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UST at a Glance
  • University of St. ThomasFounded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947
  • Houston’s only Catholic university
  • Located at the gateway to the Museum District
  • 3,589 total enrollment
  • 1,609 undergraduate students
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • 54% of student population is Catholic
  • Student faculty ratio is 10:1
  • 1124 average SAT score (Critical Reading and Math)
  • 46% of new freshmen live on campus
  • 35 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs
  • Students receive $37 million in financial aid, including more than $13.7 million in institutional aid
  • Tuition: undergraduate $970 per credit hour; graduate $1,085 per credit our
  • Ranked by Great Value Colleges on its list of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the South

Awards and Accolades 

  • The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College: Among 22 U.S. Catholic colleges and universities recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society and among 28 such institutions worldwide
  • Nationally ranked: Ranked 27th among universities offering master’s degrees in the Western region by the U.S. News & World Report 2015 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” 
  • Nationally ranked: Ranked by The Princeton Review as Best in the West in its Best Colleges: Region by Region online profile found at 
  • Study abroad: The University of St. Thomas periodically ranks among the top 20% of U.S. universities whose students study abroad

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