B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of St. Thomas - Texas is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Red River Athletic Conference
Address
3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
Website

University of St. Thomas - Texas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
990-1175
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$21,517/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,862/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,324/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,646/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,884/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,961/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,362Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Dedicated.
    63%
  • Driven
    17%
  • Thinking
    8%
  • Anomaly
    4%
  • Self-concerned
    4%
  • Worldly
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
52%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Small
    57%
  • Eccletic
    14%
  • Eclectic
    10%
  • Resourceful
    10%
  • Classical
    5%
  • Family Oriented
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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This university is actually pretty awesome. Despite the not-so-great food selection, everything else is great! The moment you step on campus, everyone is super nice and welcoming. The fact that it's a small school (which means small class sizes) makes it very easy to develop a close relationship with your professors! The classes are all academically demanding, so as long as you try and do your work, you should be fine! Student life is pretty good as the RA's and CA's, as well as the clubs and organizations around school, come up with some fun events and activities that everyone can enjoy! It honestly is very easy to make friends, especially if you live in the dorms. UST offers some great academic programs and they are very generous when awarding scholarships. Overall, the University of St. Thomas is a great school. As with every school, it does have its pros and cons, but all-in-all, your time spent here is going to be well worth it.
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I transferred from a state school after a family crisis. IMO, if you don’t come in as a freshman or if you don’t live on campus, finding friends and getting involved is a challenge. Being a commuter and transfer made making friends hard at first.
The classes are intense: fairly heavy workload across the board, but some professors are tougher than others. The professors care a lot about their field. Mine have been understanding of my situation and are happy to work around anything that comes up. They always ask how they can help.
The students are diverse. Students from all religious backgrounds, cultures, rconomic statuses, political affiliations. The conservative Catholics make themselves known but never force their beliefs. As a gay atheist, I am able to engage in thought-provoking and respectful dialogue in class (as an IS major there is a LOT of dialogue) and never feel that I am not being listened to because of who I am/what I believe.
I loved the campus and the natural/vintage vibe that the buildings and design give off. The counselors of the University of St. Thomas are also incredibly understanding and willing to help. It was amazing to talk to them over my academics. Although I have not been able to see what the actual student dorms look like, I did see the type of security and safety that has gone into these buildings were the students live. In addition to secure dorms, the university also offers a parking garage for students with cars that actually has a security office built right into the garage. This means safety while being on campus as well as for your vehicle and while leaving the campus.