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University of St Thomas Minnesota Overview

Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, University of St Thomas Minnesota is a private not-for-profit institution. Saint Paul is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of St Thomas Minnesota Known For?

1,617 Undergraduate Awards
$40,793 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UST MN have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UST MN is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 52% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UST MN with a bachelor's degree make about $56,800 a year. That's 39% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average UST MN student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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University of St Thomas Minnesota Rankings

We have ranked UST MN as #221 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #7 out of 44 schools in Minnesota.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UST MN has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#58 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Communication & Journalism (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Public Relations & Advertising Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UST MN has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#22 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#50 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#71 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is University of St Thomas Minnesota?

Location of University of St Thomas Minnesota

Contact details for UST MN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1078
Phone: 651-962-5000
Website: www.stthomas.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UofStThomasMN

How Do I Get Into UST MN?

You can apply to UST MN online at: www.stthomas.edu/fr/apply/

Admission Requirements for UST MN

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UST MN?

84% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of St Thomas Minnesota is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 5% of students accepted to UST MN submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of St Thomas Minnesota  ( 540 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of St Thomas Minnesota  ( 550 to 680 )
200
800
UST MN received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 29. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of St Thomas Minnesota  ( 23 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of St Thomas Minnesota  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of St Thomas Minnesota  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of St Thomas Minnesota?

$40,793 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UST MN is $40,793. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UST MN, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $10,080 a year. That adds up to $40,320 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UST MN is 1.1%. 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.

University of St Thomas Minnesota Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,162 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,395 undergraduate students at UST MN, with 6,162 being full-time and 233 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UST MN

There are also 3,640 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,162 full-time undergraduates at UST MN, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UST MN

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UST MN Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 260
Black or African American 205
Hispanic or Latino 315
White 4,796
International Students 177
Other Races/Ethnicities 409

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at University of St Thomas Minnesota. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at UST MN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Mexico.

Online Learning at University of St Thomas Minnesota

462 Took All Classes Online
1,243 Took At Least One Class Online
11.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,243 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 37th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UST MN

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of St Thomas Minnesota was 11.8%. This is the #1,224 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UST MN regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Criminal Justice & Corrections 43%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 43%
Special Education 18%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UST MN 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 UST MN.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Special Education #83
Criminal Justice & Corrections #185
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #209
Education #323

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%.

University of St Thomas Minnesota Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 176 39 252 0 467
Social Work 0 10 0 135 17 162
Computer Information Systems 0 0 61 84 0 145
Finance & Financial Management 0 143 0 0 0 143
Law 0 0 0 0 133 133
Special Education 0 0 0 131 0 131
Marketing 0 119 4 0 0 123
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 47 74 0 121
Mechanical Engineering 0 101 0 18 0 119
Accounting 0 108 0 10 0 118
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 34 33 34 0 101
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 29 0 39 0 68
Liberal Arts General Studies 56 9 0 0 0 65
Public Health 0 63 0 0 0 63
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 46 16 62
General Biology 0 61 0 0 0 61
Economics 0 55 0 0 0 55
Electrical Engineering 0 33 2 16 0 51
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 24 0 26 0 50
Religious Studies 0 41 0 9 0 50
Communication & Media Studies 0 49 0 0 0 49
Educational Administration 0 0 1 25 21 47
General Psychology 0 44 0 0 0 44
Philosophy 0 41 0 0 0 41
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 40 0 0 0 40
Other Education 0 0 16 18 6 40
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 18 19 0 37
Legal Research 0 0 0 37 0 37
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 31 0 0 0 31
Computer Science 0 29 0 0 0 29
Political Science & Government 0 25 0 0 0 25
Human Resource Management 0 23 0 0 0 23
General English Literature 0 14 0 7 0 21
Romance Languages 0 21 0 0 0 21
Natural Resources Conservation 0 20 0 0 0 20
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 19 0 0 0 19
Real Estate 0 14 2 2 0 18
Criminology 0 18 0 0 0 18
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 16 0 16
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 16 0 16
Music 0 16 0 0 0 16
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 15 0 15
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 10 0 15
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 14 0 14
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 13 0 13
Statistics 0 13 0 0 0 13
Writing Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
History 0 12 0 0 0 12
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 11 0 0 0 11
Human Biology 0 11 0 0 0 11
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 10 0 10
Physics 0 10 0 0 0 10
International Business 0 8 0 0 0 8
Human Development & Family Studies 0 8 0 0 0 8
Mathematics 0 8 0 0 0 8
Chemistry 0 8 0 0 0 8
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 7 0 7
Computer Engineering 0 7 0 0 0 7
International Relations & National Security 0 7 0 0 0 7
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 6 0 0 0 6
Geography & Cartography 0 6 0 0 0 6
Other Engineering 0 0 5 0 0 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 5 0 0 0 5
Information Science 0 4 0 0 0 4
Information Technology 0 0 4 0 0 4
Museum Studies 0 0 4 0 0 4
Sociology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Public Policy 0 0 0 4 0 4
Civil Engineering 0 3 0 0 0 3
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 3 0 3
Business/Corporate Communications 0 0 2 0 0 2
Classical Languages & Literature 0 2 0 0 0 2
International Studies 0 0 0 2 0 2
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 1 0 0 1
Germanic Languages 0 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Education 0 0 0 1 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 56 1,561 240 1,093 193 3,143

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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