St. Thomas Magazine_Spring 2022


St. Thomas joins 58 other institutions in the 2021-22 First-gen Forward cohort due to its strong commitment to assisting and cultivating successful experiences for first-generation college students. The Proud to Be F1RST committee offers advice, resources and peer events. The university, which has approximately 18% of its students identifying as the first in their families to go to college, received the First-gen Forward designation from the Center for First-generation Student Success.

Nationally Noticed. Additionally, U.S. News &World Report in 2021 ranked St. Thomas among the top 20 national Catholic universities and in the top third of all national universities (No. 136). St. Thomas was also ranked No. 67 on the Best Value list, placing it among the top 12 Catholic universities in the country in that category.



PRINCETON REVIEWVALUES OUR ENTREPRENEURSHIP St. Thomas is the only Minnesota school to make this year‘s Princeton

TOP 25 LAW SCHOOL The University of St. Thomas School of Law once again ranked among the top 25 law schools in the nation for scholarly impact, coming in at No. 23 on the list that ranks the top third of ABA-accredited law schools. St. Thomas Law tied with George Mason University, FordhamUniversity and Boston University. It is up fromNo. 39 in 2015, according to the report compiled by lawprofessor Gregory Sisk. The findings are based on themean and median of total law journal citations to tenured faculty scholarship over a five-year period. “Our scholarly culture shapes the student experience by bringing our students into the conversations at the center of legal reform,“ law school Dean Robert Vischer said.

Review list for top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. The university advanced 10 spots to No. 23 in the latest national rankings. The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship landed first among Catholic universities and colleges for students studying entrepreneurship.

“Our values-based, mission-driven approach is drawing students who want to make an impact on the world,“ Associate Dean Laura Dunham said. “[A]nd we are passionate about preparing the next generation for success.“ Undergraduate alumni of the past 10 years have started more than 150 companies, raising more than $73 million in funding.


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