University of St. Thomas (UST)

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UST can be found in Saint Paul, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly nine thousand students are enrolled at University of St. Thomas.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at University of St. Thomas. A score between 1160 - 1350 on the SAT exam, or 24 - 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the University of St. Thomas (UST) average GPA ranges from 3.35 to 3.57 for accepted students. UST has an acceptance rate of around 81% with 27% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of St. Thomas (UST) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of St. Thomas was reported as 80.5% in Fall 2020 with over 7,230 college applications submitted to UST. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UST ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • UST Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of St. Thomas?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UST is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of St. Thomas has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 82.7%
  • 2017-2018: 84.2%
  • 2018-2019: 80.4%
  • 2019-2020: 80.5%
  • Projected UST Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 75.7%

How Does University of St. Thomas (UST) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of St. Thomas is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Macalester College32.3%
St Catherine University67.3%
Hamline University67.7%
Augsburg College76.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of St. Thomas (UST) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 660
Math590 - 690
Total Score1160 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math23 - 28
Composite Score24 - 29
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