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Saint Thomas University

Miami Gardens, FL

At A Glance

Main Address

16401 NW 37th Ave

Opa Locka, FL 33054-6313

https://www.stu.edu/

Admission Office

16401 Northwest 37th Avenue

Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459

(305) 628-6546

Fax : (305) 628-6591

signup@stu.edu

Contact : Tracey Dysart Ford

VP For Enrollment Services

Type of School

Small

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Roman Catholic Church

College Board Code: 5076

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 3,100

In-State Tuition : $34,558.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $34,558.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Affiliated with Archdiocese of Miami.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : Aug 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Apr 15

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 67.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Hispanic-Serving Institution

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 45.0%
Security and Protective Services : 14.0%
Biology : 8.0%
Psychology : 8.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Commerce, General B M
Finance, General B
Hospitality Administration/Management, General B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General M
International Business/Trade/Commerce B M
Organizational Behavior Studies B
Organizational Leadership B
Telecommunications Management B M
Tourism and Travel Services Management B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General B
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance D
Informatics M

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Secondary Education and Teaching B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing A

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Bioethics/Medical Ethics M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling M
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor M
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Pre-Veterinary Studies B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies D
Pre-Law Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B

Psychology
Counseling Psychology M
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Human Services, General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B C
Fire Services Administration B

Social Sciences
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Religious Education B M
Theology/Theological Studies D M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Independent Study

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Accelerated Program

Internships

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

200 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : Chapel of St. Anthony, research gardens

Geographic Location : 10 miles north of Miami.

Very Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,100

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,373

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

In state students : 87.0%

Out of state students : 13.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 2.0%

Black African American : 26.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 45.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 7.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 15.0%

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 40.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $250.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Bobcats

Sport Member : NAIA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intramural

Intercollegiate

Scholarship

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Chaplain/spiritual director

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Financial aid counseling

Legal services

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Other Sports : E-SPORTS Intercollegiate


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $40.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 5,098

Admitted : 2,785

Enrolled : 468

Somewhat selective 55.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Level of Applicant's Interest

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

High school grades and standardized test scores are primary factors. Class rank, interview, school, community activities, and letters of recommendation are also considered.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 20.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 22.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 26.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 26.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 6.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 1.0%

600 - 699 : 9.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 45.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 11.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 43.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: St. Thomas University is an active participant in the CEEB Advanced Placement program. Any score of 3 or above will give a student at least three semester hours of St. Thomas University credit, and, in many cases, will also satisfy General, Program, or Major Requirements. It is possible for a high school graduate to enter St. Thomas University with Sophomore standing based on AP coursework. Students must have their scores sent directly to the University by the end of their first semester.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

2

0

Social Studies

3

0

Academic Electives

6

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 76.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 24.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

430 - 540

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

460 - 550

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

--

All

Biology

3

3

--

All

Calculus AB

3

4

--

All

Calculus BC

3

4

--

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

--

All

Chemistry

3

3

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

--

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

--

All

Drawing

3

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

--

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

--

All

European History

3

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Latin

3

3

--

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

--

All

Microeconomics

3

3

--

All

Physics 1

4

4

--

All

Physics 2

4

4

--

All

Physics B

3

4

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

--

--

All

Psychology

3

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

--

All

Statistics

3

3

--

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

--

All

United States History

3

3

--

All

World History: Modern

3

3

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

6

Biology

50

6

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

6

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

6

College Mathematics

50

6

English Literature

50

6

French I

50

6

French II

50

6

German I

50

6

German II

50

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

50

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Yamirka Rial

Financial aid office phone : (305) 474-6900

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $795.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Leadership

State/District Residency

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$34,558.00

$34,558.00

$34,558.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$34,558.00

$34,558.00

$34,558.00

Room and board:

$12,360.00

$16,488.00

$3,294.00

Books and supplies:

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,201.00

$3,201.00

$3,201.00

Transportation expenses:

$3,630.00

$3,630.00

$3,630.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$55,249.00

$59,377.00

$46,183.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$55,249.00

$59,377.00

$46,183.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 12

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 60

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $40.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $34,558.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $12,360.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,488.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $795.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 71

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser