Location
Houston, TX
Undergrads
1,255
Tuition
$26,890
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 445 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Our school is located in the Houston mefical center and arts/museum district. Rice University is nearby.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: No Greek life exists on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I see no problems with ethnic diversity as three out of five of my closest circle of friends ewould be considered an ethnic minority. All of us have formed a tight bond and my friends have not voiced any complaints to me about discrimination or lack of acceptance. There is a strong faction of really conservative, Catholic students. But, I tend to stsy wsy from polarizing groups. I haven’t experienced any problems.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not yet considered off campus housing. So, I haven't looked at the options or thought about them. Most students stay on campus. About half the seniors move off campus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I simply met with the department head afte a phone inquiry. This school is open anvd friendly to inquiring students.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The program is great. However, I am considering a change of majors to find a better fit to my personality and skill strengths. It is easy to get in to see my advisor for counseling. I have two options I am considering, both of which are highly rated programs at the school that would provide great career opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The small number of students mskes it easy to make friends and find your niche. Most students are liberal minded and accepting of one another.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't really participated or paid much attention to this area of campus life.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose my school again.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the English pub adjacent to campus. It cant be beat for food, atmosphere, and walking distance.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There is a limitation on the top academic scholarship going to Catholics only. I received the maximum academic scholarship given to a non-Catholic student.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a strong support system of academic tutoring and professor availability to students. Also, there are many volunteer and internship positions.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The work load is reasonable. But, best aspect is the small class size and the support of the professors.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There is a curfew for opposite gender students being in your dorm room.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's very easy to change roommate at the semester break if needed. Also, the security is tight making it a very safe campus.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no greek life on campus at University of St. Thomas

4 College Junior

Academics: The academics are very challenging and well-rounded. Every degree plan requires core courses that develop the student as a person, educated in morality, philosophy, social sciences, and fine arts.

4 College Junior

Academics: Academics are well done. The workload is heavy but manageable.

3 College Junior

Parking: As a commuter the Parking Garage could get expensive. However, when living on campus parking is free and convenient.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Needs a lot of improvement to be healthier and cater to on-campus students.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial Aid is well run at UST, and gives opportunity to many non-traditional students.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Being in the heart of Houston, there is no shortage of good food options.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics department is well run, I wish they had more funding to get a full-size facility, including a lap pool. School Spirit is high though when it comes to basketball.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The campus is a dry campus except in the upperclassmen apartment building. There is a lot of drinking and partying that occurs off campus among some students.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: There is one apartment building available for upperclassmen, and a residence hall for all students. The rooms are nice with private bathrooms, and many meeting and social spaces are available.

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Anna Fata
Hometown
Houston, TX
Major
Communication
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The University of St. Thomas is not for everyone. It's not a party school with Greek life, thousands of students to meet, wild fans at huge sporting events, or Ivy League admissions standards. But for those who decide to attend UST, there are great opportunities to flourish here. The small community provides students a comfortable environment in a large city. Students are well prepared for careers, and many departments help students find internship, research, and networking opportunities to help better the chances of students landing a dream job. As a Catholic institution, there are convenient Mass times, and friendly priests and nuns who provide moral support for students, regardless of their religion. Catholic students can get involved with religious activities to deepen their faith and meet other people who share the same values.

There are so many ways to become a big fish in a small pond here, with students encouraged to become leaders on campus. The small population allows most students to become familiar faces. Even the shyest people make long-lasting friendships. The small classes also lead to close relationships between students and teachers. Plus, the president of the University can be seen regularly walking around campus, talking to students on a first-name basis. You can rest assured that you will not feel like a number here. Maybe you won’t leave UST with a ton of drunken nights you will never remember, but you will definitely leave with memories you will never forget.

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