About St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas is a comprehensive university that prepares students for the complexities of the contemporary world.

As Minnesota’s largest private university, with approx. 10,000 students from 50 states and 63 countries, St. Thomas has metropolitan campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Rome. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework in the liberal arts, and 60 graduate degree programs, including engineering, business and law. Broad offerings are paired with a low student-faculty ratio of 14 to one, allowing each student to enjoy personal attention from professors and opportunities to collaborate in student-faculty research.  In addition, faculty, not teaching assistants, teaches one hundred percent of classes.

The university’s partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and its 105,000 alumni connect students to internships – completed by nearly two-thirds of undergraduates. Ninety-five percent of students are employed or enrolled in graduate schools within nine months of graduation.

Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, students are taught to think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. Students contribute nearly 45,000 hours to nonprofits, and more than half of undergraduate students study abroad, expanding their perspectives inside and outside the classroom.

Campus life means getting involved. St. Thomas athletic teams have won at least one conference team championships in 22 of 23 sports in which it has fielded teams, won 14 NCAA team championships in eight sports, and have 84 recognized Academic All-Americans.   Students widely participate in academic and recreational clubs, and can live in learning communities with students who share their affinities. Known for a contagious school spirit, they cheer on their teams and proudly wear purple on “Tommie Tuesdays.”