St. Thomas University

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16401 N.W. 37th Avenue

Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Phone: (305) 628-6546
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#62 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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St. Thomas University is a private institution that was founded in 1961. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,111, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Thomas University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 62. Its tuition and fees are $26,370 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The only Catholic Archdiocesan-sponsored university in Florida, St. Thomas University places an institutional emphasis on social justice and ethical behavior. Our School of Law boasts one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the country, ranking first among all ABA- approved law schools in our proportion of Hispanic students, and sixth among African-American students. We are one of the only law schools in the nation with a Human Rights Institute and offer a joint M.B.A./J.D. in Accounting, International Business, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Sports Administration in addition to our 25 undergraduate and 12 graduate degrees. Approximately 90% of the faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields. Rich in diversity and small in size, our community is one of cohesiveness and collegiality where faculty are accessible and approachable, sharing a commitment to respond to student needs.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1961
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $18,620,954


When applying to St. Thomas University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at St. Thomas University is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 45.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Thomas University is 14:1, and the school has 66.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

St. Thomas University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,111, with a gender distribution of 44.8 percent male students and 55.2 percent female students. At this school, 20.8 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79.2 percent of students live off campus. St. Thomas University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,458
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

St. Thomas University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. St. Thomas University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at St. Thomas University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Thomas University, 95.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,604.

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Tuition and fees $26,370 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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