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Students Shine in New Admissions Video
First Gen Students Share College Experience
From Home School to UST Honors Program
Troy Bassiri
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Students Shine in New Admissions Video

Three students share their St. Thomas experiences in student life, research and Campus Ministry in the UST Admissions Video. From being active in clubs and The Summa student newspaper, to doing research in a biochemistry lab or playing Guitar in the weekly Spanish Mass, students connect with other students and faculty while they prepare for a career and explore their faith. 

First Gen Students Share College Experience

At the University of St. Thomas, nearly 44 percent of incoming freshman can be considered first generation students. These are students whose parents have not attained their bachelor’s degree. With first generation students in every field of study, UST seeks to help first-generation college students succeed in becoming college graduates by creating support networks that promote success and growth. Read more.

From Home School to UST Honors Program

No school bus to catch. No tardy bell to beat. The teachers bear a remarkable resemblance to…Mom and Dad. These are the instantly recognizable hallmarks of home schooling—a growing trend in the United States and the K-12 experience of Sarah Ashour, a junior in the UST Honors Program.

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Join our community of academic and faithful leaders. As a UST student, you will be studying with 1,609 undergraduate and 1,980 graduate students. Our students represent 40 states and 54 countries, making UST's student body one of the most multicultural in Texas and the Southwest.

The University of St. Thomas offers 35 undergraduate and 10 graduate degrees. Find out more about our degrees and programs! Learn more…

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We are seeking bright and unique students to become engaged leaders of character in the global community. We welcome students of all backgrounds to our vibrant campus situated in the heart of Houston. We make it quick and easy to apply. Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Office of Admissions. Your application for admission also serves as an application for scholarships. Learn how to apply…

Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of St. Thomas, a diverse educational community in the heart of Houston. Your college choice is an exciting and meaningful decision for your future, and we want to guide you through the application process.

Our students receive a top-ranked education through personalized attention in small classes, extensive study abroad opportunities and a strong liberal arts curriculum. With a focus on integration of faith and character, UST graduates are ethical global citizens, professionals and leaders. Who can we help you become?
  • Ranked 27th in the West region by U.S. News & World Report 2015 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”
  • Named one of the best in the West by The Princeton Review
  • Named as one of 20 U.S. Catholic colleges and universities recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society and among 27 such institutions worldwide
  • Frequently ranked in top 20 Master’s schools in the U.S. for undergraduate Study Abroad participation by the Institute of International Education
  • Personalized approach to education with 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Personalized approach to education with average class size of only 16
  • Houston’s only Catholic university, founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947
  • High acceptance rate in medical and dental schools for pre-med and pre-dental students

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