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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
  • 3,312 total enrollment
  • 1,814 undergraduate enrollment
  • Overall student population: 50% Catholic
  • Freshmen student population: 75% Catholic
  • Student faculty ratio is 10:1
  • Average class size is 16 students
  • 1104 average SAT score
  • 25 average ACT score
  • 41% of freshmen live on campus
  • 36 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs
  • Students receive $37 million in financial aid, including more than $16 million in institutional aid
  • Tuition: undergraduate $999 per credit hour; graduate $1,118 per credit hour
Awards and Accolades
  • The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College: Among 20 U.S. Catholic colleges and universities recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society and among 27 such institutions worldwide
  • Nationally ranked: Ranked 29th among universities offering master’s degrees in the Western region by the U.S. News & World Report 2017 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 
  • University of St. Thomas is listed in the 12th Annual Catholic Identity College Guide of National Catholic Register for 2016. The university is one of 35 faithfully Catholic colleges and universities highlighted for its ongoing commitment to the Catholic faith through its faculty, board and campus activities
  • Study abroad: The University of St. Thomas periodically ranks among the top 20% of U.S. universities whose students study abroad
  • Ranked 16th among universities in the Western region by the U.S. News & World Report 2017 edition of “Best Colleges for Veterans”

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