University of Saint Katherine

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University of Saint Katherine provides a balanced education in the
liberal arts and sciences, founded and rooted in the life of the
Orthodox Christian Tradition.
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The Saints Cyril & Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies Moves to USK Divinity School

Founded by His Grace Bishop Irenei (Steenberg), and with his ongoing blessing and involvement, The Saints Cyril & Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies at the University of Saint Katherine is a center for higher learning in Orthodox Christianity, fostering and supporting the life of the Church and her mission in the world. It aims to…

Health Scholars Honors Program Accepting Applications

The Health Scholars Honors Program (HSHP), an Honors College program, provides an environment that fosters intellectual and personal growth, peer support and friendship, and ethical values. HSHP offers exceptional students who are interested in the health professions and committed to community service a unique opportunity to enrich their undergraduate education while attending USK.  The program…

University College Offers Hybrid and eLearning Degree Completion Courses

University College at USK offers over 80 credit courses that count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students may transfer prior course credits to USK. They are required to complete at least 30 credits (10 courses) at USK (via hybrid and/or online eLearning) to complete their degree. Contact Dean Marina Karavokiris ( for information and to enroll,…

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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.

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