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?
- 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.
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.
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||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UST?
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.
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
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
There are also 1,324 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,693 full-time undergraduates at UST, 32% are male and 68% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of St. Thomas students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||116|
|Hispanic or Latino||815|
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 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|
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|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#63|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#89|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#120|
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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