At the University of St. Thomas in Houston, you will find yourself in the midst of a world-class city with a strong sense of direction toward your future.
The Houston area is home to 6.6 million people, five professional sports teams, the Texas Medical Center, the Museum District, and a wide variety of restaurants and shopping. In the heart of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city is the University of St. Thomas, a close-knit campus of more than 3,300 students. St. Thomas has all the benefits of a small community in a big city.
Small class sizes foster one-on-one interactions among faculty and students. Professors—not teaching assistants—teach all classes. With an average class size of 18, the needs of each student are met, and academic success is within reach.
Academic programs and resources
• Academic advising with degree planning and support for choosing majors and minors
• The Tutorial Services Center with student-personalized instruction inwriting from trained student tutors
• Core curriculum promoting personal, professional, and spiritual growth to prepare you for the real world
• Group and individual programsin areas such as South and Central America, Europe, and Asia available through partnerships with international universities
• Freshman students can earn credit while traveling abroad with classmates and a mentor team. The First-Year Experience Study Abroad program highlights social justice and service learning in local and host communities.
• Prepares students for entry into medical school (St. Thomas students enjoy outstanding medical and dental school acceptances.)
• Provides students opportunities to help others through medical mission trips with the Pre-health Professions Society
From their first year at the University, students have opportunities to assist with research on campus. Research opportunities prepare students for the professional world—public, private, or academic. Experience with research tools and practice of their discipline give graduates firsthand knowledge. Plus, it makes them more competitive in the job market and on graduate school applications. Many students participate in our Research Symposium each spring. This event gives students a chance to present original research to the campus community.
Service learning program
Service learning provides students experiences where they can apply their theoretical and classroom learning to the real world while working hand-in-hand with community partners. Examples include volunteering at an underserved clinic, helping individuals with income tax preparation, and starting community gardens.
Internships and careers
A centrally located campus givesstudents easy access to internships.Students are encouraged to complete internships, and the Career Services department on campus helps them find available positions. Career Services also helps students put together their résumés, provides interview tips, and hosts numerous career fairs and networking events.
Campus Ministry serves students of all faiths and facilitates the growth of the campus community’s spiritual life though the sacraments, spiritual guidance, and Christian counseling. Students are encouraged to participate in several activities with Campus Ministry, including retreats and volunteer experiences. Daily Masses are also held in the University’s chapel.