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?
- 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.
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.
Where Is St. Thomas University?
Contact details for STU are given below.
|Address:||16401 Nw 37Th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459|
How Do I Get Into STU?
You can apply to STU online at: www.stu.edu/Admissions/Apply-Now
Admission Requirements for STU
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into STU?
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.
Can I Afford St. Thomas University?
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
There are also 1,724 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,246 full-time undergraduates at STU, 55% are male and 45% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of St. Thomas University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||405|
|Hispanic or Latino||492|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at STU has changed over the last few years.
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|
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|
|Instructional Media Design||#21|
|Computer Information Systems||#35|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#37|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#52|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#57|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#67|
|Business Administration & Management||#185|
|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.
*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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