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 Does It Mean to Be a Celt?​
At UST, our nickname is the Celts. UST students share their views about what it means to attend the University of St. Thomas.

Campus TourWe 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.

schedule a visit

 Showcase SaturdayAs 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.

Domestic Students

The minimum requirements for automatic admission:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcript
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

And one of the following:

  • Minimum of 1140 on SAT (UST school code: 6880)
  • Minimum of 23 on ACT (UST school code: 4238)

Transcript submissions ​Admissions Checklist - Domestic Freshman Students 

Test-Optional Candidates


International Students

You will need the following:

And one of the following as proof of English proficiency:

Transcript Submissions Admissions Checklist - International Freshman Students 

If you don’t meet those requirements, you may still be accepted.

Academic advisorDegree plans are broken into:

  • Majors
  • Minors
  • 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

Great news!

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?


Net Price Calculator​​

Estimate your scholarship & financial aid eligibility and net UST tuition costs.

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Gustavo Agreda

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

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Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@stthom.edu to get in contact with your freshman counselor.