Overview

The largest private university in Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas is big enough to offer 150+ undergraduate majors and minors, yet small enough for professors to know every student's first name. In fact, 100% of classes are taught by faculty, not teaching assistants. At the heart of St. Thomas, you will find an education with a strong liberal arts core. Regardless of your studies and interests, you will transform from a student to an engaged member of society. Through the core curriculum as well as class projects, internships and other practical application opportunities, you will be prepared to make a positive impact in a career, grad school or wherever you go. In 2021, you can be part of the action as St. Thomas transitions to Division I athletics to become the only private university in Minnesota competing at the D-I level.

You’ll graduate with a liberal arts foundation and loads of real-life readiness to become a global citizen. Students who earn their degree here are ready to lead teams, communicate effectively and successfully influence others. Ninety-five percent of graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation.

Religious affiliation: St. Thomas was founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition – a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world.

Student body profile

St. Thomas has 6,400 undergraduate students and is home to students from 47 states and 92 countries.

Academics

At St. Thomas, our students get involved immediately so they can gain real experience, figure out what they like and build their resumes. Get here and get involved in the community and on campus with hundreds of undergrad research programs, field opportunities and internships. You’ll be working with partner organizations in the area, (possibly) getting paid and (for sure) getting great experiences to publish and even present at conferences.

I’ve felt supported by my professors and peers alike since the beginning of my first year at St.  Thomas. The smaller class sizes allow for great collaboration and detailed discussion on projects inside and outside the classroom. The academic challenges and innovative problem-solving avenues I’ve had a chance to explore have equipped me with numerous tools for starting a business, which I am very thankful for because I hope to start a tech company after pursuing research in grad school.

Benjamin Frey '22

Admissions

St. Thomas recognizes that ACT or SAT test scores are not always the best predictor of academic success. So, we’ve adopted a test-optional admissions policy. Students applying for fall 2021 or later can choose whether to submit a standardized test score as part of their application to St. Thomas.

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Cost & financial aid

The University of St. Thomas is committed to making a St. Thomas education a possibility. All first-time, first-year students admitted to St. Thomas are considered automatically for merit-based scholarships — because we are committed to accommodating each individual and making this experience as affordable as we can. These scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement and contributions made to their school and community. Ninety-seven percent of first-year students receive a St. Thomas scholarship.

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Tuition and fees

First-time, full-time students receiving grants and scholarships
97%

Financial aid application deadline
Early Action, Dec. 1
Regular Decision, Feb. 15

FAFSA code
002345

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Student activities

When it comes to student clubs and activities, there are plenty of options. Stay active in a favorite sport, try something new or join Tommie Catholic, Black Empowerment Student Alliance, Women in Business, Sustainability Club or Computer Science Club — regardless, you’re sure to find like-minded people to play with. Get creative and connect across campus. Convo Hour extends the lunch hour twice a week so you can immerse yourself in student clubs and organizations, community volunteering and wellness activities.

Number of student organizations
120+

Types of student organizations
Academic clubs
Community service
Cultural or ethnic
Honor societies
Political
Pre-professional
Religious
Student interest/hobbies
Student government

Fine art offerings
St. Thomas is home to over 20 large and small performing ensembles. Ensembles are open to all students. Large ensembles require an audition.

Athletic programs

Conference membership
NCAA Division I (beginning fall 2021) - Pioneer Football League, Summit League, Western Collegiate Hockey Association (women's hockey)

After graduation

You’ll graduate with a liberal arts foundation and loads of real-life readiness to become a global citizen. Students who earn their degree here are ready to lead teams, communicate effectively and successfully influence others. Ninety-five percent of graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation.

Disciplines with largest number of graduates
1. Business, management, marketing and related support services
2. Engineering
3. Biological and biomedical sciences

Alumni majors
Use LinkedIn’s alumni tool* to explore what St. Thomas graduates majored in and the types of careers they have and with which companies.

*based only on those who have accounts on LinkedIn

Contact information

Other Student paths

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