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University of St Thomas

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Introduction

Established in 1885 as a Catholic seminary, the University of St. Thomas or UST, is a private, Catholic, liberal arts, and archdiocesan university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The institute is named in the honor of Thomas Aquinas, a medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher. It earned the status of a university in 1991. UST enrolls more than 10,000 students, making it the largest private college or University in Minnesota. Apart from the main St. Paul campus, St. Thomas also operates the Gainey Conference Center and Bernardi Campus in Rome.

Academics

The University of St. Thomas is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It also holds several discipline based accreditations from agencies such as American Psychological Association (APA), The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Association of Theological Schools, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), and more.

UST offers more than 50 degree programs, over 40 master’s degree programs, two education specialist, one juris doctor, and 4 doctorate level degrees in diverse areas of study such as art, history, biology, catholic studies, chemistry, communication & journalism, computer and information sciences, economics, engineering, music, philosophy and entrepreneurship.

University of St. Thomas offers continuing education and professional development programs through several academic units. The Opus College of Business offers executive education, professional development, and custom programs. The Center for Senior Citizens’ Education presents educational and cultural programs specially designed to promote and support life-long learning.

Schools and Colleges:

University of St. Thomas offers degrees, diplomas and certificates through the following academic schools and colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, College of Applied Professional Studies, Graduate Programs in Software, Opus College of Business, School of Engineering, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

University of St. Thomas operates on a rolling admission cycle. This means that the institute accepts applications throughout the year until the classes are full. Students seeking admission must send the completed application form along with SAT/ ACT score and all the official transcripts to the institute. Getting a transfer to UST is easy. Potential candidates must send the official transcripts from all previous institutes.

University of St. Thomas welcomes international students from over 60 countries across the world. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide a proof of their proficiency in English language by taking the TOEFL test.

Financial Aid

University of St. Thomas believes in providing equal opportunity to all the students. Hence, it offers financial aid to those who are unable to meet their college expenses. UST provides financial assistance to the students through different mediums such as loan, grants and scholarships. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Some of the scholarships offered at UST are Engineering Board of Governor’s Scholarship, Multicultural Excellence Program Scholarship, City of Minneapolis Scholarship, Dollars for Scholars Matching Program, National Scholarships, and more.

Loans are the type of financial aid that must be returned with interest. Some of the federal and private loans offered at UST are Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Loan, Federal and Direct Parent PLUS Loan. Other financial aid resources include Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program, Minnesota Achieve Scholarship, Safety Officers Survivor Program, Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance, Military Benefits, and Federal TEACH Grant.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 487th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Students at UST enjoy a vibrant and active campus life. The student government acts like the voice of the student body and organizes various events and programs to enrich the campus experience. It encourages students to get involved in the diverse on-campus clubs and organizations. Some of the popular student organizations include Academic Quiz Bowl, AFROTC Saber Drill Team, Black Empowerment Student Alliance, Campus Crusade for Christ, Computer Science Club, Delta Sigma Pi-Nu Tau Chapter, Financial Management Association, and Swing Dance Club.

Media and Publications:

St. Thomas Magazine is the student-operated magazine of the University.

Bulletin Today offers daily news for parents, families, alumni, and existing students.

TommieMedia.com is a web-based, multimedia and student-operated news organization providing information, news, and advertising opportunities related to the institute.

Campus Facilities:

O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library is the main library situated in St. Paul campus. The library offers books and materials in the humanities, science, social sciences, and business. Other UST libraries include Charles J. Keffer Library, Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library, and Schoenecker Law Library. There is always a librarian available to help students find the right books and reference materials.

University of St. Thomas offers on-campus housing facilities for more than 2,400 students. The campus houses traditional halls and apartments that are equipped with modern amenities for the convenience of the students. The traditional residence halls are named after Archbishops of Minneapolis-St. Paul such as Austin Dowling, William O. Brady, and John Ireland.

The Career Development Center at UST serves all undergraduate and non-law/non-business graduate students and alumni. The services include a job and internship posting board, career development tools, and an updated schedule of events. Some of the other important academic centers located within the campus are Center for Business Excellence, Business Ethics Center for Nonprofit Management, Center for Senior Citizen’s Education, Center for Economic Education, Center for Irish Studies, Center for Ethical Leadership, and Center for Catholic Studies.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

St. Thomas’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports such as basketball, volleyball, football, baseball, cross & country. The university is a NCAA Division III school, and a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Tommies. Their official mascot is Tommie, the Tomcat. The colors are Purple and Gray.

Intramural Sports:

UST students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate in the various intramural and recreational sports. Some of the popular recreational sports and activities include touch football, co-rec soccer league, dodge-ball tournament, tennis tournament, and co-rec volleyball league. McCarthy gymnasium, located in the south campus houses a basketball court, four racquetball courts, weight-training, and aerobics areas. The O’Shaughnessy Stadium is a 5,000-seat outdoor stadium built for football and track events. Other sports facilities include aquatic center, cardio room, field house, Schoenecker arena, and weight room.

Alumni

  • Larry Bond, noted game designer and author
  • Dan Buettner, eminent explorer, educator, and author
  • Robert Buss, noted managing director
  • Dottie Cannon, Miss Minnesota USA 2006
  • Tom Dooher, President, Education Minnesota
  • Vince Flynn, noted author

Bibliography

  • University of St. Thomas. 2011.
  • University of St Thomas: University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, Center for Catholic Studies. General Books LLC, 2010. Print.

