University of St. Thomas

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good. As Minnesota's largest private university, with 10,000 students from 50 states and 63 countries, St. Thomas offers a traditional campus environment in the heart of the vibrant Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework in the liberal arts, and 60 graduate degree programs, including engineering, business and law. One hundred percent of classes are taught by professors (not teaching assistants), and the average class size of 21 students allows each student to enjoy personal attention from professors and opportunities to collaborate in student-faculty research. The university's strong network of 103,000 alumni and its partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, small-to-mid-size businesses, entrepreneurial start-ups and nonprofits provide students with internships, real-world research experiences and jobs. Nearly two-thirds of undergraduates complete internships by the time they graduate. Ninety-five percent of students reported being employed, enrolled in a graduate program, volunteer service or enlistment in the military within one year of graduation. Student life means getting involved locally and globally. The University of St. Thomas recently received the honor of being named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, a global consortium working to inspire a culture of social innovation in higher education. "Tommies" work across disciplines on innovations with the power to change lives for the long term. In addition, Tommies contribute more than 70,000 hours annually to community service and more than half of undergraduate students study abroad to expand their perspectives. On campus, the university fields 22 varsity teams and has won six NCAA National Division III championships since 2000 in volleyball, baseball, softball and men's basketball. Tommies also participate in a wide range of academic and recreational clubs, and can live in learning communities with students who share their affinities. Known for a contagious school spirit, they support their teams and proudly wear purple on "Tommie Tuesdays."

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1885 Roman Catholic 4-1-4 $368.5 million + 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 (651) 962-5000
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47 100.0 Minnesota St. Paul 525