I want to study abroad. How does my financial aid work?
Financial aid can be used to pay for most study abroad costs. We encourage students to meet with their financial aid counselor to determine program costs and financial responsibilities.
What is the male to female ratio?
Currently, the student body is comprised of 49 percent men and 51 percent women.
What resources are available for commuting students?
We have an entire center dedicated to commuter students! The Off Campus Student Services office does a fabulous job at providing resources to commuter students from a place to relax and rest to legal help when it comes time to sign your lease. Check them out online. The website also displays off-campus housing availabilities and roommate seeking information.
Do students have to live on campus?
No, students are not required to live on campus during their freshman year, but more than 90% of freshmen do.
What do students do on the weekends?
There are many events sponsored by the university each weekday and weekend such as movie nights in the auditorium, concerts, dances, games and speakers. Because we are located just ten minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, professional sporting events, great shopping, restaurants and various art venues are a short bus ride away. Many students take advantage of the free shuttle that picks students up at the arches in St. Paul and brings them to our campus in Minneapolis (which is connected to many Minneapolis venues by way of the skyway system). There is always something to do!
How big is St. Thomas?
St. Thomas is the largest private institution in Minnesota. Our undergraduate population is about 6,200 and our graduate population is about 4,500.
What is the percentage of students of color?
Currently about 14 percent of undergraduate students attending St. Thomas are students of color.
How many students are from the Twin Cities?
62 percent of our students are from the Twin Cities area. That means there are over 2,300 students from outside the metro and more than 1,000 of those come from 48 other states.
How safe is the campus? Is there a lot of crime?
St. Thomas is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood. UST prides itself on being a safe place for its students, faculty and staff. There is a 24-hour Public Safety department; our residence halls are locked at all times and blue emergency lights found on many campuses are prevalent at UST. We also offer a free escort service. Students can request an officer escort anywhere within six blocks of campus at any time.
Is this a suitcase college?
Definitely not. Many students who are from the area do not go home every weekend since there are so many things going on throughout campus and in the surrounding neighborhood. There are many events sponsored by the university each week such as movie nights in the auditorium, concerts, dances, games and speakers. Many students take the free shuttle bus to the downtown Minneapolis campus to take advantage of great shopping, restaurants and sporting and cultural events.
How many students attend St. Thomas?
There are about 6,200 undergraduate students attending St. Thomas.
There are an additional 4,500 students who attend one of the 49 St. Thomas graduate programs.
What are your sports like at St. Thomas?
We are a NCAA Division III school in a competitive conference in the state, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Most UST teams compete for the conference title every year, and many are ranked nationally. All students are welcome to try out for our athletic teams. We also have a number of club and intramural sports on campus in which students can participate.To get more information, visit www.tommiesports.com
Can I have a car on campus?
Freshmen who live on campus are not allowed to have surface-lot parking permits on campus, but may opt to participate in the Contract Parking lottery
. Students with sophomore standing and above may apply for a surface permit. Freshmen commuter students are guaranteed a permit for commuter lots if they so choose.
Are your residence halls co-ed?
No. We have seven traditional residence halls - four women's and three men's - available to freshmen and sophomores.
Additionally, we have six non-traditional apartment buildings available to juniors and seniors that house men and women, separated by floors.
More than 2,500 undergraduate students live on campus.