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University of St Thomas Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of St Thomas

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Admission Difficulty for University of St Thomas
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into University of St Thomas and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of St Thomas is 87%.  It ranks #35 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. University of St Thomas is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,230 out of 7,128 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent (SAT 1130/1340 ACT 23/29). University of St Thomas typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of St Thomas is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

University of St Thomas SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for University of St Thomas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for University of St Thomas
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of St Thomas?

University of St Thomas typically prefers applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. University of St Thomas ranks #5 in Minnesota and #188 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of St Thomas admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >92%
1235 to 1340 Avg + 87%-92%
1130 to 1235 Avg - 80%-87%
1025 to 1130 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 1025 Low <70%
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University of St Thomas ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for University of St Thomas
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of St Thomas
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of St Thomas?

Admission data indicates that University of St Thomas regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Minnesota and #233 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of St Thomas.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of St Thomas admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >92%
26 to 29 Avg + 87%-92%
23 to 26 Avg - 80%-87%
20 to 23 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 20 Low <70%
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University of St Thomas GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.63
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of St Thomas?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of St Thomas. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of St Thomas was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.63 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of St Thomas accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

84% of University of St Thomas freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of St Thomas students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 21%
Top 25% of class 49%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of St Thomas admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,778 3,350 7,128
Accepted 3,317 2,913 6,230
Acceptance Rate 88% 87% 87%
Enrolled 726 761 1,487
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 26% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of St Thomas is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of St Thomas and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of St Thomas Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of St Thomas
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174914 IPEDS survey data for University of St Thomas.

FAQs

Does University of St Thomas prefer SAT or ACT?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to University of St Thomas. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of St Thomas?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to University of St Thomas. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of St Thomas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1340. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of St Thomas?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.