EVERYBODY HAS A STORY.
WHAT WILL YOURS BE?
LIBERAL ARTS + PRACTICAL APPLICATION......PG10
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.....PG18
LIVING ON CAMPUS................PG20
ADMISSIONS & AID.................PG40
FLIP THROUGH OR JUMP TO THE SITE.
-Brenda Cabral Limon '23, digital media arts major
CONSIDER US YOUR CATAPULT
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.
At St. Thomas, we develop students to be morally responsible leaders, preparing them for active work towards a more just and civil society. We believe that the answers to
the world’s complex problems live within people who have yet to discover all they can accomplish.
TOP 20 RANKED NATIONAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
A college degree isn’t just a piece of paper. It’s your ticket that opens the door towards your future; and those doors will swing wide open when you’re a student here, giving you the opportunity to go out into the world and improve it.
OUR ALUMNI NETWORK IS
115,000+ TOMMIES STRONG
48 ST. THOMAS IS HOME TO STUDENTS FROM 78 STATES AND COUNTRIES
6,000 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
-E lisha Phillip '18, music major
97% OF TOMMIES ARE EMPLOYED OR IN GRADUATE SCHOOL WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION
97% OF FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS RECEIVE A ST. THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP
150 + MAJORS AND MINORS TO CHOOSE FROM
LIBERAL ARTS + PRACTICAL APPLICATION
Tommies get more than a diploma to frame At the heart of the heart of St. Thomas you will find an education with a strong liberal arts core. Regardless of your studies and interests, you will transform from a student to an engaged member of society and more. You will become a morally responsible leader who has the practical skills and internship experience that matters to employers because we are focused on the educational development of the entire student, for your entire future. Through the core curriculum as well as class projects, internships and other practical application opportunities, you will be prepared to make a positive impact in a career, grad school or wherever you go.
-Jasmine Somado '22, political science major
OUR PROFESSORS KNOW INCREDIBLE THINGS, LIKE YOUR NAME.
Our classes are small, so you can think big . With an average class size of 19 students, you’ll have plenty of contact with your professors. They won’t just teach you, they’ll mentor you. In fact, that’s one reason professors choose St. Thomas. They want to work at a university where investing in students is valued as much as getting published.
100% OF CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY FACULTY (not teaching assistants)
-Geography professor Paul Lorah Chioma Uwagwu '20 Hannah Smith '21
GET GRADUATE-LEVEL EXPERIENCE AS AN UNDERGRAD
FIND MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES. MINOR ONES TOO.
NATIONALLY RANKED IN BUSINESS, ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE*
NEW NURSING MAJOR
*U.S. News & World Report
Political Science Psychology Public Health Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Strategic and Business Communication Strategic Communication Theology Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS • Pre-Chiropractic • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Law • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Occupational Therapy
Actuarial Science Art History Biochemistry Biology
º Civil Engineering º Computer Engineering º Electrical Engineering º Mechanical Engineering English English – Creative Writing English – Professional Writing Environmental Science Environmental Studies Exercise Science Family Studies Film Studies French Geographic Information Systems Geography Geology German Health Promotion and Wellness History International Studies Journalism Justice and Peace Studies Mathematics Music
Biology of Global Health Business Administration º Accounting º Business Analytics º Business Communication º Entrepreneurship º Financial Management
º General Business Management º Human Resource Management
º International Business º Law and Compliance º Leadership and Management º Marketing Management º Operations and Supply Chain Management º Real Estate Studies Catholic Studies Chemistry Classics º Culture º Language Communication Studies Computer Science Criminal Justice Data Analytics Digital Media Arts
• Pre-Optometry • Pre-Pharmacy
• Pre-Physical Therapy • Pre-Physician Assistant • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Music Business Music Education
º Instrumental (K-12) º Vocal (K-12)
150 + MAJORS AND MINORS TO CHOOSE FROM
Music Performance Neuroscience Nursing Philosophy Physics
º Elementary Education º Secondary Education
Other programs include: Air Force ROTC, elementary teacher licensure, secondary teacher licensure, social work licensure and school social work licensure. link.stthomas.edu/majorsandminors
Mayo School of Health Sciences
Dow Jones & Co.
