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University of St. Thomas Admissions Information

University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN (map)


Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a Catholic liberal arts college in St. Paul, Minnesota. The university offers a comprehensive education that trains students to become morally responsible leaders who think critically and advance the common good. The University of St. Thomas is committed to academic excellence through rigorous thinking, engaging in the Catholic intellectual tradition which pursues truth and gives personal attention to support the well-being of every student.

Set in the metropolitan Twin Cities area, the University of St. Thomas students have easy access to a number of leisure activities in the city, such as shopping, theater, restaurants, and nightlife. Students have the opportunity to participate in over 90 organizations such as the Classical Society, Academic Quiz Bowl, Nordic Ski Team, and more on campus.



Basic Info

Main Address: 2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone Number: (651) 962-5000  
Website: www.stthomas.edu  


Type of school: Private, liberal arts  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division III, intramural, and club sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 6,270  
Percent out-of-state: 22%  
Percent international: 6.31%  
Female to Male ratio: 45:54  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 15:1  
Most popular majors: Biology/Biological Sciences
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC (Air Force, Army, Navy)
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Urban Semester
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Men's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Women's Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Campus ministries
Concert band
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student newspaper
Choral groups
Jazz band
Model U.N.
Pep band
Student government

Fun Facts

  • Named a Best Midwestern College.
  • The UST School of law was re-opened in 1999, after a 66-year hiatus.
  • At its founding, UST was intended to be a Catholic seminary.

Admissions Information

Admission at the University of St. Thomas formulaic, based on a combination of an applicant's academic record and standardized test scores. Admissions officials at UST cite a prospective student's high school curriculum, GPA, and standardized test scores as the most important deciding factors, which are followed by the essay and class rank. College officials will also consider extracurricular activities, recommendations, alumni relation, character, geographical residence, ethnic status, talent, and volunteer work.

Admissions address: 2115 Summit Avenue, 32F
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone number: (651) 962-6150  
Fax number: (651) 962-6160  
Admissions Website: http://www.stthomas.edu/admissions/undergraduate/  
Email: admissions@stthomas.edu  
Contact Person: Marla Friederichs  
Number of first-year applications received: 725  
Percent of applicants admitted: 85%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: May 1  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized test scores
Academic transcript
Secondary school report
Letter of recommendation

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (writing optional)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Contact school for specific policy  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 6110  
ACT code: 2102  
Learn more about other Midwest schools:
Purdue   Notre Dame   University of Illinois   Washington University  

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