#18 Best Private Colleges in Florida

St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, Florida

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St. Thomas University overview
Location Miami Gardens, Florida
Online stu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
St. Thomas University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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St. Thomas University, a private Catholic institution located in Miami Gardens, Florida, presents a suburban campus setting just north of the vibrant city of Miami. Established in 1961, the university is known for its intimate learning environment and diverse student body. St. Thomas offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with Business Administration, Management, and Marketing among the more popular majors. The institution has a moderately selective admission process, focusing on a holistic review of applicants. On-campus housing is available, providing residential students with an inclusive living experience. The university?s architectural landscape is marked by modernist influences, with facilities designed to support its educational mission. St. Thomas is not traditionally recognized for its athletic programs but does field teams in various sports, competing as the Bobcats.

In the most recent statistical year 7,520 prospective students applied, and 4,899 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 536 enrolled in the school.  3,794 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,576 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,600 plus fees of $1,160. St. Thomas University is ranked 876 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












St. Thomas University is rated within the lower 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
St. Thomas University overview
SAT 860/1060
ACT 16/21
GPA 3.24

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for St. Thomas University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$360
Other Fees$1,160
Room and Board $12,460
Budget for Other Expenses$5,086
Total One Year Cost$51,666

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by St. Thomas University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 50%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%
Psychology 7%
Education 5%
Social Sciences 5%

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