University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

The University of St. Thomas, founded in 1947, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 21-acre campus is located near downtown Houston.

University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

Tuition & Fees

$31,560

$31,560

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 961
Declined + 140
Total Received 1,101
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Private (nonprofit)

2,174

undergraduate students

1,343

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 6880
ACT 4238

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School Facts

The University of St. Thomas, founded in 1947, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 21-acre campus is located near downtown Houston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,517
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Houston, TX

23-acre, urban campus in Houston (population: 2,325,502). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006-4696

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
38%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
34%
500-599
52%
400-499
9%
700-800
7%
600-699
31%
500-599
53%
400-499
9%
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
48%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
30-36
18%
24-29
19%
18-23
55%
12-17
7%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
43%
12-17
24%
30-36
11%
24-29
29%
18-23
59%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 961
Declined + 140
Total Received 1,101

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Arthur Ortiz
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 856-8565
F: 713 525-3558
admissions@stthom.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,335

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,800
Room $5,880
Board $3,590
Additional fees $760
Books & supplies $1,094
Total $42,124
Average Financial Aid - $25,335
Total with Avg. Aid $16,789
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 713 525-2170
finaid@stthom.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Lynda McKendree
Dean of Scholarships and Financial Aid
finaid@stthom.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
tennis
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, basketball, hitting and pitching club, cheer, dodgeball, dance, fencing, soccer, table tennis, tennis

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, basketball, hitting and pitching club, cheer, dodgeball, dance, fencing, soccer, table tennis, tennis

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, non-tackle football, racquetball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Todd Smith (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Red River Athletic Conference, Southern Collegiate Athletic conference
Mascot
Fightin' Celt
School colors
red and gold

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Data Science
Applied Mathematics
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Catholic Education
Catholic Education Leadership
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Computational Biology
Computer Science
Criminology Law/Society
Cyber Security
Dance
Divinity
Drama
Economics
Education
Electronic Technology
Engineering Physics
English
Ethical Leadership
Faith/Culture
Finance
French
General Studies
History
International Business
International Development
International Studies
Liberal Arts
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Networking Technology
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Pastoral Studies
Pastoral Theology
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy Administration
Sacred Music
Spanish
Studio Arts
Teaching
Theatre Education
Theology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Education
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,517

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

2,174
students

Female
62%
1,355

Male
38%
819

38%

1,343
students

Female
66%
880

Male
34%
463

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

1,693
students

Female
68%
1,150

Male
32%
543

23%

481
students

Female
43%
205

Male
57%
276

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
45%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.80
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Angola
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
United Kingdom
Venezuela
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dora Zhang
Director, International Student and Scholar Services
713 525-3503
yzhang3@stthom.edu

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