Browse some of the frequently asked questions about life at the University of St. Thomas.
There are approximately 6,200 undergraduate students and 4,500 students in graduate programs.
The student body is approximately 50 percent men and 50 percent women.
Currently about 14 percent of undergraduate students attending St. Thomas are students of color.
62 percent of our students are from the Twin Cities area. That means there are more than 2,300 students from outside the metro and more than 1,000 of those come from across the country.
There are many events sponsored by the university such as movie nights, live music, game nights and speakers.
We are located just ten minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, where you can find professional sporting events, great shopping, restaurants, theater, music and various art venues. Many students take advantage of our free shuttle bus that picks them up at the arches in St. Paul and brings them to our campus in Minneapolis (which is connected to many venues by way of the skyway system).
No, students are not required to live on campus during their freshman year, but more than 90% of freshmen do.
We have seven: four women's and three men's - available to freshmen and sophomores.
Additionally, we have six non-traditional apartment buildings available to juniors and seniors that house men and women, separated by floors. More than 2,500 undergraduate students live on campus.
The Off-Campus Student Services office provides resources to commuter students, such as places to relax and rest, legal help when it comes time to sign your lease, options for off-campus housing and help searching for a roommate.
Freshmen who live on campus are not allowed to have surface-lot parking permits on campus, but may opt to participate in the Contract Parking lottery. Students with sophomore standing and above may apply for a surface permit. Freshmen commuter students are guaranteed a permit for commuter lots if they so choose.
St. Thomas is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood. UST prides itself on being a safe place for students, faculty and staff. There is a 24-hour Public Safety department; our residence halls are locked at all times and blue emergency lights found on many campuses are prevalent at UST. We also offer a free escort service. Students may request an officer escort to accompany them anywhere within six blocks of campus any time.