Welcome! We’re glad you’re considering UST.
On this page, you'll find:
- Admission requirements
- UST majors & pre-professional programs
- Degree plans
- Scholarships that are available
- Contact info for your freshman counselor
- Links to apply or attend an event
- Schedule of when we'll be at your school
What is UST Most Known For?
What is it Like Attending a Catholic University?
If you're wondering whether or not you'd feel comfortable attending a Catholic university, we stopped a diverse group of UST undergrads at random and asked them what their experience has been like.
Visits and EventsVisits and Events
We are excited for to join us for a campus tours! For the safety of our visitors and campus community, we have implemented the following guidelines:
- Tour times are limited to three prospective students and each prospective student may bring up to two guests.
- Masks are no longer required for those that are fully vaccinated but are still highly encouraged for all guests.
- Visitors must remain six feet apart from the tour guide and other visiting family at all times.
Appointments are required for prospective student visits, and we will only be able to accommodate walk-in visitors if space allows.
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As you begin your college search, we invite you and your family to discover if UST Is the right fit for you. Admissions counselors will discuss topics such as the admissions process, scholarships, financial aid, and campus life. You will also interact with students, faculty and staff from different areas of campus.
Have Questions about UST?
Join The University of St. Thomas Office of Undergraduate Admissions in our virtual information sessions for prospective and admitted students. During our hour-long information sessions, we will discuss topics such as:
- Updated Admissions Requirements, How to Submit Your Transcripts & Test Scores, the Test Optional Application Process and more!
- Financial Aid & Scholarships
- Current Student Experience – Hear from one of our Presidential Ambassadors!
- Majors & Programs and Clubs & Organizations
- Next Steps for Admitted Students
We will also have an open Q & A session with Admissions Counselors.
Thinking about living on campus? Join us for a virtual information session to learn about Residence Life at UST!
Our Director of Residence Life and Conference Housing, Ana Alicia Lopez, will discuss topics such as:
- How to Apply for Housing
- Completing the Housing Contract
- Finding a Roommate
- Floor Plans, Amenities, Meal Plans & Costs
- Living Learning Communities
- Housing Activities & Events
There will be a Q & A session after the information session – be sure to stick around to ask all of your housing questions!
Nursing graduates from UST are always in-demand because of the hands-on experience in small classes and labs.
High school students are invited to attend this session to learn more about the Bachelors in Nursing (BSN) program and how you can be accepted as a freshman.
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St. Thomas Promise
The St. Thomas Promise allows UST to deliver the same education that UST is recognized for to first-time freshmen college students who would not be able to afford college.
UST is offering a full tuition scholarship for HISD high school seniors, who identify problems in their community, and can find a solution.
If you don’t meet those requirements, you may still be accepted.
Majors and Degree PlansMajors and Degree Plans
|Accounting (BBA, BBA/MBA) |
Applied Mathematics (B.S.)
Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (B.A./M.A.)
Biology (B.A., B.S.)
Cell & Molecular Biology (B.S.)
Chemistry (B.A., B.S., B.S./MSIPC)
Computational Biology (B.S.)
Computer Science (B.S.)
Criminology, Law & Society (B.A./B.A./A.A.S in Cybersecurity)
Diplomacy & Strategic Affairs (B.A./M.A.)
- All grade levels
| Engineering Programs English Literature (B.A.) |
English Writing (B.A.)
Finance (BBA, BBA/MBA)
General Business (BBA, BBA/MBA)
Global Cybersecurity (B.A.)
Integrated Studies (B.A./B.S./BAAS)
International Business (BBA, BBA/MBA)
International Development (B.A)
International Studies (B.A.)
Marketing (BBA, BBA/MBA)
|Mathematics (B.A.) |
Music Education (B.A.)
Philosophy (BA, BS, BA/MA)
Political Science (B.A.)
Social Innovation and Human Service (B.A.A.S.)
Studio Arts (B.A.)
Theology (B.A., B.A./M.A.)
Catholic Studies program
Military Science (University of Houston ROTC partnership)
Degree plans are broken into:
- Pre-professional programs
Major degree plans show courses you'll need to earn your degree.
If you want to add a minor, minor plans show courses you'll need for that minor.
You can also combine your major with a pre-professional track like pre-med or pre-law. The pre-professional plans outline courses that will better prepare you for entering grad school, medical school, law school, etc. These courses may or may not be required for your application to those schools. Your academic adviser can assist with any questions you have.
Check Out the Plans
Scholarships & AidScholarships & Aid
More than 85% of new freshmen, both domestic and international, receive a UST scholarship upon enrolling.
The average UST aid package for new freshmen is over $17,000.
What's my scholarship amount?
Estimate your scholarship & financial aid eligibility and net UST tuition costs.
Coming from a low-income family, it was a blessing to receive a great scholarship and financial aid package from UST, my dream school. I can now focus on my education.
Gustavo Agreda First-Generation College Student
Strength in Numbers...Strength in Numbers...
Average Yearly Tuition
FOR UNDERGRADUATES AFTER FINANCIAL AID
Average First-Year Salary
FOR ALL UST GRADUATES
Source: TX Higher Ed Coordinating Board 2011-16
Find Your Freshman CounselorFind Your Freshman Counselor
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Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in contact with your freshman counselor.