UST Ranked One of the Best US Colleges for Veterans in 2016 in the West
The U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of St. Thomas-Houston 26th among top-ranked schools that offer benefits to help veterans pursue a college education at more affordable prices. Learn more about UST Veteran Services
Veteran, Drama Major Overcomes Obstacles, Takes a Bow
At the age of 19, Templeton was told that she could not make it in the military, and, with the grit and determination to prove people wrong, she enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Though her military career was cut short, it offered her a way to afford college tuition. The military also gave her the training and knowledge needed to succeed in her civilian life. Read more
Veteran Student Awarded Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship
U.S. Army veteran and international studies major Venol Raymond will receive a $24,000 award over two years from the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, whose mission is to assist severely wounded, Post-9/11 Veterans to become self-sufficient members of their communities as they transition back into civilian life. Read more
UST Student, Veteran Volunteers to Help the Community
Frederick Heard isa full-time, veteran student at the University of St. Thomas, who joined the Master of Public Policy and Administration degree program and strives to use his military experience to continue to help the Houston community through volunteer work. Read more
UST Creates Veteran Friendly Environment
Currently, there are 147 veterans and dependents on Campus. Phillip Butcher, director of Transfer Admissions and Veteran Services who is an Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, said he believes veteran students should be given the highest level of services, attention and support. Read More
The University of St. Thomas welcomes all military students as important members of our community. Dr. Robert Ivany, our president and a Retired Major General in the U.S. Army, is committed to supporting veterans through a first-rate, affordable education. UST collaborates with the Veterans Administration to enable eligible veterans to attend UST with minimal tuition cost — read more about the opportunities provided by the GI Bill.
UST provides an academically rigorous but personalized approach to education with a low student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 15. UST offers 36 undergraduate degrees, 17 master’s degrees and 1 doctoral degree through the School of Arts & Sciences, Cameron School of Business, School of Education and Human Services and School of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary.
“The University of St. Thomas allows students to have the latitude for creativity and encourages the use of past experience to add value to the classroom. The St. Thomas setting is relaxed and inviting, which helps to develop a student’s ability to be successful in and out of the classroom. I encourage all veterans to explore the possibilities with this unique university that looks to enhance careers and changes lives.” —Stanley Harris, Class of 2010
Student Veterans Admissions Checklist
Step 1: Review Admissions Requirements
Step 2: Complete the UST admissions application
Step 3: Discuss benefits with Phillip Butcher, Director of Veteran Services
Step 4: Complete application for GI Benefits with the VA
Step 5: Submit college and military transcripts along with a resume
Step 6: Once received, submit “Certification of Eligibility” letter to the UST Registrar’s Office at the following address:
Office of the Registrar
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
The University of St. Thomas was recently recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly School by GI Jobs Magazine. The designation was awarded through a survey that assessed services and resources offered to veterans and their dependents. With 169 veterans on campus, UST offers many programs, benefits and workshops that cater to and support those who served in the military.