Information & Visits

All correspondence and telephone calls concerning undergraduate admission should be directed to:

Office of Admissions
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue, Mail 5017
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105-1096.

Phone: (651) 962-6150 or (800) 328-6819 ext. 2-6150

e-mail: admissions@stthomas.edu

When writing, inquirers should be sure to include their full name, address with zip code and telephone number.

The Office of Admissions is located in 250 Murray-Herrick Campus Center (MHC). It is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on select Saturdays during the academic year. Admission counselors and scheduled tour times are available during those hours. Please contact the Office of Admissions for an appointment.

Admissions Policies

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equal educational opportunity. St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The university’s policy of nondiscrimination extends to all aspects of its operations, including but not limited to, employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and all other educational programs and activities.

The University of St. Thomas desires to provide an environment in which people of varied backgrounds can learn and grow through shared experiences. Therefore, we welcome all applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Admissions Standards

It is recommended that an applicant’s high school transcript include four units in English, four units in one foreign language, four units of mathematics (three units required), two units in natural sciences and two units in history or the social sciences.

Graduates of accredited high schools are admitted on the basis of their grade point average (GPA), academic rank in their graduating class (if applicable), college preparatory course selection, and their scores on one of the following: the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT).

The university’s SAT code number is 6110. The ACT code number is 2102.

Students with a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) should submit the GED, including scores, in addition to their high school transcript.

Application Procedures

Candidates for admission should complete the following steps.

  1. The official undergraduate application for admission is available at www.stthomas.edu and www.commonapp.edu.
  2. The admissions committee considers each student’s academic record, writing sample and recommendations, if applicable. Depending on the Admission Type to which you applied - Early Action or Regular Decision - applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and decisions announced at the respective notification date.
  3. Each accepted applicant should make a $200 confirming deposit to reserve a place in the class. This confirming deposit is refundable when requested in writing by May 1 prior to the fall semester of admission.
  4. Admitted students wishing to live in on-campus housing must also make a $200 housing deposit. The housing deposit will be refunded when requested in writing by May 1 prior to the fall semester of admission. Housing is granted on a space available basis and not guaranteed.
  5. Each confirmed student is required to provide a final high school transcript after graduation prior to the first day of class in the fall semester of admission.
  6. Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more credits each semester are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance coverage.

Students participating in NCAA athletics and international students have additional specific insurance requirements. Students are to provide their health insurance information via Murphy Online at: https://banner.stthomas.edu. Additionally, St. Thomas sponsors a health insurance plan that is available for any degree-seeking student to purchase. More information on the health insurance requirement and available insurance options can be found on the Student Health Insurance web site at:

http://www.stthomas.edu/healthservices/insurance

All students born after 1956 who are enrolled in a Minnesota public or private college or university are required by Minnesota law to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella. These immunizations must have been done within a certain time frame. Questions about this requirement and exemptions allowed for by the law should be addressed to Health Services. These immunizations are to be entered via Murphy Online at https://banner.stthomas.edu.