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About University of Saint Thomas

University of St. Thomas is a private, religious school in an urban setting in St. Paul, Minnesota. University of Saint Thomas was founded in 1885 and now enrolls around 9,871 students a year, including 6,402 undergrads.

University of Saint Thomas offers housing for up to 2,720 students. Most students live off campus,.

University of Saint Thomas's endowment was valued at $494.002 million in 2021. For each full-time professor, there are about 14 undergraduates enrolled at University of Saint Thomas.

2021 University of Saint Thomas Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 26
Tuition $44,780

2022 University of Saint Thomas Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at University of Saint Thomas

University of St. Thomas does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to University of Saint Thomas is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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University of Saint Thomas Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Saint Thomas. In 2020, University of Saint Thomas accepted 83% of applicants. Last year, 6,718 students applied to University of Saint Thomas and 5,587 were admitted.

University of Saint Thomas Waitlist

University of Saint Thomas reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of St. Thomas?

University of Saint Thomas is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Saint Thomas, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Saint Thomas Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

University of Saint Thomas Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of Saint Thomas is 3.6 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for University of Saint Thomas students is 26.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Saint Thomas.

Does University of Saint Thomas Require Test Scores?

University of Saint Thomas does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 8% submitted the SAT. 95% submitted the ACT.

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Does University of Saint Thomas Offer On-Campus Housing?

Yes! University of Saint Thomas provides on-campus housing for up to 2,720 students.

Mid-Winter Week, World Series of Wiffle Ball, and and Tommies Together Day of Service are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Saint Thomas.

Financial Aid at University of Saint Thomas

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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of Saint Thomas a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Saint Thomas

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Saint Thomas, around 87% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,367 students who started at University of Saint Thomas as first-time freshman, 898 graduate within four years.

Around 76% of students who started at University of Saint Thomas earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 94% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $52,500 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $41,500 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Saint Thomas sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Saint Thomas is Continuous processing.

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University of Saint Thomas ACT Scores


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24 - 29

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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


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1350


Math SAT Range

590 - 690


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

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University of Saint Thomas Tuition & Fees

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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.


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