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USK Receives Circle of Distinction Award from Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, recognizes and encourages superior leadership and exemplary character. O∆K encourages collaboration among members across the five phases celebrated by O∆K:  scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and arts. Founded in 1914 at Washington and Lee University, O∆K honors and develops leaders through scholarships, workshops, career opportunities, leadership resources, and…

SKR Managing Editor Angela Doll Carlson Interviews Spiritual Ecologist Fr. Kaleeg Hainsworth

Prayer and Path-making in the Urban Landscape Poet and author Angela Doll Carlson presents “The Wilderness Journal,” an exploration of living in the city, prayer, and path-making, finding pockets of silence in busy places, and recognizing the holy in the moment. In this episode, Angela continues her conversation with the Orthodox priest and Spiritual Ecologist,…

Dr Gaelan Gilbert Promoted to Associate Professor of English Language and Literature

Please join us in congratulating Dr Gaelan Gilbert on his promotion to Associate Professor of English Language and Literature! Dr Gilbert has served USK for five years and he is the first Faculty member to receive this recognition. This is a wonderful achievement for him and an important milestone for the USK community. A writer and…

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A nationally-recognized university

“Saint Katherine thus joins historic universities such as John Erskine’s Columbia and Robert Hutchins’s University of Chicago that embraced a structured, coherent, transformative curriculum in which what comes before serves as ground for what comes after with the aim of graduating students who have absorbed a truly liberal education.”  The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy

“The American Council of Trustees and Alumni announced that San Diego-based Saint Katherine has earned an “A” rating in the nationwide What Will They Learn?™ survey. It is clear that the faculty and leadership of Saint Katherine came together and determined the skills and knowledge that all its graduates must have in common, whatever their majors might be. This is a sign of true academic excellence and commitment to student success.”  American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Student to Faculty Ratio

Average class size is 12 students.


American Council of Trustees and Alumni (Washington, DC) national evaluation of curricular excellence

Internships in Business and Biotech

Opportunities to gain relevant experience at some of the best innovation-leading companies in the world.

Best-in-Class Affordability

Affordable cost of attendance in “America’s finest city.”

Campus and hybrid learning opportunities

University of Saint Katherine offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees. Pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-law, and pre-veterinary medicine studies, as well as other pre-professional studies programs, may also be completed at the University. The University also offers a variety of post graduate certificates.

Students are actively engaged in using a variety of learning formats and platforms that represent the latest in higher education instruction. Internships, laboratories, field experiences, international study, and other activities complement in-class learning throughout the curriculum.

Institutional Memberships and Associations