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
When the Emmys online magazine interviewed Dr. Yohuru Williams, the founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, it referenced how the historian is a “go-to expert on the History Channel series ‘The Food That Built America.’” The fifth season of the docuseries, which premiered Feb. 25, explores… The post In the News: Dr. Yohuru Williams Discusses Food, TV and Culture appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
February 28, 2024
Publishing executive Steve Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, spoke to a packed crowd Feb. 19 at the University of St. Thomas St. Paul campus on a range of topics, from entrepreneurship and capitalism to energy and the tax code. “Today’s rarities become tomorrow’s commodities; the greatest example is the automobile,” Forbes said.… The post Entrepreneur Steve Forbes Speaks on Campus appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
February 28, 2024
Manjeet Rege, professor of software engineering and data science at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering, recently participated in a panel discussion on the topic of artificial intelligence with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. From the discussion: How is AI influencing the landscape of business and technology fields? Manjeet Rege: AI has been around… The post In the News: Manjeet Rege Featured in Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
February 28, 2024
Ella Boerger, University of St. Thomas student and member of the women’s hockey team, recently submitted an op-ed to the Star Tribune on the importance of supporting women’s professional hockey in Minnesota. From the article: In order to pass the sport to the next generation, I invite parents to take their son or daughter to… The post In the News: Tommie Student-Athlete Ella Boerger on Supporting Women’s Professional Hockey appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
February 27, 2024
Buffy Smith, dean of the University of St. Thomas Dougherty Family College (DFC), recently spoke with WCCO Radio about how DFC helps make a college degree more attainable for underrepresented students and their families. From the story: Dr. Buffy Smith, dean of Dougherty Family College, has been trying to get the word out about the… The post In the News: Buffy Smith on Improving Access to Higher Education for Underrepresented Communities appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.