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Here's an overiew of some of University of Saint Thomas's admissions stats.
|University of Saint Thomas 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||21%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||8%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||95%|
These are the application deadlines for University of St. Thomas.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 15|
University of Saint Thomas does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. University of Saint Thomas will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into University of Saint Thomas is moderately difficult. University of Saint Thomas evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of Saint Thomas accepted 83% of students, about 5,587 of the 6,718 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Saint Thomas, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
University of Saint Thomas has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.
What does University of Saint Thomas consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Saint Thomas for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Saint Thomas, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with University of Saint Thomas's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Letter of Recommendation|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Saint Thomas have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At University of Saint Thomas 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.
At University of St. Thomas, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Saint Thomas directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Saint Thomas considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of Saint Thomas is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 8% of University of Saint Thomas's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 95% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Saint Thomas applicants, you should strive to score between 1180 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Saint Thomas 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Saint Thomas students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Saint Thomas students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Saint Thomas, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Saint Thomas's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Saint Thomas students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Saint Thomas.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Saint Thomas during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Saint Thomas?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Saint Thomas.
Does University of Saint Thomas accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Saint Thomas accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Saint Thomas accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does University of Saint Thomas accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Saint Thomas accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Saint Thomas?
❌ No, University of Saint Thomas is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is University of Saint Thomas's acceptance rate?
✅ University of Saint Thomas has an acceptance rate of 83%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Saint Thomas?
❌ University of Saint Thomas does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into University of Saint Thomas? University of Saint Thomas is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Saint Thomas acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
29 and Above
24 to 29
24 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Saint Thomas, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.63. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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