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University of St. Thomas Overview

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

What Is University of St. Thomas Known For?

329 Undergraduate Awards
$30,535 Avg Cost After Aid
81% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UST have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UST is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UST with a bachelor's degree make about $49,600 a year. That's 22% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is University of St. Thomas?

Location of 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
Website: https://www.stthom.edu
Facebook: http://www.stthom.edu/Facebook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stthomashouston

How Do I Get Into UST?

You can apply to UST online at: https://www.applyweb.com/sttundgr/index.ftl

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 required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UST?

81% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 81%, UST may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% 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 540 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 615.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 540 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 530 to 615 )
200
800
UST received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 21 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 19 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of St. Thomas  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of St. Thomas?

$30,535 Net Price
42% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UST is $30,535. 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 UST, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $5,713 a year. That adds up to $22,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UST is 2.1%. 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

1,573 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,978 undergraduate students at UST, with 1,573 being full-time and 405 being part-time.

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

There are also 1,245 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,573 full-time undergraduates at UST, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UST

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UST Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 206
Black or African American 111
Hispanic or Latino 740
White 283
International Students 161
Other Races/Ethnicities 72

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

388 Took All Classes Online
720 Took At Least One Class Online
12.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 720 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.

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This school is the 70th most popular in Texas 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

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of St. Thomas was 12.3%. This is the #1,199 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UST regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational Administration 13%
General Education 3%

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

Major Growth Rate Rank
Multilingual Education #11
Student Counseling #26
General Education #62
Curriculum & Instruction #63
Special Education #79
Teacher Education Subject Specific #89
Teacher Education Grade Specific #120
Educational Administration #131
Education #313

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 12 0 91 0 103
Educational Administration 0 0 79 24 103
Student Counseling 0 0 89 0 89
Liberal Arts General Studies 35 0 19 0 54
Finance & Financial Management 28 0 20 0 48
Special Education 0 0 39 0 39
Accounting 18 0 20 0 38
Theological & Ministerial Studies 5 0 29 0 34
General Biology 33 0 0 0 33
Nursing 32 0 0 0 32
General Education 0 1 28 0 29
General Psychology 27 0 0 0 27
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 27 0 27
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 19 0 19
Marketing 17 0 0 0 17
International Business 8 0 4 0 12
Philosophy 8 0 4 0 12
Economics 12 0 0 0 12
Political Science & Government 12 0 0 0 12
Mathematics 11 0 0 0 11
Chemistry 11 0 0 0 11
International Relations & National Security 11 0 0 0 11
Communication & Media Studies 9 0 0 0 9
General English Literature 8 0 0 0 8
Computer Science 7 0 0 0 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 7 0 7
Public Policy 0 0 7 0 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 6 0 0 0 6
Multilingual Education 0 0 6 0 6
Biotechnology 0 0 5 0 5
Criminology 5 0 0 0 5
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 5 0 5
Natural Resources Conservation 3 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 3 0 0 0 3
Music 3 0 0 0 3
History 2 0 0 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 1 0 0 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 1 0 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 0 0 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 329 1 498 24 852

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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