University of Saint Thomas

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The University of St. Thomas (UST), located in Houston, Texas, USA, is liberal arts grounded, comprehensive, Catholic university. It was founded in 1947 by Basilian Fathers and today stands as the only Catholic university in the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese.

The University grants many scholarships and awards: nearly $22 million annually in financial aid which includes $7 million in UST-funded grants and scholarships. Once admitted, students automatically are considered for a scholarship which can range from $5,000 to $12,000. Eighty-six percent of first-time freshman do get financial assistance at UST for their undergraduate education. These scholarships are based on class ranking, high school GPA, and ACT/SAT scores.

General Information

Admission Office
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006-4626
(713) 525-3500
(800) 856-8565
Fax: (713) 525-3558
[email protected]
Contact: David Melton
Assistant Vice President of University Admissions
Main Address
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006-4626
(713) 522-7911

www.stthom.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 1,750
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 298
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,657
Graduate enrollment: 1,406

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 820
Percent Admitted: 78%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 37%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 510 (25th Percentile)
  • 605 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 510 (25th Percentile)
  • 610 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 500 (25th Percentile)
  • 610 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 24 (25th Percentile)
  • 29 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 23 (25th Percentile)
  • 30 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 24 (25th Percentile)
  • 28 (75th Percentile)

ACT Writing

  • 7 (25th Percentile)
  • 9 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $26,274 $27,822 $29,467 $30,493 +3.48%
Books and Supplies $2,240 $3,366 $3,591 $3,717 +3.51%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,312 $7,612 $8,042 $8,320 +3.46%
Other $2,100 $2,100 $2,100 $2,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,312 $7,612 $8,042 $8,320 +3.46%
Other $2,100 $2,100 $2,100 $2,100 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $37,926 $40,900 $43,200 $44,630 +3.31%
In-state Off Campus $37,926 $40,900 $43,200 $44,630 +3.31%
In-state with Family $28,514 $31,188 $33,058 $34,210 +3.48%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $13,100
In-state Student Fees $165
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $13,100
Out-of-state Student Fees $165

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,311 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,303 99% $16,525,511 $12,683
• Federal grants 180 14% $870,421 $4,836
• Pell grants 180 14% $588,337 $3,269
• Other federal grants 167 13% $282,084 $1,689
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 271 20% $961,163 $3,547
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,300 98% $14,693,927 $11,303
Student loan financial aid 790 60% $6,854,709 $8,677
• Federal student loans 785 59% $4,267,563 $5,436
• Other student loans 212 16% $2,587,146 $12,204

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1478 1226 191 170
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Women’s Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 80
Biochemistry 13
Biology/biological Sciences, General 54
Neuroscience 13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 764 515 22
Accounting 76 25
Actuarial Science 15
Business Administration and Management, General 44 412
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 135 20
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1 14
Business/corporate Communications 34 1
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 92 2
Finance, General 139 5
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General 24 2
International Business/trade/commerce 9 2
Management Information Systems, General 1
Marketing/marketing Management, General 203 5 7
Operations Management and Supervision 11
Real Estate 16 6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 101
Broadcast Journalism 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 33
Journalism 48
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11 116 7
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 1
Computer and Information Sciences, General 6
Computer Science 1
Information Science/studies 2
Information Technology 1 116 7
Education 37 295 22 118
Curriculum and Instruction 59 4
Education, Other 40 7 30
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Autism 10 51
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Emotional Disturbances 16
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Mental Retardation 6
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities 12
Education/teaching Of The Gifted and Talented 2 3
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 15
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 7 11 32
Elementary Education and Teaching 9 37
English/language Arts Teacher Education 3
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 12
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 11
Music Teacher Education 4 24
Reading Teacher Education 7 2
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 37
Social Studies Teacher Education 7
Special Education and Teaching, Other 8
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 3
Engineering 71 31 10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 23
Manufacturing Engineering 19 10
Mechanical Engineering 48 4
Systems Engineering 8
Engineering Technology, General 17
Engineering/industrial Management 17
English Language and Literature/letters 42 19
Creative Writing 11
English Language and Literature, General 31 19
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 40
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5
French Language and Literature 4
German Language and Literature 3
Latin Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 27
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 16
Public Health Education and Promotion 16
History 21
History, General 21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 20
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 20
Human Services, General 15 137 1
Public Policy Analysis, General 7 1
Social Work 15 130
Legal Studies, General 2 157
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law 2
Law 157
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 9
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 9
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Mathematics, General 11
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 5 8
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 1
International/global Studies 8
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 4
Natural Resources and Conservation 4
Environmental Science 1
Environmental Studies 3
Physical Sciences 31
Chemistry, General 14
Geology/earth Science, General 2
Physics, General 15
Psychology 83 34 12 3
Counseling Psychology 34 12
Family Psychology 3
Psychology, General 74
Psychology, Other 9
Social Sciences 118
Criminology 19
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 1
Economics, General 46
Geography 5
International Economics 4
International Relations and Affairs 6
Political Science and Government, General 26
Sociology 11
Theology and Religious Vocations 2 30 1
Divinity/ministry 8
Lay Ministry 2 7 1
Religious Education 15
Visual and Performing Arts 15 10
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5 10
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 3
Music Performance, General 1
Music, General 6
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bioinformatics B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Education

Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pastoral Counseling B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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