University of St Thomas

University of St Thomas

Houston, TX, USA

The University of St. Thomas is a 4-year private institution and the only Catholic university in Houston. St. Thomas confers undergraduate degrees in over 35 academic majors and the university has been designated an Hispanic-serving institution. As a Catholic university, UST celebrates mass seven days per week in the Chapel of St. Basil. During the school year, several UST students land internships with the Texas Medical Center which is located a short distance from campus.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT is not checked
ACT is not checked
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.December 1
Fall Regular DecisionAugust 15June 1

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
Average SAT Composite: 1150


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Student Organizations
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is not checked
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked


Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman


Divisional Sports Nickname
School Colors
red and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

6 mos. after graduation
Average Salary
6 years after graduation

What Students Are Saying

The best University in the city of Houston. The spirituality is evident on campus. All of the students are satisfied with their college choice.
It is a school with a genuine interest in the students' overall growth with a focus on liberal arts aiming to make every student his/her own teacher for life, and has a super well rounded basics structure. There is always a source of help for any question or problem easily accessible on campus with an actual person to individually assist you for your particular situation. It is a campus with a grand international community which encourages diversity, leadership, community service in every student with active professionals and Doctorates in every classroom to teach.
Juliette from Houston, TX
This school is a catholic school and brings students closer to their faith while keeping a small community on campus. Their objective is to help students exceed in school and provide an easy learning environment with great professors. The campus is beautiful, and the area its in has everything you need within walking distance.
Simberly from Houston, TX
I would give University of St. Thomas a perfect ten!
After visiting several colleges, I felt this university was the perfect fit for my personality.
The campus feels like home and is very welcoming along with great people!
Nicholas from Katy, TX
St. Thomas is a great Catholic school that offers great academic and variety of degrees. There are many clubs of all types and staff are very caring and are willing to help you. This school is small but full of activities and lots of friendships.
At the University of St. Thomas one has the opportunity to not only excel in one's role as a student, but also explore one's other roles, so be it daughter, friend, sister, or brother. One learns to discover personal strengths and values. An education fostered by UST guarantees a productive and happy future.
Lily from Houston, TX
This university has a very welcoming faculty and staff and fantastic students. The professors are all very personable and are easy to connect with in such small class sizes. The campus is small, yet located in a big city with a lot to do.
Alexandra from Houston, TX
University of St. Thomas is a great school for those who like small classes and one on one attention from professors. It provides many resources and networking opportunities for students that many other colleges do not provide. University of St. Thomas provides a superb academic environment as well as a rich campus life experience.
Allison from Kingwood, TX