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International Profile

Be Passionate. Be Inspired. Be a Leader for Life.

At St. Thomas you will form lifelong friendships through life-changing experiences in one of the most vibrant locations on the planet—Miami. You will immerse yourself in an environment that is a laboratory of life, overflowing with diversity, rich in tradition, and ripe with opportunity. St. Thomas University will prepare you to be a leader in every area of your life.

The University is dedicated to the highest standards of teaching, scholarship, and research and to the advancement of knowledge in an environment of equality, tolerance, and mutual respect for all its staff and students, thus contributing to the economic, social, and cultural development of South Florida.

The University has earned an international reputation for academic excellence, renowned as a leader in human rights, communication arts, criminal justice, education, and more. Our programs are accredited, and our faculty are highly regarded in their fields of study.

What is most important are our students. St. Thomas is a challenging, student-centered school recognized for its individual instruction. Professors are committed to teaching, with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1.

Developing leaders for life
Student Life encourages students to get the best St. Thomas experience, and we provide opportunities for you to develop your personal skills, which are all-important in the employment market. The new Student Success Center strives to create a positive teaching and learning environment designed to enrich all aspects of the student experience and ensures that every student who enters STU has the opportunity to succeed.

Inspiring excellence
St. Thomas has a strong interest in identifying and promoting innovative methods in all areas of teaching and assessment to enhance the quality of your learning experience. You will find that courses are structured to allow your skills to develop with your knowledge. You will also be encouraged to develop personal and transferable skills necessary for future life, such as problem solving, critical analysis, research, and written and oral communication. St. Thomas has strong links with many firms and organizations in professional sports, travel and tourism, and international business and commerce, and internships are available in most programs.

Experience St. Thomas University
We’ll help you make the move to St. Thomas as easy as possible. Our admissions office reviews applications on a rolling basis. For further information on admission, scholarships, financial aid, or academic programs, please call us. Visit to apply online or request information.



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Type of School: Founded in 1961 as Biscayne College by the order of the Augustinian Friars; when university status was attained, the name of the institution changed to St. Thomas University to reflect its Cuban heritage—it was originally founded in Havana, Cuba, in 1946 as the Universidad de Santo Tomás de Villanueva.

Size of Campus: Attractive 140-acre gated community in Miami, an international crossroads of commerce, culture, tourism, and year-round sports

Number of Students: 1,085 undergraduate, 651 graduate, 736 School of Law

Number of Faculty: Student-faculty ratio of 14:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 30 undergraduate majors; programs include Engineering, Biological Research, Nursing, and Sports Administration; 17 graduate programs; a Juris Doctor degree and five joint law degrees; an EdD in Leadership and Management; a PhD in Practical Theology; and a DBA in Sports Administration in the following schools and colleges:
• Biscayne College
• Gus Machado School of Business
• School of Arts and Education
• School of Law
• School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management
• School of Theology and Ministry

Geographic Diversity: Home to international students from 70 nations around the world

International Student Services:
Phone: +1-305-474-6008

International Student Budget: (2016–2017)
Tuition    $    28,800
Room and Board    $    9,800
Estimated Books, Supplies, Personal Expenses    $    1,427
Total    $    40,027

Financial Aid:
Scholarship range: $5,000–$16,500
Housing scholarship range: $1,000–$2,000

Test Score Requirements: TOEFL/IELTS

Application Deadlines and Fees: $40; rolling admission