University of St. Thomas Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate, and More

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The majority of those who apply to the University of St. Thomas are accepted. Learn more about this college and its admissions requirements.

The University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic university located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. St. Thomas is the largest private university in the state, and it offers undergraduates more than 85 fields of study. The school ranks highly among Midwest colleges, and it can boast of a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. The undergraduate curriculum has a liberal arts core.

The university is a member of a consortium with four other private liberal arts colleges in the Twin Cities: Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester, and St. Catherine. In athletics, the St. Thomas Tommies compete in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 9,920 (6,048 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54 percent Male / 46 percent Female
  • 96 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,594
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,100
  • Other Expenses: $2,746
  • Total Cost: $53,440

University of St. Thomas Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96 percent
    • Loans: 57 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,864
    • Loans: $10,921

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field

More Minnesota Colleges - Information and Admissions Data

Augsburg | Bethel | Carleton | Concordia College Moorhead | Concordia University Saint Paul | Crown | Gustavus Adolphus | Hamline | Macalester | Minnesota State Mankato | North Central | Northwestern College | Saint Benedict | St. Catherine | Saint John's | Saint Mary's | St. Olaf | St. Scholastica | St. Thomas | UM Crookston | UM Duluth | UM Morris | UM Twin Cities | Winona State

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University of St. Thomas Mission Statement

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"Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

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