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Learn About the University of St. Thomas and What It Takes to Get In

University of St. Thomas Description:

The University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic university located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. St. Thomas is the largest private university in the state, and it offers undergraduates more than 85 fields of study. The school ranks highly among Midwest colleges, and it can boast of a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. The undergraduate curriculum has a liberal arts core.

The university is a member of a consortium with four other private liberal arts colleges in the Twin Cities: Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester, and St. Catherine. In athletics, the St. Thomas Tommies compete in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).

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Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 10,192 (6,321 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 53% Male / 47% Female
  • 96% Full-time

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    Costs (2013 - 14):

    • Tuition and Fees: $35,308
    • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $8,986
    • Other Expenses: $2,806
    • Total Cost: $48,400

    University of St. Thomas Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 96%
      • Loans: 61%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $16,153
      • Loans: $10,251

    Most Popular Majors:

    Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology

    Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
    • Transfer Out Rate: 20%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    More Minnesota Colleges - Information and Admissions Data:

    Augsburg | Bethel | Carleton | Concordia College Moorhead | Concordia University Saint Paul | Crown | Gustavus Adolphus | Hamline | Macalester | Minnesota State Mankato | North Central | Northwestern College | Saint Benedict | St. Catherine | Saint John's | Saint Mary's | St. Olaf | St. Scholastica | St. Thomas | UM Crookston | UM Duluth | UM Morris | UM Twin Cities | Winona State

    University of St. Thomas Mission Statement:

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    "Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good."

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