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University of St. Thomas Overview

University of St. Thomas is a private not-for-profit institution located in Houston, Texas. Houston is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of St. Thomas Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$29,446 Avg Cost After Aid
98% Acceptance Rate
  • The 0% student loan default rate at UST is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UST.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 90% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UST with a bachelor's degree make about $54,322 a year. That's 33% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is University of St. Thomas?


Contact details for UST are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-4696
Phone: 713-522-7911

How Do I Get Into UST?

You can apply to UST online at:

Admission Requirements for UST

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UST?

98% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores
UST has the high acceptance rate of 98%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 97%, and the acceptance rate for women is 99%.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to UST submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 610. Math scores were between 520 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 520 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 520 to 610 )
UST received ACT scores from 6% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford University of St. Thomas?

$29,446 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
0.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UST is $29,446. 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, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $6,807 a year. That adds up to $27,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UST is 0.1%. 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 Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,212 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,667 undergraduate students at UST, with 2,212 being full-time and 455 being part-time.


There are also 1,210 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,212 full-time undergraduates at UST, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 253
Black or African American 248
Hispanic or Latino 1,085
White 415
International Students 123
Other Races/Ethnicities 88

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at University of St. Thomas. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 80 countries are represented at UST. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at University of St. Thomas

898 Took All Classes Online
2,805 Took At Least One Class Online
60.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 48 master’s degree programs available online at UST. In 2020-2021, 2,805 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 73rd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UST

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of St. Thomas was 60.6%. This is the #586 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UST regardless of major.

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%.


*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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