endowment: $33.2 million. Research spending 2002-03: $36,608. Educational spending 2002-03: $6292 per student. Total enrollment: 4,807. Faculty: 528 (224 full-time, 304 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,170 applied, 77% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 93% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,393 students. Part-time: 1,288 students. Students come from 31 states and territories, 30 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 16% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 22% transferred in. Retention: 78% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, Sisters of St. Joseph College Consortium, Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $25,230 includes full-time tuition ($19,520), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($5460). College room only: $3060. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $610 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 42 open to all; local sororities; 8% of eligible undergrads are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Residence Hall Association, Women Helping Women, Student Nursing Association, Social Work Club. Major annual events: Johnny Holm Traveling Fun Show, Dew Drop Bop, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. St. Catherine Library plus 2 others with 263,495 books, 169,236 microform titles, 1,141 serials, 13,627 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $3.1 million. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campus-wide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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