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St. Kate’s ranked among “Best in the Midwest”

Students said St. Catherine truly lives up to its inspiring motto: educating women to lead and influence.
Students said St. Catherine truly lives up to its inspiring motto: educating women to lead and influence.
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St. Catherine University is among Princeton Review’s "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools on its "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website.

The education services company surveys students to rate their institutions on a variety of criteria — from the accessibility of professors to the quality of science lab facilities — and answer questions about themselves, their peers and campus life.

According to The Princeton Review, students said St. Catherine “truly lives up to its inspiring motto: ‘educating women to lead and influence.’" Survey respondents also said “on this worldly campus, most students are socially and environmentally aware, and lean to the left regarding political views." Comments about the University's academics, included: “An ideal small college atmosphere, the teaching staff is knowledgeable, skilled, and caring.”

The 159 colleges The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the Midwest" 2016 list are located in 12 states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


The Princeton Review 80-question survey asks students about their campus experience, as well as questions that prospective students might ask on a campus visit. Only schools it sees as having a strong level of satisfaction among enrolled students make it to the final slate of regional 'best' college selections.

In addition, Princeton Review editors “made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits."

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