University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

The University of St. Thomas is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. It was founded in 1885, adopted coeducation in 1977, and gained university status in 1990. Its 87-acre campus is located in a residential section of St. Paul.

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University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

How far you go depends on where you go



• Actuarial Science
• Art History
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biology of Global Health
• Business Administration
- Accounting
- Business Communication
- Entrepreneurship
- Financial Management
- General Business Management
- Human Resources Management
- International Business
- Leadership and Management
- Legal Studies in Business
- Marketing Management
- Operations Management
- Real Estate Studies
• Catholic Studies
• Chemistry
• Classical Civilization
• Classical Languages
• Communication and Journalism
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Data Analytics
• Economics
• Education
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education

• Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering

• English
• English—Creative Writing
• English—Professional  Writing
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Exercise Science
• Family Studies
• French
• Geography
- Geographic Information Systems
• Geology
• German
• Health Promotion
• History
• International Studies
• Justice and Peace Studies
• Latin
• Mathematics
• Music
• Music Business
• Music Education
- Instrumental (K-12)
- Vocal (K-12)

• Music Performance
• Neuroscience
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Statistics
• Theology
• Women’s Studies

100% of classes are taught by faculty (not teaching assistants).

59% of our students study abroad in 50+ countries.

93% of graduates are employed or in grad school within eight months of graduation.

22 varsity sports

92% of first-year students live on campus.

97% of students receive merit-based scholarships.

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University of St. Thomas is the largest private university in Minnesota—big enough to offer more than 150 majors and minors but small enough for professors to care about you personally. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. St. Thomas enrolls 6,200 undergraduate students (we call them “Tommies”) from 41 states and 52 countries.

Get more than a diploma to frame
Your education needs to prepare you not only for today’s workplace but for career success 25 years from now. With our hands-on approach and liberal arts core, you’ll be equipped with a foundation of knowledge to be a continuous learner who can solve tomorrow’s problems.

Small classes, huge opportunities
Small classes give you plenty of contact with your professors. They won’t just teach you—they’ll mentor you and challenge you. Students have performed research with our faculty in fields from biology to business and more, and many students have presented their research at national conferences.

An education that pays off
Tommies are CEOs, scientists, humanitarians, diplomats, authors, teachers, surgeons, nonprofit leaders, engineers, attorneys, researchers, and more. Evenmore impressive? Ninety-three percent of graduates are employed or in graduate school within eight months of graduation.

Live like a Tommie
If you want to bond with people who share your passion, explore our Living Learning Communities, from sustainability to wellness to global connections to Catholic studies. There are plenty of ways to connect on campus. Join a club, suit up for sports, or volunteer—you’ll never run out of things to do.

Your faith practiced here
On campus, many of the students you’ll meet will be Catholic. We honor our students’ diverse faith traditions, and we’re especially passionate about creating opportunities for interfaith dialogue.

Twin Cities, twice as nice
With our campuses in St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis, you’ll have access to two vibrant downtowns and the best parks of any city in the United States. You’ll also be living in one of the healthiest and fittest areas of the country. With 17 Fortune 500 companies, you’ll be able to do an internship then end your day biking, jogging, or sipping a mochaccino with some friends.