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University of St. Thomas

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“All for the Common Good”

Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a Catholic university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. We’re the largest private university in Minnesota, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 110,000+ alumni. Eight schools and colleges offer 150+ undergraduate majors and minors and 55+ graduate degree programs.

Conveniently located in the center of the Twin Cities, our picturesque campus is just minutes away from all the exciting opportunities that our cities have to offer.  The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic comprehensive urban university, is known nationally for academic excellence that prepares students for the complexities of the contemporary world. Through disciplinary and interdisciplinary inquiry and deep intercultural understanding, we inspire students to lead, work and serve with the skill and empathy vital to creating a better world.  

Key Programs Offered


  • Actuarial Science
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Engineering
  • Exercise Science
  • Public Health

Campus Life

Learning and living happen together for Tommies. We offer an incredibly diverse variety of classroom experiences and extracurricular activities, as well proximity to one of the most progressive metropolitan areas in the U.S. You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with faculty, staff and mentors. You’ll make connections and experience St. Thomas through student clubs, research labs, intramural and club sports, residence hall events, and on-campus jobs. When you’re ready to explore further, see the Twin Cities. There you’ll enjoy a legendary fine arts community, fantastic choices in cuisine, a vibrant nightlife and music scene, great shopping, the beautiful outdoors, and much more.

At a Glance

About University of St. Thomas

  • 97

    Of First Year Students Receive a Scholarship

    We can help make St. Thomas attainable for you.

  • 80%

    Of Top Public MN Companies Hire Our Students

    80% of top public companies in Minnesota actively recruit St. Thomas students.

  • #1

    Largest Private School in MN

    Big enough for big opportunities, small enough for a close community.

Nationally Ranked Undergraduate Engineering Program

Opportunities abound in the St. Thomas School of Engineering. The undergraduate program is ranked #30 in the USA (U.S. News & World Report), and is ABET accredited, so you know you will always be getting a top-quality education.  Every engineering student will have the opportunity to team up with a local company and get hands-on design experience as part of our Senior Design Clinic.  

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