The University of St. Thomas’ Anderson Student Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
St. Thomas consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally by the Institute of International Education for percent of undergraduates studying abroad.
Undergraduate engineering and business programs at St. Thomas have been ranked favorably by U.S. News & World Report magazine, and high school guidance counselors also have ranked the university.
The University of St. Thomas appears on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 20 College and University list of the largest purchasers of green power.
At No. 20, St. Thomas is the only Minnesota college or university to make the list. The only other school in the five-state area on the list is the University of Wisconsin, at No. 12. Wisconsin purchases 69.8 million kWh of wind-generated electricity, or 15 percent of its total annual use. St. Thomas purchases 32.9 million kWh of wind-generated electricity, or 82 percent of its total annual use.
The University of St. Thomas has received five awards or other forms of recognition for its use of wind-generated energy, the energy-saving design of its new student center, and its recycling efforts.