St Thomas University in Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens, FL

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St Thomas University offers 288-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 85%. The most popular test is SAT - 72% of students submitted it in comparison to 54% of students who submitted ACT. 39.3% are women, and 60.7% are men. 5% percents of international students. St Thomas University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at St Thomas University is 21620$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $34673 and $41363 per year. 36% of full-time St Thomas University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $44,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The St Thomas University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, St Thomas University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$20,817
$30,001 - $48,000$21,836
$48,001 - $75,000$22,835
$75,001 - $110,000$25,227

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3700

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


874 of St Thomas University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 93 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes St Thomas University number 52 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Florida.

Students at St Thomas University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in St Thomas University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


St Thomas University graduation rate is below the national average.

36% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to St Thomas University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

8 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

St Thomas University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 62%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 23%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so St Thomas University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 14%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The St Thomas University full-time retention rate is 57% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking St Thomas University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1220 - 1530

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 410 - 520
Math: 400 - 510
Writing: 410 - 500

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking St Thomas University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
17 - 22

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 15 - 23
Math: 16 - 21
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at St Thomas University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In St Thomas University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at St Thomas University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Florida.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on St. Thomas University

The campus located by 16401 Nw 37Th Ave address in Miami Gardens, Florida.


St. Thomas University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of St Thomas University with 0.28% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on St. Thomas University are burglary, robbery, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

St Thomas University offers 288 programs in total: 111 are for Bachelor's degree, 84 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 45 - for Master's degree, 15 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 9 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 9 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 83 universities in Miami-Dade county, with one of the highest number of Postbaccalaureate certificate. St Thomas University is one of the few institutions in Miami-Dade that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance education programs that are offered in the St Thomas University: 9 are for Bachelor's degree, 6 - for Master's degree and 6 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Florida state average data to help you compare.


St Thomas University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1355 students with 40649 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 627 with 15058 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 609 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for St Thomas University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

The philosophy and Catholic Studies departments at this university are stellar. I hope that this university continues to find its identity in its patron, and doesn't stray from the tradition it originated from.

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Overall Rating:

Private universities should be banned. Its tuition cost reinforces a class system which is unfair to everyone's humanity. This place gets one star and not 0--soley b/c jack nelson pallmeyer teaches here

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This is a racist school, people of color do not attend. Colored folks please do not attend and give them your money.

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Overall Rating:

Although the school is expensive, I believe the quality of professors, education, and courses taught at St. Thomas is worth the money. The courses I've taken has open my eyes to how complex, diverse, and fascinating the world is around me. I feel supported academically (by tutors, professors, academic counselors, etc.), financially, socially, emotionally, and psychologically at this institution. I am not Catholic, but I still feel accepted and comfortable collaborating with students who have different views than me. I am proud to call myself a Tommie.

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Overall Rating:

I’ve been at the University of Saint Thomas for a semester and I’ve learned more here than I did during my time at other schools in Minnesota. It can be expensive to go here but if there are students in need, the university has the resources to accommodate those who need it. You just have to ask and be willing. If you have a 1.0 GPA... you may not be seen as a good candidate for much help though. Lastly, the campus is beautiful and the professors are amazing.

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Location & Website

Address: 16401 NW 37th Ave


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3056256000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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