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The Education You Choose Today Determines Who You Will be Tomorrow

Study in Minnesota. An Exciting Place to Call Home.

If your goal is earning an undergraduate degree in business or STEM while living in a vibrant and diverse city, you’ve come to the right place.

Studying at the University of St. Thomas is more than just about being in the classroom to earn a diploma. It’s a commitment to the common good for the goal of a better tomorrow. It’s an opportunity to develop the skills for career success in a small classroom setting with personalized attention from professors, where you will learn to become a leader, and a lifelong learner.

Experience the culturally diverse Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the picturesque Mississippi River, while you learn to think critically on how to turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s solutions.

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St. Thomas Believes in Your Future

Welcome to our community – your future starts here.

Life at the University of St. Thomas is discovering who you are, what you believe and where you want to be.

At St. Thomas, we strive to create a community that embraces caring, diversity, learning, civility, respect, faith, service, and celebration, while preparing our students for the complexities of the contemporary world. 

As Minnesota’s largest private university, with more than 10,000 students from 50 states and 71 countries, St. Thomas offers more than 100 undergraduate majors with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework in the liberal arts. Broad offerings are paired with a low student-faculty ratio, allowing each student to enjoy personal attention from professors and opportunities to collaborate in student-faculty research. In addition, faculty members, not teaching assistants, teach 100% of classes.

Currently, over 500 international students and scholars are studying at the University of St. Thomas.

Key Majors

Discover Your Future With One of Our Key Areas of Study

Engineering

Engineering

At St. Thomas’ School of Engineering, we’ve designed a different kind of curriculum to train a different kind of engineer.

Our engineering education combines technical skills with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation to produce global citizens who are ready to lead teams, communicate effectively, and successfully influence others. Perhaps that’s why the School of Engineering is ranked in the top 50 engineering schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. You’ll have the choice to major in civil, computer, mechanical, or electrical engineering and have opportunities to work alongside faculty on their research. Eighty percent of our senior engineering students graduate with a technical internship or industry experience, and go on to pursue industry careers or top-ranked graduate schools.

Business

Business

At St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business you’ll earn a professional degree combined with an extensive liberal arts foundation in fields ranging from accounting and finance to entrepreneurship and business administration. Our core curriculum prepares you to think, analyze and communicate clearly, while developing a social conscience needed to be a successful leader. Each program emphasizes real-world application, and our strong alumni connections will help you land positions in large and small companies when you graduate. You’ll find St. Thomas graduates in every one of the 19 Twin Cities-based Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, entrepreneurial start-ups and consultancies in just about any field you can think of.

Science

Science

Science degrees at St. Thomas’ College of Arts and Sciences offer you close connections with outstanding faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to pursue your interests. Top science majors at St. Thomas include biology, neuroscience, chemistry and biochemistry. You’ll have opportunities to conduct research on topics like our ongoing sleep and memory project, your choice of independent projects or industry studies corporations including Bayer and Medtronic bring to our students. Graduates pursue career fields from medicine to microbiology, biochemistry and teaching, often enrolling in top graduate schools.

Computer Information and Science

Computer Science

Computer Information and Science at St. Thomas’ College of Arts and Sciences teaches you to solve problems that have real-world impact. You can major in computer science, applied statistics, and data analytics and you’ll have opportunities for student-faculty research and paid internships. Through small classes and one-on-one faculty attention, you’ll be prepared to apply your technical and statistical knowledge to almost any field imaginable. Our liberal arts coursework also prepares you to lead in organizations with skills including multi-disciplinary collaboration, critical thinking, effective communication and ethical decision-making. Our graduates have an excellent track record of being hired by leading companies or going on to top-ranked graduate schools.

Math and Actuarial Science

Math and Actuarial Science

Mathematics at St. Thomas prepares you for many fields including business, medicine, engineering and biostatistics. You’ll apply mathematical skills to real world problems such as predicting weather patterns or controlling the spread of disease. Our Center for Applied Mathematics supports you in research that can have broad impact. In addition, our strong actuarial science program in the mathematics department teaches you the skills for a statistical career and prepares you to pass the rigorous exams to be certified as a Fellow or Associate by either the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society. Our graduates go on to rewarding careers right out of college or enter top-ranked graduate schools.

