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University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

tel: (713) 522-7911
fax: (713) 942-5035

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University of St. Thomas
At the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, you will find yourself in the midst of a close-knit campus of fewer than 4,000 students with all the benefits of a small community in a big city. UST offers 35 undergraduate majors, 10 preprofessional programs and 12 graduate degrees in business, education, liberal arts and science.

Small Classes, Big Opportunities
At UST, small classes averaging 16 people foster one-on-one interactions among faculty and fellow students. Professors—not teaching assistants—teach all classes. Experienced advisors encourage students to enroll in a variety of classes to obtain a well-rounded education. Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences makes UST students dynamic candidates for jobs.

Study Abroad
UST’s partnerships with international universities provide opportunities to take education abroad through group and individual programs in regions, such as South and Central America, Europe and Asia. UST graduates go on to truly make a difference in the lives of others with their understanding of the greater common good.

Student Research
From their first year at UST, students have opportunities to assist with research on campus. These opportunities prepare students for the professional world whether public, private or academic. Experience with research tools in the practice of their discipline gives graduates firsthand knowledge and makes them more competitive in the job market and on graduate school applications.

Service Learning Program
Working hand-in-hand with community partners, service learning provides students with experiences during which they can apply their theoretical and classroom learning to the real world. Examples include volunteering at an underserved clinic, helping individuals with income tax preparation and starting community gardens.

Internships and Careers
A centrally located campus gives students easy access to internships in several industries. Students are encouraged to complete internships, and the Career Services department on campus helps students find available positions and put together a résumé, provides interview tips and hosts numerous career fairs and networking events.
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For the 21st consecutive year, the University of St. Thomas was named to the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges’ list of universities offering master’s degrees in the western region of the United States.

UST is currently ranked 27th in the 2015 edition, up six spots from the 2014 ranking of 33rd.

University rankings provide a starting point to compare various aspects of different schools at a glance. Combined with campus visits and interviews, the rankings provide a resource for parents and students contemplating one of life’s most challenging financial decisions.

U.S. News & World Report surveyed more than 1,600 colleges and universities for its annual publication, and based its rankings on widely accepted indicators of excellence, including freshman retention rates, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty.

St. Thomas’ low student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, and the high percentage of freshmen who were ranked in the top quarter of their high school graduating class were key factors in St. Thomas’ ranking. More than 3,500 students come to St. Thomas from 40 states and 54 countries.

St. Thomas is categorized among schools that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, but few doctoral programs. St. Thomas offers 35 undergraduate degree programs, 12 master’s programs and one doctoral program in philosophy. The universities in this category are ranked within four geographic areas – North, South, Midwest and West – because these schools tend to draw students heavily from the surrounding states.