Saint Paul, MN
University of St Thomas-Saint Paul


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Recent Reviews

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

The University of St. Thomas is a school that works hard to get their students to think critically about problems and not jus...

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

The University of St. Thomas is a school that works hard to get their students to think critically about problems and not just accept everything that you are told.

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

The location, class size, classes offered, and campus life are all important factors in determining where you want to go. The best thing you can do is get a list of colleges that have the field of study that you want to pursue. Once you have that down then you need to think about location, far from home or close to home, this is all a matter of your personality. Then go and visit some of the schools that you have on your list and the rest will fall right into place. Then get involved with the faculty, students and the community. The professors are baskets of knowledge and can provide you with resources and many opportunities. This goes the same for campus activities not only do you get to meet new people that enjoy doing the same things that you do, but you are opening yourself up to a vast pool of resources. Lastly, being involved in the community is great for building good life values. Take the goals that you have in life and then pursue the right paths that will help you accomplish those goals. The faculty, students, and community are resources that will get you there.

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

The worst thing about my school is how they handle meal plan donations. I volunteered on a children orphanage in South America campaign were students could donate a meal from there meal plan to this cause. The problem was that St. Thomas was only going to allow 20 percent of the money that comes out of the donated meals to go towards the cause and they would not tell us where the rest of the money was going. In some respect I feel that this school is stealing money that is not theirs.

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

Students, Think about what your favorite things to do in the world. Write them down and list them in order, from most to leas...

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

Students, Think about what your favorite things to do in the world. Write them down and list them in order, from most to least important. After you make the list, find places that fit the list. It is easier to find a place that fits the list than trying to make yourself fit into some place in which you are not meant to be. Once you are in college, do not lose track of your family, because it is going to be the most intense time of your life. Your highs will make you feel invincible and your lows will crush you, but you can survive, scratch that, do better than survive, if you don?t lose yourself or your base / family. Parents, Go with your student to every school they want to see. They wont be able to ask every question or remember every answer, so they need you. Let them lead the search. Don?t take over. Send them letters every time you miss them. Mail is one of the greatest things to get in college. They might make mistakes with grades and classes, but let them know that you are there to listen to their problems.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors are great. They want you to do well, even after you graduate.

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

For every hour of class you skip, expect about three hours to be used to catch up.

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

It is important for parents and students to visit a lot of different schools, even if the student is sure he or she wants to go somewhere, it is vital to visit other schools to gain perspective for the school he or she is choosing. To make the most out of college, meet as many people as you can. Choose to live in the community-style dorms. Seek out opportunities to get involved, but don't overdo it because then schoolwork takes a back seat.

What's unique about your campus?

The push for students to do well and study.

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

My advice to parents and student in finding a college would be go to the one you really want to . Don't let anything sway yo...

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

My advice to parents and student in finding a college would be go to the one you really want to . Don't let anything sway you from your discussion in where you want to go. Also to make the most out of your college experience, do as much as you can during your first four years because once you get into graduate school it is a lot harder. Also have some fun, it is not all about homework and classes, meet new people and enjoy your college years.

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

I wish I would have known that the homework load is pretty high, as well as the disipline one has to have to be succesful at the University of St. Thomas.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school is an out going , intellectual student. Some one who is committed to doing well in school. The person should expect a significant amount of homework. Pretty much any student can attend this school if they work hard to accomplish their goals.

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

I would tell future students that it is very important to do your research before selecting a school. It is extremely importa...

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

I would tell future students that it is very important to do your research before selecting a school. It is extremely important to find a school that you feel comfortable at because you will have to be there for the next four years of your life! Take time to visit the schools you think you will like, talk to some of the professors, take a tour and ask the tour guide about specific aspects of the school that you know will be important to you. Make sure the school has a great program for the major of your choice. I would tell parents that the most important thing to offer child is support throughout their years in college. This doesn't just mean financial support. Whenever your child needs you, make sure you are there without being judgmental or overbearing. Even though it is difficult to maintain a close relationshipt with your child once they start college, they still need your guidance more than they would ever admit. Also, even though a school may seem to be out of your price range, dont let that hold you back. There are grants, scholarships, and financial aid that will help you out!

