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St. Thomas University Overview

St. Thomas University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami Gardens is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is St. Thomas University Known For?

200 Undergraduate Awards
$43,509 Avg Cost After Aid
49% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at STU is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at STU.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from STU makes roughly $49,400 a year. This is 21% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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St. Thomas University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at STU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Telecommunications Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Legal Professions (Other) Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Legal Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Student Counseling Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Online Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Most Popular Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is St. Thomas University?

Location of St. Thomas University

Contact details for STU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 16401 Nw 37Th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459
Phone: 305-625-6000
Website: www.stu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/St.ThomasUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/StThomasUniv

How Do I Get Into STU?

You can apply to STU online at: www.stu.edu/Admissions/Apply-Now

Admission Requirements for STU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into STU?

49% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
71% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of St. Thomas University is 49%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 48%, and the acceptance rate for women is 49%.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to STU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 420 and 520. Math scores were between 440 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for St. Thomas University  ( 420 to 520 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for St. Thomas University  ( 440 to 560 )
200
800
STU received ACT scores from 44% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 21. Composite scores were between 18 and 22.

ACT English Scores for St. Thomas University  ( 16 to 22 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for St. Thomas University  ( 16 to 21 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for St. Thomas University  ( 18 to 22 )
1
36

Can I Afford St. Thomas University?

$43,509 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
4.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of STU is $43,509. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At STU, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $5,670 a year. That adds up to $22,680 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at STU is 4.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

St. Thomas University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,246 Full-Time Undergraduates
45% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,100 undergraduate students at STU, with 1,246 being full-time and 1,854 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  STU

There are also 1,724 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,246 full-time undergraduates at STU, 55% are male and 45% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  STU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of St. Thomas University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of STU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 405
Hispanic or Latino 492
White 106
International Students 142
Other Races/Ethnicities 99

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at St. Thomas University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 63 countries are represented at STU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Venezuela, and Brazil.

Online Learning at St. Thomas University

489 Took All Classes Online
1,197 Took At Least One Class Online
30.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at STU. In 2017-2018, 1,197 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at STU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 55th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of STU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at St. Thomas University was 30.5%. This is the #684 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at STU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of STU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational Administration 5%
Health Professions 32%
Nursing 73%
Telecommunications Management 40%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at STU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at STU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Business #7
Instructional Media Design #21
Marketing #24
Computer Information Systems #35
Special Education #36
Theological & Ministerial Studies #37
Educational Administration #51
Teacher Education Grade Specific #52
Theology & Religious Vocations #57
Computer & Information Sciences #67
Nursing #116
Education #144
Business Administration & Management #185
Health Professions #198
Business, Management & Marketing #231

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

St. Thomas University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Law 0 0 0 0 173 173
Business Administration & Management 0 48 0 71 0 119
Educational Administration 0 0 0 51 45 96
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 57 0 0 57
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 11 0 8 0 25
Accounting 0 9 0 15 0 24
General Biology 0 18 0 0 0 18
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 8 0 10 0 18
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 1 17 0 18
Legal Research 0 0 7 9 2 18
Communication & Media Studies 0 10 0 7 0 17
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 4 0 8 3 15
International Business 0 9 0 4 0 13
Student Counseling 0 0 4 9 0 13
General Psychology 0 12 0 0 0 12
Nursing 0 9 0 2 0 11
Telecommunications Management 0 0 0 10 0 10
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 0 9 0 9
Chemistry 0 8 0 0 0 8
Fire Protection 0 8 0 0 0 8
Finance & Financial Management 0 7 0 0 0 7
General Business/Commerce 0 6 0 0 0 6
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 5 0 5
Marketing 0 3 2 0 0 5
General English Literature 0 5 0 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 0 0 5
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 4 0 4
Computer Science 0 4 0 0 0 4
Special Education 0 0 0 4 0 4
Economics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 2 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2 0 0 0 2
Other Homeland Security 2 0 0 0 0 2
Hospitality Management 0 1 0 0 0 1
History 0 1 0 0 0 1
International Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Taxation 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 8 192 71 245 223 739

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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