UST at a Glance
  • University of St. ThomasFounded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947
  • Houston’s only Catholic university
  • Located at the gateway to the Museum District
  • 3,522 total enrollment
  • 1,645 undergraduate enrollment
  • 60% of student population is Catholic
  • Student faculty ratio is 9:1
  • Average class size is 15 students
  • 1111 average SAT score
  • 41% of freshmen live on campus
  • 36 undergraduate and 18 graduate degree programs
  • Students receive $39 million in financial aid, including more than $14 million in institutional aid
  • Tuition: undergraduate $970 per credit hour; graduate $1,085 per credit our
  • Ranked by Great Value Colleges on its list of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the South
Awards and Accolades
  • The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College: Among 20 U.S. Catholic colleges and universities recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society and among 27 such institutions worldwide
  • Nationally ranked: Ranked 27th among universities offering master’s degrees in the Western region by the U.S. News & World Report 2015 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” 
  • Nationally ranked: Ranked by The Princeton Review as Best in the West in its Best Colleges: Region by Region online profile found at 
  • Study abroad: The University of St. Thomas periodically ranks among the top 20% of U.S. universities whose students study abroad
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The University of St. Thomas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and other organizations. Learn more