University Of St Thomas Saint Paul

University Of St Thomas Saint Paul

The University of St. Thomas, also known as UST, is a coeducational, archdiocesan, Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was established in 1885 as a Catholic seminary. UST is named after St. Thomas Aquinas, a medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher. The university has four campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Owatonna in Minnesota, and Rome, Italy. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Applied Professional Studies
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Opus College of Business
  • Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Professional Psychology
  • School of Social

UST's athletic teams are nicknamed the Tommies. UST is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) which performs at the NCAA Division III level.

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Contacting University of St Thomas

University of St Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55105-1078
General Phone: (651) 962-5000

University of St Thomas Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,014business management, operations management, non-profit management, business administration, accounting, business communications, entrepreneurship, finance, financial planning, ...
Education and Teaching408curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, educational admin and supervision, gifted and talended education, education of emotionally disturbed, mental retardation education, education of learning disabled, education of autistic, ...
Liberal Arts189German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and humanities, peace and conflict resolution, classical studies, economics, ...
Law146law, banking and finance
Computer Science and Engineering123computer and info science, information technology, computer security
Family and Social Work117public policy analysis, social work
Engineering112electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, engineering management
Therapy and Counseling104psychology, counseling psychology, family psychology, psychology courses, substance abuse counseling
Media103communication studies, mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism
Science96biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics
Religion and Philosophy95philosophy, religion, theology, ministry
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and administration, criminology
Medical Administration19public health education
Real Estate and Construction Management15real estate
Fine Arts10art history and criticism
Music7music, music performance
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies, environmental science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,21366
Postbaccalaureate certificate10311
Master's degree1,06644
Doctor's degree263
Post-master's certificate501
First-professional degree1522
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years01

University of St Thomas Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of St Thomas had a total enrollment of 10,984 students (8,640 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 52%
Graduate 44%
First Professional 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 22%
20-21 23%
22-24 12%
25-29 16%
30-34 10%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota1%
(International Students)1%
North Dakota1%

University of St Thomas Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

University of St Thomas Room and Board (2007)

University of St Thomas offers campus housing for 2,558 of its 8,640 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of St Thomas Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530620
SAT Math540650
ACT Verbal2228
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2327

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT9%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of St Thomas Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,822
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,822
Room and board $ 7,612
Room charge $ 4,872
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,266
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
University of St Thomas participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 234500)

University of St Thomas Faculty

University of St Thomas has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5254
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2718

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year72$98,40036$89,130
Associate professoracademic year99$78,18259$70,419
Assistant professoracademic year53$73,99956$67,125
Instructoracademic year12$65,0664$56,329
No academic rankacademic year10$75,2689$55,879
All faculty totalacademic year246$82,440164$72,260

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

University of St Thomas Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

University of St Thomas Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Finance
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Creative Writing
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Family Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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