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

I wish I would have known how many theology courses I wouldve had to take.

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

There is too much emphasis on Catholicism and everyone is very conservative.

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

Never choose a school to get away from your home, family or friends. I come from a small town and attend school in a large o...

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

Never choose a school to get away from your home, family or friends. I come from a small town and attend school in a large one, and while I have many more opportunities, I realise now why I had the friends that I did.

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

Hate crimes, high-class floosies, untold amounts of alcohol, military academies on campus, high costs, horrible food service, I've never met the president, seminarians, etc...

What's unique about your campus?

If I was a religious person I would say the church was the best part. If I was a business major I would say the business school was the best part. If I played a sport recognized by the school I would say athletics were the best part. Unfortunately, I do none of those things. I am an education major, I don't want to grow up to be rich and powerful, I play a sport that the school refuses to fund (rugby), and it is because of the religion on campus that makes me embarassed to attend St. Thomas.

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

UST is an average school that costs a lot of money, exists for business and science majors, is nestled in suburbia far away f...

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

UST is an average school that costs a lot of money, exists for business and science majors, is nestled in suburbia far away from the beneficial aspects (but near the detrimental aspects) of city living, and has a fairly homogenous student body.

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

Don't go to an expensive college unless you know what you want to do in life/what major you will pick.

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

The small community makes it so easy to meet people and stay friends with them. The campus is small enough where you see the...

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

The small community makes it so easy to meet people and stay friends with them. The campus is small enough where you see the same eople all the time, and always have someone to eat lunch with. The professors know you by name and always take notice when something is going wrong in your life. They want you to succeed and push you in that direction by giving you information on internships and jobs. They also get you connected with alumni

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

Make sure you visit the schools and get a good feel of the school before deciding on it. Stick to your morals and who you are, and don't compromise just because of your peers

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

It is a private school that attracts kids from private high schools and upper middle class backgrounds. Because of this, kids that attend are spoiled (some of them) and are very materialistic. It can be an intimidating atmosphere if you don't come from that background and you feel a bit of pressure to fit into that by buying labels and what have you.

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

Find something that fits for you, not your parents, high school teachers, or expectations set by others. when you fin the rig...

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

Find something that fits for you, not your parents, high school teachers, or expectations set by others. when you fin the right college, you will know it. Think ahead of what you want to do and where you want to be after you graduate. Look ahead. remember, if you don't like the college you choose, TRANSFER. it does not mean you're a failure, it just means you foun soemthing better. Finally, short on cash? Don't know what you want to be? Go to community college for a couple or years to complete your gen eds. then find the right college for you to finish your major.

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

Small classes. Anyone who is interested in entering the business world after graduation would be well taken care of at St. Thomas. The classes are small, so your professors can focus on you and your personal achievement.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Liberal people who are looking for a wide variety of diversity and large classes. There is a lot available around the university, but this school is not for you if you don't have a car and are not willing to use public transportation.

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

First of all, do not let the listed tuition prices deter you from applying to certain schools. Many schools offer financial ...

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

First of all, do not let the listed tuition prices deter you from applying to certain schools. Many schools offer financial aid which may make up for their high tuition costs. Second, keep in mind each college's location. Is the location comfortable for you and your parents? How far away from home are you willing or capable of traveling? Thirdly, take a tour and get a feel for the campus climate before you commit to a school. The last thing you want is to commit to a school, move into your dorm, then realize that you have nothing in common with your floormates.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who thrives in adversity. St. Thomas is more diverse than is often preceived.

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

The Catholic atmosphere can be intimidating during freshman orientation and your freshman year, don't let it get to you.

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