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University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas (also known as UST or simply St. Thomas) is a private, Catholic, liberal arts, and archdiocesan university located in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Founded in 1885 as a Catholic seminary, it is named after Thomas Aquinas, the medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher who was the patron saint of students in the Roman Catholic Church.

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Location

Address
2115 Summit Ave
City
State Paul
State
MN
Zip/Post Code
55105

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
6336
Total Graduate enrollment
3980
In State Tuition Fees
34013
Out State Tuition Fees
34013
ACT Score
28
SAT Score
1310
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.6
Male Female Ratio
54:46
Acceptance Rate
86%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Tommie The Tomcat
Colors
Purple Gray
Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate

College History

History

Founded in 1885 by John Ireland, archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, St. Thomas began as an all-male, Catholic seminary.[4] In 1894, St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary became a liberal arts college through a gift from local railroad tycoon James J. Hill, who provided funds to establish the St. Paul Seminary apart from the college.[5] In 1903, the College of St. Thomas established a military program on campus, and it was officially termed a military school by the U.S. War Department in 1906. Initially, the school gave out two-year diplomas in commercial and classical programs before awarding its first academic degrees in 1915. In 1922, military training became optional. From the late 1920s through the mid-1930s, the Holy Cross Fathers, who run the University of Notre Dame, controlled the college's administration. The diocese called those priests in to help with the school's financial problems; those priests were known as a crisis intervention team of sorts for parochial schools of that time. During World War II, St. Thomas served as a training base for naval officers, which kept the school open when men who would have attended college were fighting in the war. After the war, in 1948, the college established "Tom Town" on the eastern end of the lower quadrant, which is currently the site to the O'Shaughnessey-Frey Library and O'Shaughnessey Education Center. Tom Town, made of 20 double-dwelling huts, consisted of white, barrack-like housing units for faculty, students and their families. The units helped to meet housing demand after WWII. In the latter half of the 20th century, St. Thomas started two of its most notable graduate programs: Education in 1950 and Business Administration in 1974. The school became co-educational in 1977 and although women were not allowed to enroll until then, female students from St. Catherine University (then the College of St. Catherine) often took classes at St. Thomas. Women were also present as instructors and administrators on campus but the staff, faculty, and administration has seen a vast increase in female employment since the move to co-education. In 1990, the College of St. Thomas became the University of St. Thomas[6] and the following year, the university opened the Minneapolis campus. In 2001, UST reinstated its School of Law at its Minneapolis Campus; it had been shut down during the Great Depression. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was the speaker at the Grand Opening.

College Specialty

Specialty

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.

Alumni

Alumni

Kristen Aldridge � Actress and TV host of celebrity news and gossip website omg! NOW on Yahoo (Broadcast Journalism major) Semhar Araia � Social activist and international lawyer James N. Azim, Jr. � Wisconsin State Assemblyman David H. Bieter � Mayor of Boise, Idaho Larry Bond � Game designer and author John Brothers � Nonprofit sector expert and author Dan Buettner � Explorer, educator, author Robert Buss � Managing Director, Disciplined Growth Investors Dottie Cannon � Miss Minnesota USA 2006 Michael Ciresi � Internationally prominent attorney John Francis Doerfler - bishop Derek Donnelly � MadLemonade, CEO Tom Dooher � President, Education Minnesota Vince Flynn � Author Timothy Flynn � Chairman, KPMG International Ron Fowler � Owner, San Diego Padres Herb Franta � Professional football player Mary K. Brainerd � President & CEO, HealthPartners Inc. Michael J. Hoffman � CEO, The Toro Company Bernadeia Johnson � Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools[32] Miriam Johnson � actress, co-host of the Hometime PBS TV series; she received her degree in communication and theater from the University of St. Thomas[33][34] Abraham Kaplan � Philosopher John Kundla � First ever coach for the Minneapolis Lakers Jake Mauer � Professional baseball player and coach Leah McLean � Anchor, KSTP T.D. Mischke � Radio talk show host Michael Noel - Finance Jim Oberstar � Former U.S. Congressman Gerald Rauenhorst � Founding chairman, Opus Corp. Chuck Reichow � Professional football player Patrick J. Ryan � Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Army Hussein Samatar � politician, banker and community organizer John Schneider � General manager of the Seattle Seahawks Evan Schwartz � Author Ali Selim � Film director Ryan Shaver - Sports Anchor Joe Soucheray � Radio Talk Show Host Will Steger � Polar explorer Brittany Thelemann � Miss Minnesota USA 2011 John Vachon � Photographer Roy Vassau � Professional football player Ann Winblad � Venture Capitalist Natalie Kane-traffic reporter T.R. Knight � Actor, known for role on Grey's Anatomy

Campus

Campus

Urban: 78 Acres (32�Ha)

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