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University of St. Thomas is a private institution that was founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,626, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 21 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of St. Thomas's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 33. Its tuition and fees are $28,240 (2013-14).
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We are the University of St. Thomas, the Catholic university in the heart of Houston. We are committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition; the dialogue between faith and reason; and educating leaders of faith and character. By pursuing excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, we embody and instill in our students the core values of our founders, the Basilian Fathers: goodness, discipline and knowledge. We foster engagement in a diverse, collaborative community. As a comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts, we educate students to think critically, communicate effectively, succeed professionally, and lead ethically. University of St. Thomas offers 31 undergraduate and 10 graduate degrees. The University of St. Thomas will continue to grow, to promote academic excellence, and to enhance our service to the community as we take our place among the best universities in the world.
|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 May 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. The application fee at University of St. Thomas is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 80 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||80.0%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at University of St. Thomas is 11:1, and the school has 66 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; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||32%|
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University of St. Thomas has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,626, with a gender distribution of 37.7 percent male students and 62.3 percent female students. At this school, 17 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 83 percent of students live off campus. University of St. Thomas is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
University of St. Thomas offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. 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, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of St. Thomas.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At University of St. Thomas, 59.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,135.
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|Tuition and fees||$28,240 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,250 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data