St. Thomas University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University is a private, Roman Catholic institution in Miami Gardens, Florida. The institution has a large selection of 28 undergraduate and 17 graduate degree programs for students to choose from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Campus life is robust, with more than 20 academic, cultural, and special interest organizations and clubs. The St. Thomas Bobcats play in the Sun Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.


  • Total Enrollment: 4,227 (2,692 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male/56% Female
  • 33% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,830
  • Books: $850
  • Room and Board: $11,700
  • Other Expenses: $4,896
  • Total Cost: $49,276

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,791
    • Loans: $7,983

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Organizational Leadership, Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 36%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 30%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball

Overview of St. Thomas University Admissions

In 2018, St. Thomas University had an acceptance rate of 52%, while just around half of applicants gained admission each year. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Thomas University Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 490/580
    • SAT Math: 460/560
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 16/21
    • ACT English: 15/21
    • ACT Math: 16/20

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for St. Thomas University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If St. Thomas University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at San Antonio, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, East Carolina University, Hampton University, Old Dominion University, Coastal Carolina University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for St. Thomas University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Seton Hall University, Pace University, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than St. Thomas University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Texas at Dallas, Penn State University Park, Syracuse University, Temple University, Drexel University, Hofstra University, University of Cincinnati

Applying to St. Thomas University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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