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About the Twin Cities

Twin Cities of Minnesota - Metropolitan Meets Nature

The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis offer double the fun, with two vibrant downtowns and the best parks of any cities in America.

At St. Thomas, students have the opportunity to attend classes on our two main campuses, located in the heart of the Twin Cities (with a third campus in Rome). Each campus has a different vibe, but overall we have the classic on-campus college experience, nestled in a small residential neighborhood.

Living and studying in an urban environment such as St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis allows you the opportunity to build professional connections and gain potential job opportunities at large corporations and local businesses. You can also indulge in the Twin Cities' huge art, food, sports and entertainment scenes.

If you're looking for an urban experience with entertainment, dining, shopping and arts venues, we've got it. If you love nature and the outdoors, we've got that, too. Our St. Paul campus borders the Mississippi River and miles of trails connect it to Minneapolis' famous chain of lakes.

University of St. Thomas Land Acknowledgment

of the top public companies in MN actively recruit Tommies
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Enjoying All Seasons


With the beautiful backdrop of colorful leaves and fresh, crisp air, the Twin Cities becomes the perfect place to enjoy the season. From kayaking to Boom Island Park to shopping at the cities largest farmer's market to finding all the most instragammable spots around downtown like the Stone Arch Bridge, there's a lot to love.

Enjoying All Seasons


Getting around campus is easily done on foot (or skateboard), and many students choose to bike or scooter to nearby destinations.

Enjoying All Seasons


When the temperatures drop in the Twin Cities, the excitement heats up with plenty of awesome things to do both inside and out! From the award-winning MN Zoo with more than 4,500 animals, to the Hyland Hills Ski Park Reserve to the St. Paul Winter Carnival, you will find there is more to the Twin Cities than just cold.

Enjoying All Seasons


Winter can be a peaceful time, especially when snow blankets the trees, lending a glow to the evening.

Enjoying All Seasons


Spring is all hello sunshine and Vitamin D. You can take in spring baseball, stroll through the arboretum, catch a snooze in the park by Minnehaha Falls or just hang out with friends at one of our many outdoor patio restaurants and coffee bars.

Enjoying All Seasons


Summer will definitely give you the blues - blue skies and blue water everywhere, we mean. There's plenty of fun activities, from wandering through the sculpture garden to every kind of water sport to having fun with friends at one of our many summer festivals.

on-campus job fair with employer booths

Professional Opportunities

The Twin Cities have the most Fortune 500 companies per capita of any U.S. metro area and St. Thomas alumni work at all of them:

  • 3M
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Best Buy
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide
  • Ecolab
  • General Mills
  • Hormel Foods
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Polaris Industries
  • Securian Financial Group
  • Supervalu
  • Target
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • Xcel Energy

Diversity in the Twin Cities

As the 16th most populous urban area in the United States, St. Paul and Minneapolis are a melting pot of cultures, languages, and backgrounds. From the Somali community in Cedar-Riverside to the Hmong population in Frogtown, the Twin Cities celebrate the beauty of multiculturalism, making it a dynamic and inclusive place to live.

About Our Twin Cities Campuses

At St. Thomas, students have the opportunity to live and learn on three campuses: St. Paul, Minneapolis and Rome (Bernardi).

Learn more about our two main campuses in the heart of the Twin Cities.