California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
Feed My Starving Children
Johns Hopkins University
Tommies are CEOs, scientists, humanitarians, diplomats, authors, teachers, surgeons, nonprofit leaders, engineers, attorneys, researchers and lots and lots and lots of other things. A different education creates a different graduate Tommies graduate with a liberal arts foundation and loads of real-life readiness to become global citizens. Students who earn their degree here are ready to lead teams, communicate effectively and successfully influence others — in the workplace or in graduate school.
97% OF TOMMIES ARE EMPLOYED OR IN GRADUATE SCHOOL WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION
Minnesota Zoo University of Oxford
Ernst & Young
Teach for America
$50,000 NEARLY HALF OF OUR GRADUATES MAKE
OR MORE IN THEIR FIRST YEAR AFTER COLLEGE
ONE BODY. ONE MIND.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
ONE SPIRIT. ONE YOU.
We know the importance of providing care for the health and well-being of students – helping with success in and outside the classroom. With our Center for Well-Being, we provide a holistic, integrated approach to the health and well-being of students. Student health, counseling services and health promotion are all under one roof. The Center for Well-Being team hosts a number of events related to increasing overall mental well- being, decreasing stress and fostering resilience. We provide students with opportunities to explore personal character strengths and apply them to their day-to-day lives.
Students live on campus in their first and second years as part of our two-year residency
requirement * *Students may request an exception by reaching out to their admissions counselor
-Tejesh Bhimavarapu ‘21, computer science major
LIVING ON CAMPUS
Living and learning in community This campus wasn’t just built for sleeping, showering and studying. It’s a community. With our Living Learning Communities (LLCs), you can live and learn with classmates. As a student, you will participate in a two-year residential campus experience, providing the opportunity to extend the experience of living and learning in community. Your LLC is a catalyst for meaningful connections with other students, staff and faculty who will be with you and support you on your journey. Upon arrival, you’ll step into a vibrant environment full of student clubs, regular trivia nights, fitness facilities and even a bowling alley.
LIVING ON CAMPUS
TOTALLY DELICIOUS FOOD IN A TOTALLY DELICIOUS SETTING
When you’re living on campus, you’ll always find something to do, good food and great people everywhere you go. First-year students live in one of four new or newly renovated halls, and second-year students have additional options including apartment-style units on campus.
Where you eat is a crucial part of where you live, so not only do our first-year students get to live in new residence halls, they also get to eat in our new dining hall. First-year students will use an unlimited meal plan at all our residential dining locations (eat what you want, when you want, as much as you’d like!). If you have food allergies or other specific dietary needs, don’t worry, we have you covered! You'll find fresh, nutritious food while supporting sustainable, socially responsible business practices.
NEW AND RENOVATED RESIDENCE HALLS
TOMMIE NORTH NEW IN 2020
DIVERSITY / EQUITY / INCLUSION
DON' T JUST THINK DIFFERENT. BE THE DIFFERENCE.
The University of St. Thomas seeks to be a university characterized by radical hospitality and a shared sense of belonging. All are welcome as we work to achieve social justice and dismantle inequities of all forms. We respect and value every person in our community and encourage everyone to embrace our welcoming spirit. We begin with anti-bias training for all faculty, students and staff. But we don’t stop there. We have the heart, grit and resources (including our Intercultural Center) to make our campus, and world, better for everyone. As a Catholic university, we have a special responsibility to create a culture that upholds our values. For those committed to decency, love and respect, we invite you to join us — and help make a difference in this world, together.
