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University of St Thomas

Houston, Texas
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
1,387 Undergraduates
77% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Mostly Women
Private
Region: South
Size: Small
Commuter
Doctoral
University of St Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, Texas
77006-4696
(713) 522-7911
www.stthom.edu

The University of St. Thomas, located in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, is one of the top 115 universities in the United States. It is a private, liberal arts and Catholic institution of higher learning founded by John Ireland, archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, in 1885. It was a Catholic, all-male seminary that became the College of St. Thomas and then the University of St. Thomas in 1990. Today, it sits on 78 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “All for the common good.” The name refers to the patron saint of students, St. Thomas Aquinas. There are nearly 570 international students from 65 different countries around the world, and the average class size is 21 students. Notable alumni includes Hummer Winblad Venture Partners’ Ann Winblad, author Vince Flynn, Catholic priest John A. Ryan, bishop Blase J. Cupich, politician Michelle Benson and politician Paul Kohls. The school’s colors are purple and gray, its mascot is Tommie and its teams are called the Tommies. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division III – MIAC, and it has received national titles in women’s softball, men’s basketball, men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, dance and men’s lacrosse.

Location
95

coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
34%

Men

66%

Women

23

Average Age of Entering Students

52%

Live On Campus

165

New Transfer Students

Admissions
77%

Acceptance Rate

37%

Enrollment Yield

990-1175

SAT Range

942

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$21,517

Typical Cost

$32,660

Average Tuition

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

83%

Have Loans

$16,800

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Humanities

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 150 to choose from

Greek Life:

Not important

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Red River Athletic Conference

Social