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Catholic Connections
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Catholic Connections

Dedication to teaching and the cause of truth, wherever it is discovered, is the Basilians’ hallmark and legacy. While UST has grown to become a mid-size comprehensive university, it remains profoundly committed to offering a Catholic, liberal arts education in the Basilian tradition. Read more

Explore Our Campus

Designed by award-winning American architect Philip Johnson, the University of St. Thomas Academic Mall focuses on academics, community and faith. Anchored by the Chapel of St. Basil on one end and the Doherty Library on the other, the classrooms represent the constant dialogue between faith and reason. Please take a virtual tour here.

Success at UST

The University of St. Thomas is active in promoting and sharing success stories throughout the community. We have spotlighted our students, faculty and staff and their accomplishments. Read our success stories and learn more about what makes our University exceptional.

Academic excellence attracts students from all over the world to the University of St. Thomas, located adjacent to Houston’s Museum District. Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers, the University remains Houston’s first and only Catholic university. The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is committed to the religious, ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education and welcomes students of all faiths.

Since 1994, U.S. News & World Report has named the University of St. Thomas to the top tier of Western mid-size comprehensive universities. The University of St. Thomas remains a shining star in the heart of Houston.

Interesting Facts

  • 40 states and 54 foreign countries represented
  • 10:1 student-faculty ratio
  • 94% of full-time faculty have earned the top degrees in their fields
  • A variety of degrees offered
  • Worldwide respected doctorate in philosophy from the University’s Center for Thomistic Studies

Read more on the UST Information, Facts and Stats page.

Mission Statement

We are the University of St. Thomas, the Catholic university in the heart of Houston. We are committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the dialogue between faith and reason. By pursuing excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, we embody and instill in our students the core values of our founders, the Basilian Fathers: goodness, discipline and knowledge.

We foster engagement in a diverse, collaborative community. As a comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts, we educate students to think critically, communicate effectively, succeed professionally and lead ethically. Read more about the University’s Mission and Vision.

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Faith is an important component of our Catholic education.

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Featured News

UST Increases Scholarships, Tuition
10/23/2014

 

University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX - Educating Leaders of Faith and Character
University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. St. Thomas is Houston’s only Catholic University and was founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947.

 

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