Aquinas Hall is framed by orange leaves October 18, 2016.

Rankings and Recognition

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First-Generation College Students

St. Thomas is recognized as a First-Gen Forward Institution by the Center for First-Generation Student Success. One of only 200 institutions with this designation, it recognizes our commitment to first-generation student success.

Learn More About Our Proud To Be First Program
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Other Highlights

  • Our Catholic Studies program is the oldest and largest of its kind in the country.
  • Our School of Education’s graduate programs are ranked No. 2 in Minnesota (U.S. News & World Report).
  • Our School of Engineering's Master of Data Science program is ranked No. 5 in the nation (Fortune)
  • We are recognized as one of the top 387 colleges by the Princeton Review.
  • Our actuarial science program is a designated Actuarial Science Center of Excellence; one of only 39 institutions in the world to hold this designation.
  • Our Air Force ROTC Detachment 410 ranks in the top 10% of the 145 detachments nationwide.
  • TommieMedia, our student-run news outlet for the university, is a national leader in all-digital college journalism and winner of a National Online Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.