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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 2,047
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,100
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $1,100
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 78
Median SAT/ACT 1130/24
% of African American Students 7
% of Asian American Students 12
% of Hispanic Students 45
% of International Students 8
Student/Teacher Ratio 11:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 151
% of Male/% of Female Students 38/62
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 32
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 34
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 57
% of Freshmen Who Return 82
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 8.6


University of St. Thomas

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3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006









Points of Distinction

  • 84 percent of nursing school graduates pass the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses.
  • 87 percent of UST graduates find full-time employment or attend graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • U.S. News & World Report named UST among “America’s Best Colleges” in the West Region; The Princeton Review named UST among its “Best Western Colleges.”
  • The Cardinal Newman Society recommends UST in its list of top Catholic colleges and universities.

University of St. Thomas prepares students for both life and career in a rapidly changing world. Through a Catholic, liberal arts education that is both accessible and affordable, students earn the degree they want, while acquiring the skills employers desire. UST offers 36 undergraduate majors, 20 graduate degree programs, and engineering, law, and health pre-professional programs. The most popular majors are biology, psychology, nursing, finance, and education.

The university continues to expand its offerings by adding a Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2018 and a Bachelor of Arts in dance in 2019. The DNP focuses on helping nurses bring transformational change to their workplaces. The dance degree capitalizes on a partnership with the Metropolitan Dance Center.

Thanks to its location in the Museum District, museums, art galleries, restaurants, and shops sit within walking distance of campus. The proximity to downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, provides opportunities for research, internships, jobs, and networking with Fortune 500 companies and world-renowned hospitals.

Students who live on campus enjoy a fun atmosphere. Campus life includes student organizations, social events, ministry projects, and fitness opportunities. Intercollegiate athletics include women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross country, and golf. In 2019, UST will add baseball and men’s and women’s tennis teams. The university is in an exploratory year to become a member of the NCAA Division III.

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