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University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

The University of St. Thomas, founded in 1947, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 20-acre campus is located in downtown Houston.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,814
   Women1,097 (60.5%)
   Men717 (39.5%)
Graduate Students1,498


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate77% of 942 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMay 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.61
SAT Math500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading490-585 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing480-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite21-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$45,596
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met76%
Average Freshman Award$28,300
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes


Houston Population2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan AreaHouston, TX
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 29% of freshmen, 14% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
MascotFightin' Celt


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.6% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
47.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
27.1% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students8.9% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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High 3.54 4.56 580 620 24
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