WOMEN'S CLUB SPORTS LACROSSE, ROWING, SAILING, SOCCER, TENNIS, VOLLEYBALL
MEN'S CLUB SPORTS BASEBALL, HOCKEY, LACROSSE, ROWING, RUGBY, SAILING, SOCCER, TENNIS, ULTIMATE, VOLLEYBALL
INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL, FLAG FOOTBALL, FUTSAL, SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL
INTRAMURAL SPORTS & STUDENT CLUBS
THERE'S MORE TO COLLEGE LIFE THAN JUST STUDYING
Break a sweat and build relationships When it comes to student clubs and intramural sports, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Join
Campus Outreach, Women in Business, Black Empowerment Student Alliance, Computer Science Club or Sustainability Club. To stay active in a favorite sport, register for futbol or try out for crew or lacrosse. Clubs and intramural sports offer a great way to meet and learn from people different than you, while sharing an experience. Get creative and connect across campus. Convo Hour extends the lunch hour twice a week so you can immerse yourself in student clubs and organizations, community volunteering and wellness activities.
140 + STUDENT CLUBS AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS
At St. Thomas, we’re committed to honoring the planet every day. Every year since 2018, our accomplishments have been recognized by the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. This means that our sustainability work here receives a gold STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and three Marks of Distinction from the Climate Leadership Network — and we’re just getting started. We’re currently in the process of becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2035. Want to do more? Live in our Sustainability Living Learning Community for first-year students, promote green agriculture by getting involved in our Stewardship Garden or visit our Pollinator Path to learn how you can protect declining pollinator populations. Collecting organics for compost and special recycling stations for plastic bags, batteries, ink toner cartridges and electronics are part of our efforts to reduce campus waste by 80% by 2030. Taking it to the streets, we’re promoting green transportation by riding dockless scooters, biking and using Metro Transit.
ATHLET I CS
It’s our time to ROAR!
Tommies play hard Athletics events and game day traditions are shared with all Tommies as a great way to meet new friends and unite across majors, classes and residence halls. With our recent premiere into the D-I sports scene, we’ll need the full passion of the St. Thomas community to be loud, clear and heard across the country. Join us. Women’s Sports : Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Hockey • Soccer • Softball • Swimming and Diving • Tennis • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor) • Volleyball Men’s Sports: Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Golf • Hockey • Soccer • Swimming and Diving • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
100+ ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN STUDENT-ATHLETES
WE’RE MAKING HISTORY TOMMIES ARE FIRST IN NCAA MODERN ERA TO RECLASSIFY DIRECTLY FROM D-III TO D-I ATHLETICS
• Summit League • Pioneer Football League • Western Collegiate Hockey Association (women's) • Central Collegiate Hockey Association (men's)
ST. PAUL / MINNEAPOLIS
SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING
You never know until you go The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis double your options, with two vibrant downtowns and the best parks of any cities in America. If you’re looking for an urban experience with entertainment, dining, shopping and arts venues, we’ve got it. If you love nature and the outdoors, we’ve got that, too. Our St. Paul campus borders the Mississippi River and miles of trails connect you to Minneapolis’ famous Chain of Lakes.
WANT TO SAVE SOME MOOLA? MANY LOCAL BUSINESSES, RESTAURANTS AND ORGANIZATIONS OFFER TOMMIE STUDENT DISCOUNTS
-Holton Sailer ‘20, Trolltunga, Norway
BEFORE YOU TAKE ON THE WORLD,
100+ PROGRAMS IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES
-Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
-Sarah Shadle ’20, Turks and Caicos Islands
-Carlos McMerty, Brummer ’21, Santiago, Chile
YOU MIGHT WANT TO SEE IT FIRST.
Rome Empower Program, Colosseum, Italy
-Chioma Uwagwu ’20, Havana, Cuba
London Business Semester, Inns Court, United Kingdom
Go, Tommies! The world is waiting. Study abroad is huge at St. Thomas (we even have our own campus in Rome). And there are so many ways to go global from here: semester or academic year programs, summer opportunities and the always-popular J-Term (January Term). You might study social entrepreneurship in India, the legacy of colonialism on indigenous culture in New Zealand, AIDS and apartheid in South Africa, neuroecology in the Bahamas, the emerging markets in Argentina and Brazil, or organic chemistry in Rome. You’ll also immerse yourself in local culture and customs, meet new friends and, of course, have plenty of fun along the way.
