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University of Saint Thomas Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Saint Thomas, Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to University of Saint Thomas?

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

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! University of Saint Thomas will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to University of Saint Thomas?

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, around 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.

What Does University of Saint Thomas Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Saint Thomas

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

University of Saint Thomas 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Saint Thomas 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
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Saint Thomas?

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%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of St. Thomas, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 43%

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.

In 2020, 8% of University of Saint Thomas's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 95% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Saint Thomas?

To be competitive with other University of Saint Thomas applicants, you should strive to earn 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.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Saint Thomas?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to University of St. Thomas

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

University of Saint Thomas Admissions FAQs

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.

Does University of Saint Thomas accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Saint Thomas accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Saint Thomas?

University of Saint Thomas. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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University of Saint Thomas Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

83%

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.

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University of Saint Thomas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

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

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University of Saint Thomas GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.63

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,871

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

83%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$45,780

Out-of-State

$45,780

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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