UST Law School

General Info

University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis logo

The University of Saint Thomas (also known as UST or simply St. Thomas) is a coeducational archdiocesan Roman Catholic institution of higher learning based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1885 as a Catholic seminary, it is named after St. Thomas Aquinas, a medieval Catholic theologian and philosopher who is the patron saint of learners in the Roman Catholic Church. The School of Law was re-opened in 1999 after a 66-year hiatus. The first class of 120 students was accepted in fall 2001.

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UST Law School Admissions

UST Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 64% of its applicants. Comparatively, Stthomas is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2024 460 293 (63.70%) 103 (22.4%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.21 3.48 3.65
LSAT 149 154 157

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $37,941 $37,941
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: N/A
  • Living off-campus: $20,340
  • Living at home: $20,340

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: N/A

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UST Law School Community

UST Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Stthomas is Below Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 23
  • Part Time: 71


  • # Female Faculty: 37
  • # Minority Faculty: 12


15.0 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: No
  • Graduate Housing: No
  • Law Specific Housing: No

UST Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 1L section size is 33% smaller than law schools in Minnesota and 38% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

UST Law School: 106
Minnesota Average: 141
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 662
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 230

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 568
  • Law Journals: 88
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 4.1%
  • Second Year: 0.0%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

UST Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis class of 2019 had an employment rate of 94% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2019, 90.3%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 27.0%
  • Business: 28.0%
  • Government: 13.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Minnesota: 81%
  • Illinois: 2%
  • Wisconsin: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 90.3%
  • First Time Takers: 144
  • Average School: 80.0%
  • Average State: 83.6%
  • Pass Difference: -3.6%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Minnesota: 83.7%
  • Passed: 100 of 126 (79.4%)
  • State Average: 83.6%
  • Difference: -4.3%