#4 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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University of St Thomas overview
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Online stthomas.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
University of St Thomas overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of St. Thomas, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a private, Roman Catholic institution established in 1885. Positioned near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the university provides students with an urban setting steeped in academic tradition. Known for its classic collegiate Gothic architecture, the campus hosts a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable strengths in business, education, and law. The application process at St. Thomas is moderately selective, balancing a commitment to academic rigor with inclusive access to higher education. Undergraduates have the opportunity to reside on campus, with housing options that contribute to the holistic educational experience. While the University of St. Thomas does feature NCAA Division III athletics, it is not predominantly recognized for its sports programs.

In the most recent statistical year 9,481 prospective students applied, and 7,300 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,573 enrolled in the school.  6,777 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,248 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $48,930 plus fees of $1,436. University of St Thomas is ranked 179 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of St Thomas is rated within the top 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of St Thomas overview
SAT 1200/1390
ACT 24/29
GPA 3.63

Applications Accepted

University of St Thomas overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of St Thomas
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$1,436
Room and Board $12,587
Budget for Other Expenses$3,100
Total One Year Cost$67,153

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$62,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of St Thomas students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 44%
Social Sciences 7%
Philosophy and Religious Studies 6%
Communication 6%
Psychology 5%

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