Located in the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, St. Catherine University has been playfully dubbed “St. Kate’s.” The university — named for St. Catherine of Alexandria – is ranked #14 by the US News & World Report in the category of Regional Midwest Universities. The university’s website proudly proclaims that it is “the largest, most innovative college for women in the nation.” Which sounds exactly like what a St. Kate’s should be.
The mission and vision statement page states:
“St. Catherine University educates students to lead and influence. Inspired by its visionary founding in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, more than a century later the University serves diverse students, with a baccalaureate college for women at its heart and graduate and associate programs for women and men.
At all degree levels, St. Catherine integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic tradition, emphasizing intellectual inquiry and social teaching, and challenging students to transformational leadership. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine University develops ethical, reflective and socially responsible leaders, informed by the philosophy of the women’s college and the spirit of the founders.”
With a 12 to 1 student/instructor ratio, and an average class size of 18, St. Kate’s seems to be living up to its commitment to fully develop their student population and create the next generation of leaders. (Honestly, I’m tempted to apply.) So in addition to our language, a multitude of patron saints and our own liquor made from our own apple, Kates, this is our institute of higher learning. If you were putting off that degree, here’s your chance to go for it at a school that understands and was made just for you.
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