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?
- Students at UST have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UST.
- In 2019-2020, 90% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UST makes roughly $53,223 a year. This is 30% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
University of St. Thomas 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 UST.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UST has earned from around the web.
|#11||Best Accounting and Business/Management Schools||College Factual|
|#17||Best General Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#29||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#50||Best Liberal Arts Schools||College Factual|
|#58||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
|#62||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of St. Thomas?
Contact details for UST are given below.
|Address:||3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-4696|
How Do I Get Into UST?
You can apply to UST online at: https://www.applyweb.com/sttundgr/index.ftl
Admission Requirements for UST
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UST?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.
Can I Afford University of St. Thomas?
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 43% of students took out student loans averaging $6,122 a year. That adds up to $24,488 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UST is 3.7%. 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
There are also 1,281 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,968 full-time undergraduates at UST, 35% are male and 65% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of St. Thomas students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||164|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,009|
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
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UST
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of St. Thomas was $31,560 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how UST is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#17||#17|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#61||#61|
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.
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|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||12%|
|Business Administration & Management||5%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||8%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||35%|
|Mathematics & Statistics||73%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||11%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||19%|
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.
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.
*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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