International Students

The university welcomes and encourages prospective international students to apply for admission.

International students are classified as students applying for admission to the University who will need to have or already possess a visa to enter the United States. Admission is competitive and requires:

Application and essay
Secondary school official records with very good to excellent scores
Proof of English proficiency
Additional items may be found at

Priority deadline for applications is January 15.

The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is the iBT total of 80 with subscores of 20 on speaking and writing. Information for testing can be found at Please see the University of St. Thomas international admissions website for additional acceptable testing formats.

In lieu of the TOEFL test or other English proficiency tests, students may attend any ELS Language Center and successfully complete ELS level 112 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students with a minimum ELS CGPA of 2.0-2.49 will be subject to secondary review by the international admissions committee. For more information about ELS, please see

The University of St. Thomas has international student scholarships available for students with outstanding merit. To qualify for consideration, students must submit complete University of St. Thomas international student admissions application.

For more information, or to arrange to visit, please contact:

International Admissions
University of St. Thomas
Mail 5017
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096.

1 (651) 962-6150