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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 1976, and gained university status in 1990. Its 87-acre campus is located in a residential section of St. Paul.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,111
   Women 2,803 (45.9%)
   Men 3,308 (54.1%)
Graduate Students 3,872
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 83% of 6,221 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.61
SAT Math 595 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 500-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $54,100
  Tuition and Fees $39,594
  Room and Board $9,760
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $28,360
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 427
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
St. Paul Population 290,770
Nearest Metropolitan Area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 41% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Tomcat
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.6% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students 2.7% from 66 countries
First-Year Students Returning 85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 62.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported