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University of St Thomas Minnesota Data & Information Overview

397 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
87% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of St Thomas Minnesota Ranked?

#126 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in MN
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of St Thomas Minnesota was awarded 397 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education/teaching of individuals with autism.

Overall Quality

UST MN landed the #126 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UST MN held the #167 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UST MN is also ranked #3 out of 55 schools in Minnesota.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UST MN?

87% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 87%, University of St Thomas Minnesota is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to UST MN submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of St Thomas Minnesota  ( 560 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for University of St Thomas Minnesota  ( 570 to 670 )
UST MN received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of St Thomas Minnesota  ( 23 to 29 )

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University of St Thomas Minnesota Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
56% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, University of St Thomas Minnesota is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of St Thomas Minnesota is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of St Thomas Minnesota

87% Freshmen Retention
64% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of St Thomas Minnesota enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UST MN for first-time, full-time students is 64%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  64 out of 100

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University of St Thomas Minnesota Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,126 Full-Time Undergraduates
19.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
47.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,333 undergraduates at UST MN with 6,126 being full-time and 207 being part-time.

How Much Does University of St Thomas Minnesota Cost?

$31,066 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
$44,952 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UST MN is $31,066. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UST MN

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$32,436 $27,782 $28,771 $30,108 $32,282

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UST MN, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UST MN, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $11,238 a year. That adds up to $44,952 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UST MN is 1.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UST MN Graduates Make?

$67,398 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UST MN make about $67,398 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UST MN students since it is 59% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at University of St Thomas Minnesota make the most money.

Location of University of St Thomas Minnesota

Minnesota State
6,126 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
University of St Thomas Minnesota is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for UST MN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1078
Phone: 651-962-5000

University of St Thomas Minnesota Majors

79 Majors With Completions
1,574 Undergraduate Degrees
1,176 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 79 majors graduated from University of St Thomas Minnesota. Of these students, 1,574 received undergraduate degrees and 1,176 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 143 $51,044
Finance & Financial Management 138 $58,218
Marketing 114 $48,478
Mechanical Engineering 93 $64,605
General Biology 73 $29,380
General Psychology 67 $34,718
Accounting 64 $58,805
Computer Science 55 $66,071
Economics 51 $46,741
Communication & Media Studies 49 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of St Thomas Minnesota along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UST MN

90% Take At Least One Class Online
22% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 8,801 students took at least one online class at University of St Thomas Minnesota. This is an increase from the 884 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 8,801 2,134
2018-2019 884 187
2017-2018 1,243 462
2016-2017 999 340
2015-2016 923 373

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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