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Ranks 11th in Minnesota and 221st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 16 0.15
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.03
Arrest 1 0.01

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Saint Paul, MN 55105-1078
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population27,818 (27,818 urban / N/A rural)
Households11,405 (2.15 people per house)
Median Household Income$53,879
Families5,788 (2.93 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Doctoral/Research Universities
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateSingle doctoral (education)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Congressional District2704

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 307th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $34,528 $34,528 $34,528
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $780 $780 $780
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $1,079 $1,079 $1,079
FT Graduate Tuition $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
FT Graduate Required Fees $190 $190 $190
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $961 $961 $961
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $48,400 $48,400 $48,400
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $48,400 $48,400 $48,400
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $39,414 $39,414 $39,414

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Law Degree — Tuition $36,424 $36,424
Law Degree — Required Fees $308 $308

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $32,073 $33,787 $32,073 $33,787 $32,073 $33,787
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $3,899 $4,085
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,628 $9,082
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,100(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,328 $9,082
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,100(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,100(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application FeeN/A
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,540 (2,622 male / 2,918 female)
Admitted 4,774 (2,238 male / 2,536 female)
Admission rate 86%
First-time Enrollment 1,368 (717 male / 651 female)
FT Enrollment 1,368 (717 male / 651 female)
PT Enrollment N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Total Enrollment10,192

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Basketball Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf

ACT Test Admission

278th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 97%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 28
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 28
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 28

SAT Test Admission

247th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 6%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 520 / 640
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 520 / 640
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1040 / 1280

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,676
Meals per Week15
Room Fee$5,656
Board Fee$3,642

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 96 93 85 106 8 2,068 159 2,615
Accounting 1 1 11 98 4 115
Actuarial Science 2 13 15
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2 8 1 11
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
Biochemistry 1 1 11 1 14
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 4 2 37 1 50
Business Administration and Management, General 14 11 8 19 282 12 346
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 3 2 5 66 1 78
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 5 5
Business/Corporate Communications 1 1 15 1 18
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General 2 14 1 17
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 1 2 5 1 68 5 82
Comparative Literature
Computer Science 1 2 7 1 11
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 1
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 2
Counseling Psychology 1 3 1 2 45 2 54
Creative Writing 1 1 11 1 14
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 3 1 14 1 20
Criminology 1 2 10 1 14
Curriculum and Instruction 1 2 24 4 31
Divinity/Ministry 1 1 11 2 15
Earth Science Teacher Education
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 2 2 4
Economics, General 2 1 1 3 29 1 37
Education, Other 2 2 5 1 52 2 64
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 1 1 43 2 47
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 1 2 12 1 16
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 6 6
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 1 15 16
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented 5 5
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 1 1 7 9
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2 3 1 1 82 2 91
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 5 2 1 2 12 1 23
Elementary Education and Teaching 2 5 18 2 27
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 2 1 4 3 10
Engineering, Other 1 1
Engineering/Industrial Management 2 1 7 2 12
English Language and Literature, General 3 2 32 1 38
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 2 2 48 5 58
Environmental Science 10 10
Environmental Studies 5 1 6
Family Psychology
Finance, General 1 3 3 3 81 4 95
French Language and Literature 3 3
Geography 2 2 4
Geology/Earth Science, General 6 6
German Language and Literature 1 1
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 1 25 26
History, General 1 13 2 16
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 2 1 1 14 18
Information Science/Studies 6 1 7 1 15
Information Technology 26 11 2 10 39 5 93
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 4 2 8 1 16
International Economics 3 1 4
International Relations and Affairs 1 1 1 3 2 8
International/Global Studies 1 2 2 5
Journalism 1 1
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 7 7
Latin Language and Literature
Lay Ministry 7 2 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 13 3 16
Manufacturing Engineering 5 3 1 11 4 24
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 1 6 5 99 4 117
Mathematics Teacher Education 12 12
Mathematics, General 3 1 13 2 19
Mechanical Engineering 2 2 2 4 62 5 77
Multicultural Education 1 7 8
Music Performance, General 2 2
Music Teacher Education 1 22 2 25
Music, General 13 13
Neuroscience 2 2 1 26 5 36
Operations Management and Supervision 1 1 1 22 2 27
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 1 8 9
Philosophy 1 1 39 2 43
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 1
Physics, General 6 6
Political Science and Government, General 1 1 3 19 3 27
Psychology, General 7 1 3 52 8 71
Public Health Education and Promotion 1 1 1 39 2 44
Public Policy Analysis, General 3 1 8 12
Reading Teacher Education 13 2 15
Real Estate 1 8 9
Religion/Religious Studies 5 44 3 52
Religious Education 3 3
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 2 22 25
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work 1 2 3 7 106 29 148
Sociology 1 5 2 8
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature 1 9 10
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 1
Special Education and Teaching, Other 8 8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 1
Statistics, General 1 1 2
Systems Engineering 2 8 10
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 2 8 10
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 2 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 410th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $89,028 ($94,826 male / $80,073 female)
Number of FT Faculty 461 (266 male / 195 female)
Number of PT Faculty 885
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $15,657,596
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