The Schoenecker Center is the university's new central home for STEAM education. This first-of-its-kind space brings together the arts, sciences, engineering and innovation in one integrated facility, fueling unique experiential and collaborative experiences.
Meet with an admissions counselor, tour campus or join us for an event. We have many ways to explore campus - both virtually and in-person.
St. Thomas is a Best Value in Education
When it comes to academic quality, U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Thomas a top value in Minnesota, and one of the best values in the nation.
Higher education with a higher calling
Educating morally responsible leaders who advance the common good.
With eight schools and colleges, St. Thomas offers a comprehensive university with undergraduate and graduate options.
Our two-year college, Dougherty Family College, is for students who want to obtain a four-year college degree. They receive financial, academic and professional support on the way to their goals.
All students can participate in Study Abroad, Research, and Internship opportunities, and access the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, which helps spread the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation across campus.
New Schoenecker Center
The Schoenecker Center where creativity, design, art, teamwork, imagination, and ideas meet. This innovative space encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, making the St. Thomas graduate an asset to MN (and beyond).
Collaborative Learning School
Starting in Fall 2023, the School of Education will partner with Saint Paul Public Schools’ Maxfield Elementary to form a Collaborative Learning School. Through an embedded classroom and year-long placements, this immersive experience will remove the gap between classroom learning and working in the field.
Racial Justice Initiative
The Racial Justice Initiative, led by Dr. Yohuru Williams, facilitates research, explores opportunities for community engagement, and sponsors critical conversations focused on history, race, and obstacles to progress, with a strong focus on the external community.
Introducing President Rob Vischer
The Board of Trustees unanimously chose Rob Vischer as the 16th President of St. Thomas, following a nationwide search.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.
Visit Our Campuses
With one campus along the Mississippi River in St. Paul, a second campus in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, and a third campus in Rome, St. Thomas offers an urban experience with lots of greenery thrown in. But you can't believe everything you read on the internet. So come to campus and see it all for yourself.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At St. Thomas we believe diversity, equity and inclusion are indispensable to academic excellence and the holistic development of our students. Our university community includes and welcomes ALL people.
News from St. Thomas
During J-Term, 11 University of St. Thomas students, accompanied by Manuela Hill-Muñoz, director of social justice and changemaking, and history professor Dr. Kari Zimmerman volunteered for 10 days at the Humanitarian Respite Center (HRC) in McAllen, Texas. They supported the center in its efforts to provide recent immigrants to the U.S. with a safe place… The post St. Thomas Students Witness Challenges and Hope During Immigration Immersion Trip appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
February 22, 2024
Professor Salvatore Pane, an associate professor for the College of Arts and Sciences, co-authored a new textbook from Bloomsbury Publishing. The book is titled Story Mode: The Creative Writer’s Guide to Narrative Video Game Design. Pane teaches English as well as American Culture and Difference. About the book: Against the backdrop of a hyper-competitive AAA industry… The post College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Member Co-Authors Textbook on Narrative Video Game Design appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
February 21, 2024
Shayla Michelle Reaves took a chance 20 years ago and entered a written expression competition. Then a college student in the Chicago area, the now WCCO news anchor performed her original piece Echo in the Distance. Now her spoken words are written in an illustrated children’s book that she’ll discuss at the School of Education’s… The post Children’s Book Authors to Share Journey at Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference at St. Thomas appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
February 20, 2024
Johnny Tauer, head coach of the University of St. Thomas men’s basketball team, recently spoke with the Pioneer Press about St. Thomas’ 83-80 win over the University of South Dakota Coyotes. From the story: The Coyotes had seven players connect from long range as they took a 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime.… The post In the News: Johnny Tauer on Tommie Men’s Basketball Win Over South Dakota appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
February 20, 2024
Tyler Schipper, economics professor at the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences, recently spoke with the Star Tribune about slowing inflation rates and the importance of grocery prices as a metric for Minnesota families. From the story: Grocery prices in the Twin Cities may have hit a tipping point and are now… The post In the News: Tyler Schipper on Grocery Prices Dropping in the Twin Cities appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.