The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is affiliated with NCAA Division III, and thus its 13 members don't offer athletic scholarships. Despite that, MIAC teams consistently compete at high levels. Students who choose an MIAC school understand that athletics can still play a role in their education without dominating their educational experience. MIAC schools offer the chance to continue excelling at the sport(s) they love, but in a balanced environment, where education comes first.
MIAC schools have excellent career placement services and help graduates go on to fulfilling careers with many of the world's top companies. In addition, students excel in hundreds of career fields including education, law, medicine and public service. Within one year of their graduation, 93% of all Minnesota private college grads are either employed or in graduate schools.
The college you choose will profoundly shape your future. The ability to think critically and creatively, to communicate effectively, and adapt to a changing world are not automatic byproducts of a college degree. These abilities develop as a result of the quality of education you receive.
Simply put, the better your education, the better your opportunities.
As Minnesota's largest independent college or university, St. Thomas offers students a wide range of majors, degrees and opportunities.
The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic, comprehensive institution 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, St. Thomas connects its students to employment opportunities, cultural events and volunteer activities. Serving more than 5,000 undergraduate students, St. Thomas is a thriving academic community for the active mind... like yours.
Varsity sports at St. Thomas offer a winning combination -- conference, regional, and national athletic excellence, and outstanding academics.
St. Thomas has more than 700 student-athletes who compete on 10 men's and 10 women's varsity sports. Since the conference was founded in 1920, Tommie teams have won a conference-best 307 MIAC team championships -- 93 more than the next MIAC school. That doesn't include 26 of a possible 86 conference playoff championships UST has captured.
St. Thomas has also finished in the top 40 (out of 424 institutions) each year of the NCAA Division III Directors Cup all-sport standings.
St. Thomas has won a conference-best 11 NCAA team championships in six different sports, and has had top-five NCAA team finishes in 18 different sports, UST students have won 52 NCAA individual championships and received 54 CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
Top-flight coaching is also at the heart of St. Thomas athletics. St. Thomas had received Division III National Coach of the Year honors seven times in the last 20 years. Tommie coaches develop individual and team skills, offer advice and mentorship on and off the field, and stress a lifelong appreciation of the sport and competition in general
We invite you to complete our online form for future athletes. Your responses will be sent directly to our coaching staff who will then contact you directly.