University of St Thomas
Houston, TX, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,223
Total Number of Undergrads
1,978
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
58%
20-39 Students
41%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
44%
55%
Ethnicity

African American
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
White
53%
Hispanic
21%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
The education you will receive here does not compare to that of another University. You will learn a great deal and grow in your spirituality, whether you are Catholic or not.
Student
As mentioned, because every classroom has an active Doctorate professor who is obviously there because they have a natural interest in teaching and in their vocation of their field, these professionals expect the same desire to be attendant and fervent from their students. St. Thomas expects academics to be a priority in the student's lives so the work one must endeavor is not to be done carelessly or without drawing out something more out of the student with every passing week, but it is a university that promotes involvement in non-academic activities so as to keep with their goal for a well-rounded overall informed person. From the first day of classes to the last weeks of finals in every semester the students are vigorously at work but the library is not a scene of dead cemetery-like isolated desperateness instead it is a lively place of interchanging ideas, a collective community of ingenuity even with respected areas of silence/privacy if that is your preference.
Juliette from Houston, TX
Some classes are more difficult than others, but if you go into class knowing what to expect, it will motivate you to study more, and the professors help you out a lot. Do not be afraid to ask questions!
Simberly from Houston, TX
The rigor can be very difficult but with time management and some organization it can be achieved. Once you get your school schedule you will be able to balance your time between study time and free time. Everyone needs some free time for a healthy college experience.
Nicholas from Katy, TX
Academically speaking, this school will offer and help one decide what career to take. There are many tutors available that will you help you throughout all the questions one has.
A Liberal Arts education in general requieres a lot of determination, so it is understandable that the academic rigor at UST requires diligence and passion to EARN a degree.
Lily from Houston, TX
Every class is challenging, yet enjoyable. The professors all love their subjects and are complete experts, so there are always good conversations to be had and interesting things to learn.
Alexandra from Houston, TX
University of St. Thomas takes pride in the fact it is a writing intensive school. Just about all your classes will have essay formatted exams and every class from english to astronomy will have at least three essays per semester. The school has received many academic honors over the years and has an pressive reputation for getting its students to top notch graduate schools, medical school, and law schools (this includes a high number of students going to Harvard Law School).
Allison from Kingwood, TX

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