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University of St. Thomas is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,336, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 78 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. University of St. Thomas's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 112. Its tuition and fees are $34,013 (2013-14).
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The mission statement of the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) reads as follows: "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." The Catholic university founded in 1885 by Archbishop John Ireland emphasizes values-based education and career preparation, and because of its location in the central cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis helps solve community problems through education and ambitious volunteer and service-learning programs. This is necessary, according to the Rev. Dennis Dease, president from 1991 until 2013, because as an urban university St. Thomas must not be only "in the city" but also "of the city."
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to University of St. Thomas, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||86.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at University of St. Thomas is 14:1, and the school has 42 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of St. Thomas include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 87.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||63%|
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University of St. Thomas has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,336, with a gender distribution of 53.5 percent male students and 46.5 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus. University of St. Thomas is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of St. Thomas offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of St. Thomas 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). Of the students at University of St. Thomas, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of St. Thomas.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At University of St. Thomas, 59 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,990.
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|Tuition and fees||$34,013 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,986 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data