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Rank: 195

University of St Thomas

Saint Paul, MNwww.stthomas.edu
With about 10,000 students, the University of St. Thomas is the largest private university in Minnesota. Its various academic divisions include arts and sciences, education and counseling, business, engineering, and social work, as well as a law school and a divinity school. Undergrads can pick from more than 90 majors and 60 minors; graduate selections include 60 degrees in about a dozen subject areas including counseling psychology, education, theology, and a dual J.D./MBA. The main campus in St. Paul borders the Mississippi Gorge Regional Park; another campus in Minneapolis houses business, law, education and psychology schools. (A third campus in Rome hosts some of the school's study-abroad classes.) St. Thomas' divinity school prepares seminarians for the priesthood, but students can also earn graduate degrees to prepare for lay minister careers. The university offers a mix of professional ed programs in business, education, engineering, and software development. St. Thomas students can take courses at four other private colleges in the Twin Cities. But the Minneapolis/St. Paul area isn't just for studying -- the cities also offer an abundance of cultural and recreational activities, including a fine selection of winter activities, highlighted by St. Paul's popular Winter Carnival. On campus, students can take advantage of a slew of athletic opportunities: 20 varsity sports and a host of club teams, such as ultimate frisbee and crew. Less sporty students can choose from dozens of student organizations, from pragmatic groups like the Business Law Club to quirky ones like the Anime Society.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$56,000
% of students who get any grants
92%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$33,100
Average price for low-income students
$20,900
admissions
Acceptance rate
83%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1170/27
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
6,424
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
84%
% of students who get merit* grants
11%
Average merit grant
$17,372
student success
Graduation rate
76%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$26,000
Average salary within 3 years
$53,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
45%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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