Saint Paul, MN
University of St Thomas-Saint Paul


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Recent Reviews

Lindsey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the "broken leg test" seriously. That is, if you break your leg and cannot play your varsity sport, will you still be ha...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the "broken leg test" seriously. That is, if you break your leg and cannot play your varsity sport, will you still be happy going to this college? If the answer is no, than find a better place to go, even if that means not playing at the varsity level. In the end, your education is more important, and you can always find other rescources off campus to play the sport you love, and attend the university you love. Become organized! Your life will get busy and, at times, very hard. If you stay organized and keep small goals in your line of sight you will be more successful. Build a strong support system around you for when you are faced with difficulties. It helps to have friends and family who support you when times get tough.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The amount it costs for the education I have recieved from poor quality professors

Maureen
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

They have a great business and law school and huge alumni basis for after graduation.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

They have a great business and law school and huge alumni basis for after graduation.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior there were so many questions and worries I had about coming to college. I regularly sat and pondered what would be in store for me for the coming fall. I was worried about everything from my dorm to the cafeteria food to the classes. My excitement turned into more of a pang of fear everytime the question of my future plans arose. If I could go back in time I would love to tell myself to not worry, not to be fearful. College has by far been the most exiting time of my life thus far and I wish that I hadn't spent so much time worrying about it and making myself sick over it. The things that may have seemed scary turned out to be the most exciting events, a time for me to learn new things about myself and about the world around me. I would tell myself to take the things that are unfamiliar to me and instead of worrying to be ready to take it all in and learn something new from it.

What's unique about your campus?

The area it is in is great. There is a ton of stuff to do. The community is pretty tight-knit.

Kevin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is located in a big city, but it has a small town feel. The academics are above average, as well as the athletics. ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is located in a big city, but it has a small town feel. The academics are above average, as well as the athletics. It is a tight knit community, yet you see new faces every day. The history can be seen in the architecture, yet they are refreshingly new. It has the perfect balance of new and old, calm and busy, big and small.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and give myself advice as a high school senior, I would crack down on my procrastinating nature. It has been very devastating to my college career. I would also tell myself to get out and explore more, in regards to clubs, career choices, and friends. It would have been nice to have a better idea of what I wanted to do before college, instead of being forced to make a quick decision when first entering college. If I could go back, I would take more college preparatory classes, so that the transition into my current college courses would be a little easier. In general, I would go back and tell myself that high school should be more about preparing for college than just "getting by" and graduating.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

At St. Thomas, we are required to declare our major by the end of our sophomore year. I was expecting some time to explore different fields and then decide on a specific major. But, in my particular field of study (Mechanical Engineering), you would be way behind if you didn't decide on that major until sophomore year. I wish I had known this so that I would have explored my options more before entering into college.

Kristin
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are hardworking, focused, and very into maximizing their potential.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are hardworking, focused, and very into maximizing their potential.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what I know now about college life, if I were given the opportunity to go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to become more involved and take more chances. I have been a shy person most of my life, so I would tell myself to put myself out there and don't be afraid. If I were to have known this before, it would have made my first year as a college student a lot easier.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Before I came to this school, I wish I would have known how much different it was from high school. I was very much sheltered growing up, so coming to this campus was a really big step and a big change for me.

Jason
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all people who love Minnesota and ideally would not like to leave the state.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are all people who love Minnesota and ideally would not like to leave the state.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Jason, College is jsut aroud the corner. You have heard so much from family and friends about what to expect and how different life will be. Well, I've been through it and I can tell you what you need to know. Keep your eyes open. You need to let go of your high school ideas, notions, and relationships. It's time to grow by learning new things and meeting new people. Make sure you study hard every week so as not to limit your option at the end of school. Go out and date new people. Date people that are different than your high school girlfriend and people who are different than your family. No matter what happens though, keep your mind open to new things and take in everything that St. Thomas has to offer. Seize oppurtunity as it comes your way. Try new foods, visit new places, get a job that you wouldn't take. Stay close with your family and learn to cook! But, the most important thing is, go have fun, your youth is almost over, enjoy the end of it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The school tends to very clique oriented. Also, the school is not great for majors besides business or some science.

Jim
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, out-going, charming, fun, etc. There are a lot of interesting people and most of my classmates are willing help ea...

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, out-going, charming, fun, etc. There are a lot of interesting people and most of my classmates are willing help each other and work together.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

1. study abroad 2. date more, and more relationship-based stuff 3. network often 4. joined a good club 5. engaged in at least one massive, clever, harmless prank 6. understand what social class is and how it affects every interaction on campus, especially with the chicks. 7. have no regrets, absorb everything from everyone

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How much it would cost to get a good education at a great school. Otherwise, I think I was well prepared and had opportunities in high school to be on my own a couple of times. I probably could have used a little more knowledge on organization, but after the first semester it wasn't a problem.

Giang
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

University of St. Thomas is life changing in a very positive way.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

University of St. Thomas is life changing in a very positive way.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Going to the University of St. Thomas is a completely different world from high school and community college. It's an academically, socially, and healthy excelling atmosphere. Have more confidence in your decision because you're not making a mistake.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Everyone at school is extremely friendly but i mainly surround myself around familiar faces.

Morgan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would give myself the advice of taking more Advanced Placement classes so that I could have come into college with more cre...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would give myself the advice of taking more Advanced Placement classes so that I could have come into college with more credits and experience under my belt. It also makes things much cheaper! St. Thomas is getting more and more expensive and my family and I are becoming more and more unable to provide the money to pay for how much it is. I would also tell myself to keep my GPA as high as possible, because a lot of your scholarships depend on your high school GPA.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Its much smaller than the other schools I considered, but I really enjoy that aspect!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is how the classes opperate and how many students are in each class. This entails the professors help, work load, fairness, etc.

Alycia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would go back and tell myself to do an overnight stay at the school. Talk to people on campus not just your tour guide beca...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would go back and tell myself to do an overnight stay at the school. Talk to people on campus not just your tour guide because their selling the school to you because it's their job. I would say even if you go far away you can still see your friends. I stayed close so I would be close to my friends, but I should make my decisions for myself. My family and friends had a big influence on where I went to school, and I let them persuade me. Now I have been unhappy with my decision. You go to college once and have the experience once. I got into all the schools I applied to, but I only looked deeply into two of them and I regret it. I would also tell myself to pay attention to on campus dining because our caf is horrible, and now I see why they don't give students on tour free lunches. Before deciding what school to go to I would also tell myself to talk to some advisors besides the financial advisors so

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone that wants to fit in and be like mean girls at the college level. The academics are great, but most of the people are stuck up snobs. It depends what you want. If you want to see girls wearing heels to class everyday and people rarely wear sweatpants, so if that is you this is your school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People that don't want to be judged and want to become their own person. The typical dress at St. Thomas is a North Face, Coach purse, and Ugg boots. You are judged by what you wear and who your friends are before people actually get to know you. If you want to find out who you are and not go to high school round two don't go here. I loved high school, but this is it all over again, but not as fun. If you want to find friends for life this is not a school for you.

Kacie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't be scared to go to a college where you won't know anyone. You will meet people, no problem. 75% of people going to co...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't be scared to go to a college where you won't know anyone. You will meet people, no problem. 75% of people going to college are in the same exact situation as you. The first few weeks might be a little nervewracking, but don't be afraid to introduce yourself to others because those same people will be your friends until your hair is gray!

What's unique about your campus?

The friendliness of the students on campus and the willingness of professors to help the students in their manageable classes.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The price of on-campus living and the living situations that follow.

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