The University of St. Thomas, founded in 1885, is a Catholic, independent, liberal arts university that emphasizes values-centered, career-oriented education. With 10,221 students, it is Minnesota's largest independent college or university. St. Thomas maintains an average student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. Classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. The university welcomes students of all ages, religions, races and financial backgrounds.
University of St. Thomas at a Glance
Enrollment (fall 2013)
- Undergraduate: 6,350
- Graduate: 3,871
- Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
- Average class size: 21
- Number undergraduate majors: More than 90
- Domestic students: 85% White, 4% Asian, 4% Black, 4% Hispanic, <1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 3% Multiracial
- 4% international students
First-year student profile
- Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 23 and 28. 96% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
- Average SAT score: Middle 50% range for SAT composite: 1040-1260. 7% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
- High school GPA: 3.6
- Percentage from Minnesota: 80%
- Percentage who live on campus: 90%
- 2014-15 undergraduate tuition and fees: $36,682
- Room and board: $9,200
- Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: More than 95%