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, including proposed nursing in 2022 (pending regulatory approval), 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-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 nearly 6,400 undergraduate students and is home to students from 47 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.

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

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
96%

Financial aid application deadline
Early Action, Dec. 1
Regular Decision, Feb. 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
150+

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 - Summit League, Pioneer Football League, Central Collegiate Hockey Association (men's), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (women's)

Number of club sports
13

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.

Number of intramural sports
5+

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.

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

Transfer

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