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About University of St. Thomas

University of St. Thomas is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Houston, Texas. University of St. Thomas was founded in 1947 and now enrolls around 3,765 students a year, including 2,463 undergrads.

University of St. Thomas offers housing for up to 400 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

As of 2021, the total market value of University of St. Thomas's endowment was $108,166,797 There are 14 undergraduate students for every full-time University of St. Thomas professor.

2021 University of St. Thomas Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Average GPA 3.5
Tuition $30,800

University of St. Thomas Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to University of St. Thomas for Fall 2022 is August 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

University of St. Thomas Early Admission

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

University of St. Thomas Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of St. Thomas. The acceptance rate at University of St. Thomas is 96%. Last year, 1,074 students applied to University of St. Thomas and 1,032 were admitted. ### University of St. Thomas Waitlist 2021

University of St. 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 St. 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 St. Thomas, applicants must submit the following items.

University of St. Thomas Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement Y
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8
Interview Y b
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

University of St. Thomas Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of St. Thomas is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

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

University of St. Thomas Waitlist

University of St. Thomas reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Does University of St. Thomas Require the ACT or SAT?

University of St. Thomas is a test optional school. 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, 61% submitted the SAT. 16% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at University of St. Thomas

Yes! University of St. Thomas provides on-campus housing for up to 400 students.

University of St. Thomas students are active in the school's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Filipino Student Association (FSA) and Tri-Beta. Neewollah-Annual Halloween Party, Late Night Breakfast, and and Deck the Mall 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 St. Thomas.

Financial Aid at University of St. Thomas

University of St. Thomas meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $26,860 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 as soon as you can.. 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..

Is University of St. Thomas a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of St. Thomas

About 83% of students who start at University of St. Thomas return for their second year of college. Out of the 223 students who started at University of St. Thomas as first-time freshman, 81 graduate within four years.

University of St. Thomas's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 66%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 93 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $52,763 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,969 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.

Based on this information, how does University of St. Thomas sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of St. Thomas a good school for you?

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Where is University of St. Thomas Located?

University of St. Thomas is located in the urban setting of Houston, Texas, less than an hour from Houston.

If you want to see University of St. Thomas for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 59 to Houston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, William P. Hobby.

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

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College Info

3800 Montrose Boulevard Houston, TX 77006-4696

Campus Setting: Urban

University of St. Thomas Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of St. Thomas is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of St. Thomas is Aug 15.

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


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University of St. Thomas ACT Scores


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University of St. Thomas SAT Scores


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1030 - 1203


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485 - 560


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520 - 610

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University of St. Thomas Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at University of St. Thomas is like? There are approximately 3,765 students enrolled at University of St. Thomas, including 2,463 undergraduate students and 1,302 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from TX and 3% percent of students are from other states.


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