About St. Thomas
How far you go depends on where you go
The University of St. Thomas is the largest private university in Minnesota and one of the largest Catholic colleges or universities in the nation, with more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our eight schools and colleges.
We are ranked as a "Top National University" and "Best Value School" by U.S. News & World Report, and are in the top 20 in The Princeton Review's list of "Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs", thanks to the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship.
Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. Rooted in this Catholic identity, we are committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I); our convictions call us to protect and enhance the dignity of every human and to work for a more just and equitable society. At the University of St. Thomas, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world.
Mission, Convictions and Heritage
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
History/Our Founder John Ireland
1910: Growth of a College
1946: Welcome Veterans
1977: Becoming Coeducational
St. Thomas became coeducational in the fall of 1977, enrolling its first 211 women undergraduates.
1990s: From College to University
1992: A Minneapolis Campus
Office of the President
The President is responsible for the direction of the University, and believes our mission compels us to cultivate three values: the true, the beautiful and the good.