St. Thomas University

Private, Four-years School Located in Miami Gardens, FL

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How much is the St. Thomas tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, St. Thomas's tuition & fees is $34,770.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $52,676 when a student lives on-campus.

St. Thomas Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$34,770
Books & Supplies Costs$360
On-campus Room & Board$12,460
On-campus Expenses$5,086
Off-campus Room & Board$14,688
Off-campus Expenses$6,901
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$36,702

How Much Does it Cost to Go to St. Thomas for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $149,798 at St. Thomas. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $224,172. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $117,120.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$35,810$53,766$28,174
Sophomore (2024-25)$36,882$55,256$28,899
Junior (2025-26)$37,985$56,788$29,642
Senior (2026-27)$39,121$58,363$30,405
4 Years Total$149,798$224,172$117,120
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$36,882$55,256$28,899
Sophomore (2025-26)$37,985$56,788$29,642
Junior (2026-27)$39,121$58,363$30,405
Senior (2027-28)$40,292$59,982$31,188
4 Years Total$154,280$230,389$120,134
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$37,985$56,788$29,642
Sophomore (2026-27)$39,121$58,363$30,405
Junior (2027-28)$40,292$59,982$31,188
Senior (2028-29)$41,497$61,647$31,991
4 Years Total$158,895$236,780$123,227
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$39,121$58,363$30,405
Sophomore (2027-28)$40,292$59,982$31,188
Junior (2028-29)$41,497$61,647$31,991
Senior (2029-30)$42,739$63,358$32,816
4 Years Total$163,649$243,350$126,401
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$40,292$59,982$31,188
Sophomore (2028-29)$41,497$61,647$31,991
Junior (2029-30)$42,739$63,358$32,816
Senior (2030-31)$44,017$65,118$33,662
4 Years Total$168,545$250,106$129,657

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, St. Thomas' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $19,195.
In-StateOut-of-State
St. Thomas University$34,770
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between St. Thomas and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
St. Thomas UniversityMiami Gardens, FL$34,770$16,040
Mercy CollegeDobbs Ferry, NY$22,106$18,960
Louisiana Christian UniversityPineville, LA$19,740$8,524
Stetson UniversityDeLand, FL$55,220$17,586
Louisiana State University-ShreveportShreveport, LA$20,481$19,846
University of Alaska SoutheastJuneau, AK$21,096$25,367
Evangel UniversitySpringfield, MO$27,192$8,754
La Salle UniversityPhiladelphia, PA$35,570$27,770
Fort Hays State UniversityHays, KS$16,811$12,051
Western Colorado UniversityGunnison, CO$23,683$15,550
Aurora UniversityAurora, IL$28,220$15,363

Financial Aid and COA

At St. Thomas University, 1,627 students (45%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $24,848.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at St. Thomas is $27,828 for students living on-campus and $31,871 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 530 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $22,668 and the average amount of student loans is $5,809.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$52,676
COA (off-campus)$56,719
Tuition & Fees$34,770
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$17,906
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$21,949
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,828
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,871
Average Financial Aid$24,848
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,62745%$24,848
Pell Grants98628%$4,919
Federal Student Loan1,02629%$5,927
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid530100%-
Grants or Scholarships530100%$22,668
Federal Grants38172%$5,574
Pell Grants35266%$5,045
Other Federal Grants23043%$1,512
State/Local Grants40777%$3,125
Institutional Grants52599%$16,416
Student Loan Aid38472%$5,809
Federal Student Loans38071%$5,243
Other Student Loans204%$11,918

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

St. Thomas's acceptance rate is 70.86%. A total of 6,737 applicants applied to and 4,774 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 536 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 11.23%.
To apply to St. Thomas, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,7372,908$3,829
Admitted4,7741,997$2,777
Enrolled536318$218
Acceptance Rate70.86%68.67%72.53%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)11.23%15.92%7.85%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered But Not Required
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

St. Thomas University has a total of 6,370 students including 3,950 undergraduate and 2,420 graduate students. By gender, there are 2,536 male students and 3,385 female students attending St. Thomas. The school offers online degree programs and 1,416 students enrolled online exclusively (22.23% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,921 2,5363,385
Undergraduate3,608 1,7051,903
Graduate2,313 8311,482

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL
Phone305-625-6000
WEBwww.stu.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered65 Programs
Online Program Offered14 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered28 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate65.15%
Yield10.94%
Student Population6,370
Graduation Rate43%
Transfer-out Rate37%
Retention Rate53%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties78 (Full-time), 593 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs293 (Full-time), 664 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$81,723
Average Staff Salary$59,346