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Study at University of St Thomas

The University of St. Thomas, also known as UST, is a coeducational, archdiocesan, Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was established in 1885 as a Catholic seminary. UST is named after St. Thomas Aquinas, a medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher. The university has four campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Owatonna in Minnesota, and Rome, Italy. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Applied Professional Studies
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Opus College of Business
  • Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Professional Psychology
  • School of Social
UST's athletic teams are nicknamed the Tommies. UST is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) which performs at the NCAA Division III level.

Profile of University of St Thomas

University of St Thomas is found in Saint Paul, MN. Saint Paul is a large city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Roman Catholic identity. University of St Thomas is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from University of St Thomas is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in business and management.

University of St Thomas Selectivity

Admission to University of St Thomas is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 640.


University of St Thomas has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 10, 984 in 2007 at University of St Thomas.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. University of St Thomas offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

University of St Thomas Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 082business management, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship, accounting, business administration, human resources, international business, . . .
Education and Teaching379educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, education of autistic, education courses, education of learning disabled, educational admin and supervision, higher education administration, . . .
Liberal Arts181English, economics, political science, creative writing, sociology, history, Spanish language, peace and conflict resolution, . . .
Law144law, banking and finance, legal professions
Computer Science and Engineering137information technology, computer and info science, computer support
Family and Social Work126social work, public policy analysis
Therapy and Counselling115Counselling psychology, psychology, psychology courses, substance abuse Counselling, clinical social work
Religion and Philosophy104religion, philosophy, religious education, ministry, theology, theological and ministerial studies
Media103journalism, communication studies, broadcast journalism, mass communication
Engineering84manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management, electrical engineering, systems engineering
Science80biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, geology
Security and Law Enforcement74criminology, criminal justice and administration
Real Estate and Construction Management18real estate
Fine Arts12art history and criticism
Medical administration9public health education, health care administration
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies, environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
office and Administration0office data entry
Engineering Technician0industrial tech

Contact: University of St Thomas

University of St Thomas

2115 Summit Ave

Saint Paul, MN 55105-1078

General Phone: (651) 962-5000


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