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The University of St. Thomas is located in the heart of Houston, Texas. We are a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education.
Your home for STEM
In recent years, UST has seen a 75% increase in STEM majors, with more than half of entering freshmen expressing interest in science, technology, engineering or math. Biology is our most popular science major.
Nursing school at UST
With one of the premiere BSN nursing programs in Houston, the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing incorporates UST’s core curriculum, specific pre-nursing courses and courses in the nursing major.
93% of professors at UST have the highest degree or have actually worked in their field. With a student:faculty ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 16, we pride ourselves on providing you a personalized education.
The campus offers many open spaces for students to focus on their studies outside the classroom.
Houston's Catholic university
The most prominent symbol of Catholicity on the UST campus, the Chapel of St. Basil holds mass 7 days a week and confession every weekday. All attendance is optional.
Fun events and activities
UST has a vibrant campus life with many fun activities, including events like the International Festival. Over 145 languages are spoken in Houston, and 68% of UST students are ethnically diverse.
Campus dining at UST
A variety of dining services are offered, with purchases made through a dining membership kept on a student’s ID card.
Throughout the year, UST students volunteer on behalf of many non-profit organizations throughout the Houston area including the Houston Food Bank.
UST's Science and Health Center
The new Center for Science and Health Professions at UST provides state of the art classrooms and labs, preparing biology, chemistry and BSN nursing program students for jobs in the science and health industries.
Living on campus
Guinan Hall is UST’s largest dorm. It features study spaces with Wi-Fi, games and activities, free laundry room and a 24-hour computer lab.
A home away from home
The multiple-occupancy dorm rooms at Guinan Hall come with internet, cable TV, extra-long twin bed, built-in closets, desk, chair, dresser, private bathroom and more.
UST athletic programs
UST has men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, golf and basketball teams. Nicknamed the "Celts," home games for indoor sports are held on campus at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center.
Resources to help you succeed
The Mendenhall Achievement Center offers study spaces alongside offices that provide academic advising, tutoring, and career services to set you on a path to success.
The outdoor patio is a popular gathering place for dining and studying.
Open 7 days a week, Doherty Library gives UST students access to 250,000 books, 80,000 periodical titles and subscriptions to over 150 databases.
The University of St. Thomas (UST) is the Catholic university in Houston, Texas. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students of all races and religions. Located in a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities, the campus is just minutes from downtown and the famed Texas Medical Center where many students perform prestigious internships. Read more about our mission and vision.