Health and Exercise Sciences

Health and Exercise Sciences

The Department of Health and Exercise Sciences educates you to promote healthy living for individuals and their communities. In majors such as exercise science and public health, you’ll study the complex functions of the human body through an examination of its anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. In exercise science, you’ll help people improve their health through exercise, rehabilitation and nutrition. Public health focuses on community wellness to prevent people from getting sick or injured by encouraging healthy behaviors. Our majors lay the groundwork for careers as athletic trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists and health and wellness managers, to name a few of the many options in the field.

Admission Requirements

Learn What it Takes to Become a Tommie

In order to attend the University of St. Thomas, you must apply and be admitted - to be considered for admission, you will need the following:

Complete the Admission Application

All students are required to submit an application online. We encourage you to apply by the priority date for full consideration for scholarships as well as timely immigration processing.

Regular Deadline Late Applicants*
Application due April 1 July 10
Deposit due May 1 Upon admission

*Applicants transferring an F-1 visa from another US college or university may be considered for admission after the final deadlines.

Submit Transcripts

Freshman applicants (who have not attended any college or university) must submit all high school or secondary school transcripts, certificates and/or diplomas. Transfer applicants must submit all college and/or university transcripts, in addition to the above.

Photocopies are acceptable for application. However, students are required to present final, official copies of their transcripts and certificates before registering for classes.

Official transcripts must:

  • Be sent directly by the student's current and previous educational institutions or hand delivered in an officially sealed envelope
  • Be furnished with certified translations when originals are not in English
  • Please provide copies of all available course descriptions and course catalogs

Submit Writing Sample

It is recommended (but not required), that you write an original essay of 250-500 words on one of the topics below*. Please note that any essays found to be plagiarized, or are in any way found to not be your original work, will be cause for rejection of your admission application.

  • Discuss a meaningful contribution you have made through involvement in school, church or community activities
  • Describe an event, a person or an educational experience that has had a major impact on your life and why

*ELS and conditional admission students need not submit their essay with their application

Passport Information

Please submit copies of the picture page from your passport and your dependents' passports if they will be accompanying you on F-2 or J-2 visa.

U.S. government regulations require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after you first enter the United States, however, we strongly recommend that your passport be valid for the duration of your study in the U.S.

English Proficiency

St. Thomas policy requires international students to prove a minimum level of English proficiency for university level studies. Applicants must meet at least ONE of the following qualifications:

(Native English speakers from the following countries are exempted from this requirement: English-speaking Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Commonwealth Caribbean Countries)

  • TOEFL® iBT: total score of 80 or higher (St. Thomas TOEFL® code is 6110)
  • IELTS™: total score of 6.5 or higher
  • SAT: 500 or higher on Evidence Based Reading and Writing
  • ACT: 21 or higher on both English AND Reading sections
  • Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 53 or higher
  • GTEC CBT: Score of 1200 or higher
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): HL English score of 4 or higher
  • AP exam: score of 4 or higher in English Literature/Composition
  • ELS Language Center: Level 112 completion certificate with minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants with GPA 2.0-2.49 will be subjected to a committee review and may be asked for additional evidence of English proficiency.
  • Transfer of 28 credits or more from an accredited U.S. college or university, with the transfer equivalent of St. Thomas English 121 and 206, with a grade or B or above in the English courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Score reports must be sent to St. Thomas directly from the testing center and must not be more than 2 years old.

Scholarship Opportunities at St. Thomas

St. Thomas is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of merit-based scholarships to international undergraduate students. Awards range from 10% to 70% off tuition.

Scholarships will be awarded based on a holistic review of each student’s application. We will take into consideration the applicant’s grades in school, exam scores, essay(s), letter(s) of recommendation, extracurricular activities, and any other supplemental materials submitted by the student.

Study English with ELS

Prepare for your future at St. Thomas

Studying English with ELS not only gives you the English language proficiency you need to begin your undergraduate degree, but also gives you the academic preparation you need to be successful in the classroom at St. Thomas. You’ll learn how to think critically, present in front of a group, take notes, and conduct academic research. Successful completion of Level 112 earns you a Certificate of Completion that the University of St. Thomas accepts as proof of English language proficiency.

ELS/St. Paul is situated on the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota campus, located on the Mississippi Riverfront between the safe, clean, and affordable cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The campus spans both cities, connected by a private shuttle. Residents of this charming city are friendly and welcoming, and enjoy outdoor activities year-round.

Get more information about earning an undergraduate degree in STEM or business at St. Thomas! One of our counseling experts will contact you, and help guide you through the entire application and enrollment process.

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