“As a Catholic university, St. Thomas works to create an atmosphere where the faith lives of all of our students can be explored and deepened.”
– FATHER CHRISTOPHER COLLINS, VICE PRESIDENT, OFFICE FOR MISSION
St. Thomas was founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition — a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. We believe that moral responsibility produces great leaders and, time and time again, our students and alumni prove us right through their life-changing work. Many St. Thomas students are Catholic. However, you’ll be in community with Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Protestants, agnostics, atheists and people who are in the process of discovering a faith. We believe these differences make our university whole and every one of our students has the opportunity to get a great education that includes spiritual discovery.
FA I TH
While on their journey, we support each individual with Catholic priests and other professional spiritual leaders on campus — our pastoral team includes a Jewish rabbi, a Protestant minister and a Muslim faith leader. We encourage and facilitate intellectual discussion and are dedicated to creating more opportunities for interfaith dialogue. We’re thinkers, believers and dreamers. We’re Tommies, united by the power of our convictions for everyone — for the common good.
OPENING IN SPRING 2024
BREAKING NEW GROUND,
Full steam ahead The new Schoenecker Center facilitates collaboration between STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) departments that would otherwise rarely – if ever – interact. As a student, you will get to experience these brand new, state-of-the-art facilities that are built for an inclusive approach to your education. It’s a space where you can show off your science skills and your passion for poetry. Your coding ability and musical talents. It's not just about thriving in one area of study; it's about working in a space that welcomes excellence in multiple fields.
SO YOU CAN STAND OUT.
ADMISSIONS / FINANCIAL AID
YOU’RE THE ROCKET SHIP. THIS IS YOUR LAUNCHPAD .
$20,000- $33,000 A NNUAL MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP (FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2022)
Our commitment If you dream of becoming a Tommie, we want you to be part of our community and will do all we can to help you make it happen. When it comes to academic quality, U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Thomas the top value in Minnesota, and one of the best values in the nation.
97% OF STUDENTS RECEIVE ST. THOMAS SCHOLARSHIPS
In addition to providing an extraordinary education, we also make it financially attainable. All first-time, first-year students admitted to the University of St. Thomas are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. We also encourage students to apply for financial aid to be considered for need-based aid.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKS ST. THOMAS THE TOP VALUE IN MINNESOTA (AND ONE OF THE BEST VALUES IN THE NATION)
ADMISSIONS / SCHOLARSHIPS
WE'RE HERE TO HELP! We’ll be happy to go over the numbers with you and discuss how to make St. Thomas work for you. link.stthomas.edu/undergrad TUITION BREAKDOWN Tuition........................................................................... $48,930 Fees. ................................................................................ $1,436 Room (average housing rate):................................... $7,912 Unlimited meal plan:................................................... $4,800 Grand total = $63,078*
$21,000 AVERAGE COST OF TUITION AFTER MERIT AID (FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2021)
*Estimated 2022-23 direct cost (average before financial aid)
Middle 50 percent ACT ............................................... 24-29 Middle 50 percent SAT....................................... 1130-1340 Middle 50 percent high school GPA....................... 3.3-3.9 FIRST-YEAR STUDENT PROFILE (2022-23) APPLICATION TIMELINES Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action and Regular Decision. Both options are completely free and nonbinding, so you don’t have to commit until May 1. Early action • Application deadline: Nov. 1 • Admission decision: By Dec. 15 • St. Thomas scholarship notification: By Dec. 15 • Deposit due: By May 1 Regular decision • Application deadline: Jan. 15 • Admission decision: By Feb. 15 • St. Thomas scholarship notification: By Feb. 15 • Deposit due: By May 1
USE OUR NET PRICE CALCULATOR TO CREATE AN ESTIMATE SPECIFIC TO YOUR SITUATION link.stthomas.edu/netprice
TEST OPTIONAL We recognize that ACT or SAT
test scores are not always the best predictor of academic success. So, we’ve adopted a test-optional admissions policy. Students choose whether to submit a standardized test score as part of their application to St. Thomas (more than half of our class applies without a test score).
