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 1483 (25th percentile) to 1798 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 23 (25th percentile) to 28 (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 (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. UST admits about 80% of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 39% 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of St Thomas was reported as 77.2% in Fall 2013 with over 782 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 SAT Scores: 1483 - 1798
  • UST ACT Scores: 23 - 28
  • UST Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UST has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.9%
  • 2010-2011: 81.2%
  • 2011-2012: 78.4%
  • 2012-2013: 80.0%
  • 2013-2014: 77.2%
  • Projected UST Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.8%

How Does University of St Thomas (UST) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UST is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Houston Baptist University73.2%
University of Houston-Victoria51.0%
Huston-Tillotson University45.9%
Saint Edward's University78.5%
Southwestern University52.2%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of St Thomas (UST) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math510 - 620
Writing483 - 588
Total Score1483 - 1798
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math23 - 27
Composite Score23 - 28
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