University of St Thomas (UST)

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UST can be found in Houston, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 3,800 students are enrolled at UST.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1058 (25th percentile) to 1243 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to UST. We were able to estimate the University of St Thomas (UST) average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. UST admits about 90% of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 36% of students registered for enrollment. 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 87.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,100 college applications submitted to University of St Thomas. 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: 20 - 26
  • UST Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of St Thomas, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of St Thomas has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.4%
  • 2017-2018: 80.9%
  • 2018-2019: 82.2%
  • 2019-2020: 87.3%
  • Projected UST Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 77.5%

How Does University of St Thomas (UST) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for UST is fifty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Houston Baptist University71.1%
University of Houston-Victoria55.5%
Huston-Tillotson University62.5%
Saint Edward's University88.2%
Southwestern University49.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • 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 Reading538 - 623
Math520 - 620
Total Score1058 - 1243
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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