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University of Saint Thomas

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1947
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,805
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $45,858,560
Admissions Address

3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006-4696

Website

http://www.stthom.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@stthom.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: August 19
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mr. David Melton
Admissions office telephone: (713) 525-3500
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 19
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.texasmentor.org/applications/St._Thomas/apply.html Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $300 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 18 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 26
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 90%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 90%
Total applicants: 890
Total acceptances: 804
Total freshman enrollment: 302
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 282
Male acceptances: 256
Male freshman enrollment: 106
 
Female applicants: 608
Female acceptances: 548
Female freshman enrollment: 196
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 3%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 24%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 51%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 70%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 77%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 630
Math: 510 – 620
Combined: 1020 – 1250

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.0% 6.0%
600-699 26.0% 32.0%
500-599 45.0% 41.0%
400-499 18.0% 19.0%
300-399 1.0% 2.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 18%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 28
Math: 21 – 27
Composite: 23 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9.0% 15.0% 8.0%
24-29 47.0% 41.0% 44.0%
18-23 42.0% 36.0% 37.0%
12-17 2.0% 8.0% 11.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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