University of St. Thomas

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University of St. Thomas



Tuition

$17,860 / year

Room and Board

$6,932

Application deadline

Rolling

Application fee

$N/A




Educational Resources

Libraries

There are four libraries: (1) O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center (St. Paul campus) (2) Ireland Library (St. Paul campus) (3) Charles Keffer Library (Minneapolis campus) (4) School of Law library (Minneapolis campus) Special collections include: (1) Bach-Dunn Collection of Luxembourgiana (2) The Celtic Collection (3) The Christopher Dawson Collection (4) The Chesterton-Belloc Collection (5) The French Memoir Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 527,841 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 5,261 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,100,577 microforms.
  • 3,456 Audio/Visual items.
  • 13,979 e-books.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,654 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs)

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious, other

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 44% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 10 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 30% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 30% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: St. Thomas has competitive NCAA Division III athletic teams, with both programs regularly finishing in the top 25 of the Sears Cup competition, and these programs enjoy regular support (especially football and men's and women's basketball). Homecoming-Reunion Weekend, usually held in October, brings back alumni of all ages, with specific attention given to alumni from 10, 20, 30 and 40 year classes (the 50-year reunion is in June). Events include a sports breakfast, parade, food festival and football game. St. Thomas Day is held the first Saturday of March to honor our patron saint and namesake, Thomas Aquinas. The day includes a Mass, dinner and awards ceremony (with awards to professor of the year, senior of the year, distinguished alumnus, humanitarian and alumni volunteer). In 2004, a new Heritage Week was linked to St. Thomas Day to celebrate the university's history. Popular student celebrations include Spring Fling and Senior Sendoff. Christmas Concerts (five of them) are offered in early December by musical and instrumental groups, packing the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. The groups also hold a series of concerts throughout the year. The St. Thomas Theater Department, a joint program with the nearby College of St. Catherine, stages several plays each year.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 84 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Accounting Honor Society, Adult Learners in Higher Education Honor Society - Alpha Sigma Lambda, Aquinas Honor Society, Biology Honor Society - Beta Beta Beta, Business Administration Honor Society - Delta Mu Delta, Catholic Honor Society - Delta Epsilon Sigma, Communication Honor Society - Lambda Pi Eta, Counseling Honor Society - Chi Sigma Iota, Drama Honor Society - Alpha Psi Omega, Economics Honor Society - Omicron Delta Epsilon, Education Honor Society - Kappa Delta Pi, English Honor Society - Sigma Tau Delta, French Honor Society - Pi Delta Phi, German Honor Society - Delta Phi Alpha, Hispanic Honor Society - Sigma Delta Pi, History Honor Society - Phi Alpha Theta, International Studies Honor Society - Sigma Iota Rho, MIS Honor Society - St. Isidore Society, Mathematics Honor Society, Music Honor Society - Mu Phi Epsilon, Philosophy Honor Society - Phi Sigma Tau, Psychology Honor Society - Psi Chi, Social Science Honor Society - Pi Gamma Mu, Theology Honor Society - Theta Alpha Kappa
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Campus Ministry, Muslim Student Association, Pax Christi
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association, Bilingual Education Student Organization, Black Student Union, Filipino Students' Association, Student Organization of Latinos, Vietnamese Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, jazz band, university pop singers, academic organizations, club sports, intramural sports, service organizations, special interest organizations
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Cauldron (print version monthly, website updated weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Minneapolis / St. Paul (7)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): St. Paul (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): St. Paul (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 40% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 39% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,812
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Minnesota)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Minnesota)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    hazing prohibited

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