Overview

The University of St. Thomas is nationally ranked in the top 20 Catholic universities by U.S. News and is the largest private university in Minnesota. We're big enough to offer 150+ undergraduate majors and minors, yet small enough for professors to know every student's name. In fact, 100 percent 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. Now part of NCAA Division I athletics, you’ll have countless opportunities to join your fellow Tommies to cheer on your favorite teams.

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-seven 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 nearly 6,000 undergraduate students and is home to students from 48 states and 92 countries.

Academics

As a first-year student, you're encouraged to get involved in real, hands-on research, with support and guidance from experts in your chosen field. 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.

Learning options

Honors program
Intercampus agreements
Internships
Pre-professional programs
Study abroad/away
Teacher licensure programs

Pre-professional programs

Pre-Chiropractic
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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 can choose whether to submit a standardized test score as part of their application to St. Thomas.

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Cost & financial aid

St. Thomas is committed to offering a competitive financial aid package and working with each student and family to help make a St. Thomas education more accessible. All first-time, first-year students admitted to St. Thomas are automatically considered for a St. Thomas academic scholarship. Annual academic scholarships range from $25,000 to $33,000. St. Thomas also offers competitive scholarships up to full-tuition, housing and food grants, and other need-based grants. For students whose family have an adjusted gross income of under $80,000, the average cost of tuition and fees is approximately $2,177.

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Tuition and fees

First-time, full-time students receiving grants and scholarships
99%

Financial aid application deadline
March 15

FAFSA code
002345

Learn more about financial aid at St. Thomas.

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
130+

Types of student organizations

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

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.

Instrumental Music

African Music
Concert Band
Jazz Ensemble
Pep Band
Small Ensembles
Symphony Orchestra

Vocal Music

A Capella
Jazz
Mixed Choir
Women's Choir

Theater & Dance

Ballroom Dance
Dance Team / Club
Hip-Hop dance
Sacred dance
Swing dance
Theater club
World / cultural dance

Athletic programs

NCAA Division
Division I

Conference membership
Central Collegiate Hockey Association (men's)
Pioneer Football League
Summit League
Western Collegiate Hockey Association (women's)

Varsity sports

Come out and see the Tommies compete in the new era of Division I athletics!   Tickets are not expensive and a great bargain for the sports enthusiast.  You can see top-notch student athletes across 21 varsity sports from August through May! 

Men's varsity

Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country
Football
Golf
Hockey
Soccer
Swimming / Diving
Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)

Women's varsity

Basketball
Cross-Country
Golf
Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming / Diving
Tennis
Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
Volleyball

Club sports

St. Thomas offers a variety of competitive club sports including, but not limited, to men’s and women’s lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, rowing and tennis. All club sports are student led and compete nationally within their respective governing body.

Club sports

Club sports
Baseball (men's)
Crew / Rowing
Disc Golf
Esports
Golf
Lacrosse (men's)
Lacrosse (women's)
Nordic Skiing
Rugby (men's)
Sailing
Soccer (men's)
Soccer (women's)
Softball
Tennis
Ultimate (men's)
Volleyball (men's)
Volleyball (women's)

Intramural sports

With St. Thomas intramural sports, you can compete in a league or get a group together to play volleyball, basketball, touch football and more. Intramural sports are a fun way to meet people, participate in a sport and stay active. New opportunities offered each semester.

Number of intramural sports
5+

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-seven 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. Biological and biomedical sciences
3. Engineering

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

Transfer

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