Saint Thomas University

Saint Thomas University

Saint Thomas University, also known as STU, is a Roman Catholic university located in Miami Gardens, Florida, United States. It was established in 1961 as Biscayne College by the order of the Augustinian Friars. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. STU is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Biscayne College
  • School of Business
  • School of Leadership Studies
  • School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management
  • School of Theology and Ministry
  • School of Law

Saint Thomas University's athletics department sponsor several men's and women's sports teams. The athletes participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis. They are nicknamed the Bobcats.

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Contacting Saint Thomas University

Saint Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens , FL 33054-6459
General Phone: (305) 625-6000

Saint Thomas University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management285business, business management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, international business, taxation ...
Law239law, international trade law, legal research
Education and Teaching109education, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, social studies teaching
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and safety, security and protective services
Therapy and Counseling32psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, marriage and family therapy
Liberal Arts26English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18registered nursing
Media15media studies
Religion and Philosophy12religion, religious education, theology, pastoral counseling
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science, computer science
Family and Social Work9human services, social service professions
Medical Administration9health care administration, health and medical administrative
Hospitality2hospitality management

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Thomas University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree28725
Postbaccalaureate certificate3517
Master's degree24914
Post-master's certificate23
First-professional degree2071
Award of less than 1 academic year83
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years181

Saint Thomas University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Thomas University had a total enrollment of 2,407 students (1,887 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 57%
Graduate 24%
First Professional 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 22%
Black 21%
Hispanic 45%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 16%
20-21 12%
22-24 22%
25-29 20%
30-34 10%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Saint Thomas University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 67 %

Saint Thomas University Room and Board (2007)

Saint Thomas University offers campus housing for 350 of its 1,887 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Miami, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Saint Thomas University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400490
SAT Math390490
SAT Writing400480
ACT Verbal1420
ACT Math1619
ACT Composite1620

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT78%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Thomas University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,664
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,664
Room and board $ 6,206
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 5,014

Financial Aid:
Saint Thomas University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 146800)

Saint Thomas University Faculty

Saint Thomas University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$103,23412$96,585
Associate professoracademic year10$68,35612$81,279
Assistant professoracademic year11$68,00317$61,834
Instructoracademic year2*3$42,000
Lectureracademic year1*0*
No academic rankacademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year55$85,51545$76,018

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Thomas University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Baseball Florida Sun Conference
Track Florida Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports92837

Saint Thomas University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

International Business, Trade, and Tax Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Saint Thomas University Apart:

% of degrees in law
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Top 9%Saint Thomas University Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of degree programs
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Top 12%Saint Thomas University Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 13%Saint Thomas University % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 15%Saint Thomas University % of degrees in medical administration
Minority % of student body
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Top 18%Saint Thomas University Minority % of student body

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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