University of St Thomas
Saint Paul, MN 55105-1078


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system 4-1-4
Total enrollment 9,920
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,462 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of St Thomas is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,221 applications and 5,142 students were granted admission. University of St Thomas is at the #81 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 98% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 4% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1050 to 1290
ACT24 to 29
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, University of St Thomas's tuition was $38,720 for all students regardless of residency (44.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of University of St Thomas's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 16% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,161 (which is 5.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of St Thomas in 2016-2017, was 806, which is 57% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,865 (which is 0.5% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of St Thomas has enrolled a total of 9,920 students (7,021 students full-time and 2,899 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,920 students, 203 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 51% men and 49% women and 6,048 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,872 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 373 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 77%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Asian: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of St Thomas.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 17% 265 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 10% 146
Legal Professions And Studies 7% 110
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 7% 109
Engineering 7% 100
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 99
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 98 32
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 6% 89
Psychology 6% 84
Philosophy And Religious Studies 5% 73

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of St Thomas full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of University of St Thomas graduates 6 years after enrollment is $43,200. Last year, out of the total 1,655 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,589 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,585 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,490 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $43,200 $55,600
Employment Rate 96% 94%
Total Graduates 1,655 1,585

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of University of St Thomas.

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1 mile away
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1.2 mile away
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2.1 mile away
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3 mile away
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