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Saint Thomas University

16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL

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Saint Thomas University is a nonprofit private school that has a fair number of degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in Miami Gardens, Florida, in a predominately suburban area. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Around 2,500 students enroll at Saint Thomas University yearly.

Students can select from a few areas of study, including:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Most students admitted to Saint Thomas University have an SAT score in a range of 1160 to 1467, or an ACT composite score between 16 to 21. Approximately 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at Saint Thomas University, with 53 percent of those accepted choosing to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at stu.edu.

Tuition is approximately $26,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of grants and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Saint Thomas University through the NAIA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division II)

Students should visit the school's http://www.stu.edu to see additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Saint Thomas University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to Saint Thomas University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading400 - 477
SAT ® Math380 - 500
SAT ® Writing380 - 490
SAT ® Total Score1160 - 1467

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English14 - 20
ACT ® Math15 - 20
ACT ® Composite Score16 - 21

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances for admission at Saint Thomas University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions510 (63%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled270 (53%)

Student Enrollment

Saint Thomas University has a total student population of about 2,500. The student body is made up of 45% undergraduate students and 55% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $28,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $500 to $600 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $8,600, the amount includes nineteen meals each week

Saint Thomas University contains multiple schools that oversee specific programs and their respective curriculums. These schools may also have differing admissions procedures and tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Law School (Tuition: $34,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$15,905
Receiving Student Loans70%$7,744

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 6%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Saint Thomas University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Saint Thomas University is approximately 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years24%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Law Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (since 1988)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (D)
  • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (C, D, M)
  • International Business, Trade and Tax Law

Business and Marketing Studies


Security and Protective Services


Communications and Journalism

  • Communication and Media Studies (B, C, M)

Health and Clinical Professions

Social Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

English Language and Literature

  • Technical and Business Writing (B, C)
  • English (B)

Theology and Religious Vocations


Computer and Information Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Physical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

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