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More than half of our students cite a recommendation from a trusted adult as the most influential factor in choosing to attend St. Thomas. This makes our alumni our most valuable resource when finding the next generation of Tommies. From volunteering at a recruitment event to a simple "Have you considered St. Thomas at all?" to a relative or neighbor, advocacy is the most important element in growing the Tommie Network.

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Refer a Tommie

Who has more influence than U.S. News & World Report? You do!

A surprising 53 percent of our admitted students learn about - and choose - St. Thomas because of a friend or family member's recommendation. As a trusted source, your recommendation means a lot. We’re asking you to refer students you know to St. Thomas.

We Are Tommies

College is a lot of things. A time to meet new people and try new things. An opportunity to see the world. A start to your career. And you’ll find all of that at St. Thomas - allow us to introduce ourselves.

Majors and Academics

As one of the top colleges in the midwest, we offer an exceptional academic experience through small class sizes, reputable faculty and extensive academic choices. St. Thomas has more than 90 majors and 60 minors to help you fulfill your academic and career goals.

Graduate Admissions

Expand your knowledge through graduate education at the University of St. Thomas. Our program offerings, faculty and student resources will prepare you to be a leader in your field. With 7 colleges and schools and more than 65 graduate degree programs, we prepare students to serve in all areas of the community. We will challenge you to think critically, act wisely and work skillfully, all for the common good.

Financial Aid

At St. Thomas, the average cost to most families is far less than the total "sticker price." In fact, 97 percent of our students receive a merit-based scholarship or award. Institutional merit awards for fall 2018 ranged from $9,000 to $30,000.

Dougherty Family College

This two-year college within the University of St. Thomas opened in the fall of 2017 at the downtown Minneapolis campus. It offers an associate degree, but its rigorous curriculum is especially designed for students who ultimately aspire to a four-year college degree. As a student here, you’ll be mentored by St. Thomas faculty and participate in internships. And, you’ll enjoy the benefits of being part of the state’s largest private university.