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Dr. Julie Sullivan (2013- )


In 1885 in St. Paul, Minn., by Archbishop John Ireland.


Liberal arts, comprehensive regional university

Enrollment (fall 2014):

10,229 total: 6,234 undergraduate and 3,995 graduate students


Since 1977. Total enrollment: 51 percent men and 49 percent women. Undergraduate enrollment: 53 percent men and 47 percent women.

Students of color:

14 percent of undergraduates and 17 percent of the graduate student population.

International students :

489 international students (205 undergraduates and 284 graduate students from 65 countries


$37,264 (undergraduate 2015-16); Tuition for graduate and professional programs is charged on a per credit basis and varies based on selected program of study

Room and meals:

$9,420 is average (2015-16)

Financial aid:

Received by more than 90 percent of first-year students. Financial aid for graduate study also is available.

Student-faculty ratio:


Average class size:

21 (undergraduate) and 19 (graduate)


St. Thomas competes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and NCAA Division III, and offers 11 men's and 11 women's varsity teams, additional club and intramural sports. Football head coach Glenn Caruso and former basketball head coach Steve Fritz both were named the Division III coach of the year for their respective sports for their 2011 seasons, and Caruso was given the honor again for 2012.

U.S. News and World Report rank:

St. Thomas ranks 113 among 280 schools in the National Universities category of the 2014 "America's Best Colleges" survey.

Undergraduate degrees and majors:

Students may choose from more than 90 majors and 60 minors in a variety of degrees including bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering or a bachelor of science in electrical engineering.

Graduate degrees:

More than 60 graduate degrees in a dozen subject areas.

Academic divisions:

Seven academic divisions: College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling - Education (bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctorate) and Professional Psychology (master's and doctorate); College of Arts and Sciences (bachelor's and master's); Opus College of Business (bachelor's and master's); School of Engineering (bachelor's and master's); Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity (master's); School of Law (juris doctor); School of Social Work (bachelor's and master's)


The 78-acre St. Paul campus consists of the original 45-acre campus (1885), five acres of adjacent properties and 28 acres of the Saint Paul Seminary campus  that was transferred in a 1987 affiliation between St. Thomas and the seminary. The Minneapolis campus covers about three city blocks, and was opened in 1992. The Bernardi Campus (2000), in Rome, Italy, is a 20,000-sq.-ft. building which hosts study abroad programs.

Off-campus class sites:

Our school of education has various locations outside the Twin Cities and include Bloomington, Maple Grove and Rochester, all in Minnesota.

Study abroad programs:

More than half of St. Thomas students study abroad before graduation. We offer more than 200 options for semester/year programs and more than 50 for J-term. Programs are available in more than 50 countries.


The St. Thomas libraries (including the law library) contain 730,000 volumes, 95,000 electronic books, 40,000 electronic and print journals and 230 electronic databases, in addition to many services available to online users.

Annual budget:

$203.8 million

Invested funds and Endowment:

Invested funds as of June 30, 2012: $463,919,236

Endowment funds as of June 30, 2012: $407,097,217 (includes outstanding pledges)

Value of physical plant:

Approximately $779 million


1,920 total: 454 full-time faculty; 425 part-time faculty; 1,041 staff

Relative size:

Minnesota's largest independent college or university


The University of St. Thomas is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Many of our professional programs are accredited by their professional accreditation bodies. See individual programs for full information.

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