University of Saint Thomas

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School Overview

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

Contact: David Melton
Assistant Vice President of University Admissions
Main Address
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006-4626
(713) 522-7911

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

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

Degrees offered:

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 – 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 – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


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.

University of St Thomas Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(713) 522-7911
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-4696
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,247
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):51%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,660 (82% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$31,520
Out-of-state Tuition:$31,520
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$20,040

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of St Thomas Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of St Thomas.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services43
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics1
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Physical Sciences1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences5
Theology and Religious Vocations124
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total134221

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Grand total6

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of St Thomas and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,094

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid22997%
Grant or scholarship aid22394%$20,040
Student loan aid9841%$7,158

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,32375%$17,024
Federal student loans64436%$7,164

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of St Thomas. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of St Thomas students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants942309633
Percent admitted100%75%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled29%28%30%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of St Thomas Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,247
Undergraduate enrollment1,768
Graduate enrollment1,479

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of St Thomas Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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