University of Saint Katherine

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University News

Academic Honors for USK Students

Over 20 students were recently awarded President’s and Dean’s list academic awards for superior academic performance. This represents significant achievement in rigorous courses of study. Congratulations to all of the recipients!

New USK Firebirds Website Launched

The new USK Firebirds website launched today will keep fans informed about Firebird teams and schedules.  Our teams continue to compete in intercollegiate women’s basketball, volleyball, softball and baseball this semester. Attend a game and cheer them on – GO FIREBIRDS!

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…

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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