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University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About University of Saint Thomas

University of St. Thomas Overview

University of St. Thomas is a private, religious school in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota. University of Saint Thomas was founded in 1885 and the school currently enrolls around 9,871 students per year, including 6,402 undergraduates. University of Saint Thomas provides housing for up to 2,720 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

Student Activities at University of Saint Thomas

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of University of Saint Thomas's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of Saint Thomas students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

University of Saint Thomas does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? University of Saint Thomas has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Saint Thomas on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Saint Thomas Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%
Tuition $48,930
Percent of Need Met 89%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $31,687

Is University of Saint Thomas a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what University of Saint Thomas offers and if it seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of St. Thomas

University of Saint Thomas is moderately difficult to get into. Around 83% of applicants get into University of Saint Thomas each year. Last year, 6,718 students applied to University of Saint Thomas and 5,587 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Saint Thomas

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 87% of students who start at University of Saint Thomas come back the next year. University of Saint Thomas's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 76%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook University of Saint Thomas Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 94% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent University of Saint Thomas grads have an average starting salary of $52,500 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

University of Saint Thomas's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

University of Saint Thomas's endowment was valued at $494 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Saint Thomas

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Saint Thomas meets 89% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $31,687 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $41,500 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Saint Thomas.

Based on this information, does University of Saint Thomas seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Saint Thomas a good school for you?

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Where is University of Saint Thomas?

University of Saint Thomas is located in the urban setting of St. Paul, Minnesota, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you want to see University of Saint Thomas for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to St. Paul, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Saint Thomas and St. Paul are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2115 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105-1096

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Saint Thomas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Saint Thomas is Jan 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Saint Thomas ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

24 to 29

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Saint Thomas is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Saint Thomas. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Saint Thomas SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1350

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Math SAT Range

590 - 690

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

University of Saint Thomas Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$58,228

In State

$58,228

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$46,348
$46,348
Fees
$1,000
$1,000
Housing
$9,880
$9,880
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Saint Thomas is like? There are approximately 9,871 students enrolled at University of Saint Thomas, including 6,402 undergraduate students and 3,469 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from MN and 20% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

80%

In State

20%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,871

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,348

Out-of-State

$47,348

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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