University description (as per official university website)
The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, comprehensive university that fosters a tradition of service to the public and an energetic, thoughtful approach to the challenges of contemporary life.
Located in Minnesota's vibrant Twin Cities area, St. Thomas offers its students a wide range of employment opportunities, cultural events and volunteer activities. We are a campus connected to community to meet the challenges of today.
Serving more than 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students, St. Thomas is a thriving academic community for the active mind ... like yours.
The University of St. Thomas, founded in 1885 by Archbishop John Ireland, is a Catholic, independent, liberal arts, archdiocesan university that emphasizes values-centered, career-oriented education.
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St. Thomas has been coeducational at the undergraduate level since 1977 and welcomes students of all ages and nationalities and from all religious, racial, ethnic and financial backgrounds.
Overall, 51 percent of students are women (50 percent at undergraduate level and 52 percent at graduate level).
Overall, about 10 percent are U.S. students of color (10.4 percent at undergraduate level and 10.1 percent at graduate level).
Overall, 5 percent are international students (1 percent at undergraduate level and 5 percent at graduate level).
Overall, 44 percent of students who report their religion are Roman Catholic (53 percent at undergraduate level and 33 percent at graduate level).
St. Thomas is governed by a 38-member board of trustees. The university is not owned or governed by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, but the ex-officio chairman of the university's board is Archbishop Harry Flynn. He became chairman in 1995.
St. Thomas is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, a consortium of five private liberal arts colleges. Other members are Augsburg, St. Catherine, Hamline and Macalester.
U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" survey in 2005 placed St. Thomas in the national universities-doctoral category where it was listed in the third of four tiers. Prior to 2001, St. Thomas was ranked in the magazine's regional universities category, where St. Thomas placed in the top 10 of 125 Midwest colleges and universities.
Undergraduate Financial Aid
A site to assist prospective and currently enrolled undergraduate students with financial aid information and resources to finance a St. Thomas education.
Graduate Financial Aid
A site to assist prospective and currently enrolled graduate, law and professional students with financial aid information and resources to finance advanced education at St. Thomas.