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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 16. UST offers 36 undergraduate degrees, 17 master’s degrees and 2 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

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Student Veterans Admissions Checklist

Step 1: Review Admissions Requirements 

Step 2: Complete the UST admissions application 

Step 3: Discuss benefits with the Director of the Veteran Success Center

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 Veteran Success Center at the following address:

Veteran Success Center
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

UST has 169 students with military affiliation on campus. The University offers many programs, benefits and workshops that cater to and support those who served in the military. Recent accolades for the University include:

  • Ranked 16th among universities in the Western region by the U.S. News & World Report 2017 edition of “Best Colleges for Veterans”
  • Recognition as a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media
  • Ranked 125th by Military Times on the Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 list of 4-year schools