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St. Thomas University

  • Miami Gardens, FL
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 1,035
    total students
  • $27,150 | $27,150
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 42%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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    Reported

    sat math
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    Reported

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Overview

St. Thomas University Offers a Wide Range of Undergraduate Degree Programs for All Interests, Aptitudes, and Careers

St. Thomas has five schools and one college that make up its academic units. They are Biscayne College ; the School of Business; the School of Leadership Studies; the School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management; the School of Theology and Ministry; and the School of Law.

As a private university, St. Thomas offers a flexible set of general education requirements, including philosophy and religion, history and the humanities, the physical sciences and mathematics. St. Thomas University offers 28 major fields of study plus 4 pre-professional tracks. Major academic programs and departments at St. Thomas include the departments of business administration, education, communication arts, physical sciences and mathematics, professional management, humanities, and social sciences and counseling.

Students looking to take part in the 21st century's accelerating global leadership campaigns come to STU for political science, communication arts, and organization leadership. Supporting them will be the scientific leaders in such fields as biology, chemistry, computer science, computer information systems, mathematics, and engineering -- always popular courses at STU.

Academic stalwarts like religious studies, English, and history are always vibrant classes, while those who are called to serve -- in psychology, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, guidance and counseling, health care services, nursing, environmental justice, elementary education, and secondary education -- find their calling well-served by the dedicated faculty and dynamic classes at STU.

Finally, there are always ambitious entrepreneurs ready for what STU has to offer, so the business, sports administration, accounting, finance, economics, management, and tourism/hospitality courses and programs are always well attended.

Strict Undergraduate "General Education Requirements" Flow from STU's Catholic Mission of True Service to Humanity

St. Thomas University's general education requirements for undergraduates follow from its mission, and allow students to select from a broad range of courses that support lifelong, value-oriented education. To this end, courses in the humanities develop college-level skills of written communications, an appreciation for literary masterpieces, and an understanding of the values inherent in the fine arts. The natural world and quantitative reasoning coursework develops critical thinking and gives students the scientific method as a methodology for exploring the material world.

The culture and society requirement challenges students to assess the great achievements of the past, while philosophy emphasizes the "foundational wisdom of human reason," and religious studies explore the varieties of religion and religious experience, promoting "the search for meaning" (Ex Corde Ecclesiae) and inserting the Gospel into conversations with other university disciplines and society at large.

The Catholic identity requirements promote deeper understanding of the Catholic heritage of intellectual and artistic achievement. Finally, the diversity requirement promotes a vigorous, lively interchange among peoples and cultures. Additional services offered by the university to help students enhance their academic experience are the honors program, internship opportunities, and a summer study abroad program.

Dual-Enrollment Program Gives High School Juniors and Seniors the Opportunity to Take College Courses Before Enrolling

The dual enrollment program gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college-level courses for college credit while still in high school. Juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) may participate by applying for admission to St. Thomas University's dual enrollment program via their high school's STU liaison. Offered at participating high school locations in the fall and spring semesters, courses are taught by St. Thomas University professors and/or high school teachers that meet STU's criteria.

All course credits received in the dual enrollment program are accepted by St. Thomas University and are typically transferable to other colleges and universities. While each high school has its own set of courses that it offers, dual enrollment courses at the participating high schools are the equivalent of St. Thomas University undergraduate courses, as listed in its undergraduate catalog.

Student Clubs and Organizations Offer a World of Interests to Balance the Academic Rigors with Action, Service, and Fun

St. Thomas University clubs and organizations range in their goals from academic and social to athletic and awareness raising. Being a part of a campus club or organization can greatly enrich the student experience here at St. Thomas.

Academic clubs include the Psychology Club that works to promote educational experiences to enhance students' understanding of the field. The Biology Club promotes study in the biological sciences and provides students with interest-centered extracurricular activities.

In addition to other cultural, special interest, and fan clubs, there are several journalism and media clubs at STU. WSTU TV runs a closed-circuit television station with students as anchor personalities and technicians, while the "Driftwood" literary and visual arts magazine publishes poems, short stories, essays, screenplays, and photography submitted by students, faculty, and staff.

Life Is Not Just Study and Exams So While Varsity Teams Compete in the NAIA, STU Students Play Intramural Games Together

Recreational sports at St. Thomas University include a variety of year-round activities, including intramural flag football, softball, basketball, and volleyball. On-campus athletic facilities include 6 tennis courts, a swimming pool, 2 basketball courts, 2 baseball fields, a soccer field, , and a state of the art wellness center. The university is a member of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and the Florida Sun Conference. St. Thomas fields men's basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, cross-country and golf and women's soccer, softball, tennis, cross-country and volleyball.

Financial Aid Packages Combine Scholarships, Grants, and Work-Study to Help STU Students Pay for an Education

St. Thomas has always been committed to providing financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to afford an education. Year after year, up to 90 percent of STU students receive financial assistance, with recent years seeing an average merit aid award of $8,500 per student.

St. Thomas participates in federal, state, and institutional need-based financial aid programs and offers grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study opportunities. There are also a number of merit-based scholarships awarded to academically talented students, and athletic grants to young athletes of outstanding ability.

In addition to merit based scholarships some of STU's major scholarships include Honors Scholarships, Transfer Assistance Program and International Student Scholarships.


Location & Contact

16401 Northwest 37th Avenue
FL 33054-6459

Mr.Andre Lightbourne

Director of Admissions

Phone: 305-628-6712
Fax: 305-628-6591
Email: signup@stu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Leadership
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Media Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Nursing Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fire Services Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

42% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied817
    • Accepted347
    • Acceptance Rate42%
    • Enrolled1,035
    • Female Applicants470
    • Females Accepted194
    • Female Acceptance Rate41%
    • Male Applicants347
    • Males Accepted153
    • Male Acceptance Rate44%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.03
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 390 480
    • SAT Math 395 510
    • SAT Writing 400 490
    • ACT Composite 17 21
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$27,150
    • Out-of-state tuition *$27,150
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$0.00
    • Room and board *$5,150.00
    • Room only *$4,120.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,035
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino42.51%
    • Black or African American23.96%
    • White or Caucasian8.02%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian.29%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races1.26%
    • Unknown5.51%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students11% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 20%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Psychology Club, National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), Criminal Justice, Kreyol Nation, Gay Strait Alliance (GSA)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division X Yes
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division X Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division X Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division X Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division X Yes
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty222
    • Full-time Percentage47%
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 1,349 students to 97 faculty


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