LOTS OF ON-CAMPUS JOBS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS
FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS GHR Fellows Program This leadership program for incoming business majors includes full tuition and required fees for four years, plus study abroad, coaching and networking opportunities. Students with a
strong aptitude for social innovation that improves lives, this is for you. Schulze Innovation Scholarship Creative, inventive students planning to pursue a business degree with an entrepreneurship concentration are eligible to compete for this scholarship that includes full tuition for four years, paid internships and networking opportunities. Science, Mathematics and Engineering Scholarship Students planning to major in science, mathematics and/or engineering are eligible to compete for full- and partial-tuition scholarships.
$150 MILLION ST. THOMAS AWARDED MORE THAN $150 MILLION IN FINANCIAL AID THIS YEAR
The Dease Scholarship Program Underrepresented domestic first-generation students who attend a Twin Cities public/charter school or MN Catholic high school are eligible to apply for these full-tuition scholarships. MAJOR-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS There are many competitive academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $10,000/per year that are available for students majoring in specific areas, such as: • BUSINESS • CATHOLIC STUDIES • COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND EMERGING MEDIA • ENGINEERING • ENTREPRENEURSHIP • MATHEMATICS • MUSIC • SCIENCE– INCLUDING ACTUARIAL SCIENCE, BIOLOGY, COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, NEUROSCIENCE AND MORE
NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS Ciresi Walburn Leadership Fellows Cohort program designed to address barriers to success facing Black male students with high financial need, with a preference for first-generation college students. Program includes $50,000 over four years plus mentorship and other supports. Frey Legacy Scholarship Up to $4,000 per year for up to four years awarded to underrepresented domestic students with high financial need who are the first in their family to attend college. Room and Board Grants Donor-funded grants ranging from $4,500-$12,700 annually for two years.
$2,600 AVERAGE COST OF
TUITION AND FEES FOR STUDENTS ENTERING IN FALL 2021 WHOSE FAMILY
HAVE AN ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME OF UNDER $50,000
Visit for application procedures and deadlines. link.stthomas.edu/scholarships
SEEING IS BELIEVING WE OFFER ON-CAMPUS AND VIRTUAL VISIT OPTIONS THAT ALLOW YOU TO EXPERIENCE CAMPUS AND SEE WHAT BEING A TOMMIE IS ALL ABOUT. Campus Visit Dive into the details. Available to all high school students, a campus visit is all about what you are interested in! Meet with an admissions counselor to learn about the admissions and financial aid process, sit down with professors to hear about your area of interest, tour the St. Paul campus and have lunch on us. We will create a personalized itinerary just for you. Available in person or virtually. Information Session Offered in person on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon, these visits consist of a 30-minute presentation followed by a St. Paul campus tour. Available to high school students of any age, information sessions are the perfect first look if you are just starting the process.
Saturday Visit We offer information sessions and St. Paul campus tours on select Saturday mornings during the academic year. Admissions Events We offer on-campus and virtual events for students at all stages of the admissions process.
TIME TO FLY IN
COMING FROM FAR AWAY? OUR FLY-IN PROGRAM WILL HELP COVER A PORTION OF TRAVEL EXPENSES. TEXT FLYIN TO 462878 FOR PROGRAM DETAILS
READY TO SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT? WE’RE HERE TO HELP. CALL OR FIND US ONLINE.
TAKE THE VIRUAL TOUR AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF ST. THOMAS. EXPLORE ST. THOMAS APP.
GET SOCIAL WITH US
Office of Admissions Mail 5017 2115 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
The University of St. Thomas occupies the ancestral and current homelands of the Dakota people, Mni Sota Makoce. We also recognize the Ojibwe and Ho-Chunk whose lands were colonized by the United States and are currently occupied by the State of Minnesota. To read the full land acknowledgement statement, visit: stthomas.edu/about/land-acknowledgment The University of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity educator and employer. St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate, in any of its programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. stthomas.edu/eostatement The University of St. Thomas is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.
All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.
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