University of St. Thomas - TX Reviews

  • 26 Reviews
  • Houston (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $33,580
67% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 26 students said they would recommend this school to others
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University of St. Thomas
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I don't recommend this University at all, the cost of education is overpriced for not so good school. You are forced to take around 6 catholic education classes, 3 Theology, and 3 Philosophy. As a nursing major, this can be destructive toward a load of classes already being taken by the nursing school. The nursing program at St. Thomas doesn't require students to have a BLS or any types of certifications before applying, which is a requirement for most public nursing programs in Texas. The nursing program has a questionable feeling, 90% of nursing students I've encountered don't even know how to take basic vitals and blood pressure or even proper CPR. If you were prior EMS or military, they won't consider that because it's a private school, and it would be "unfair" for high-quality people to attend the nursing school at St. Thomas. My last and biggest statement is the requirements for the nursing school is at the same level for big named schools, if you wanna do nursing try looking at UT Austin or UTMB the classes are cheaper and it's a bigger named school."
University of St. Thomas
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2018
  • Degree: Political Science
"University of St. Thomas is a wonderful school, for students who are looking for a small class size. My experience was wonderful, but be aware of the hefty price tag that comes with this privilege. My student loan debt was much more than I could pay back and the scholarships I received were minimal compared to the cost. The campus was beautiful and events on campus were always informative. Unfortunately no internship were required and employment after college was extremely difficult to find. If attending make sure you secure your own internship or already working in your field of study as the career center was not much help either. This was something I never thought about. Also attend the job fair and network as much as possible. The education was great and I am glad I went to this school, I just wish I would have found employment much sooner. I was not prepared for a career in my field and had to choose another field."
Erika Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Music
"This is a great school full of enthusiastic students and professors. My favorite characteristics of the university are how involved and friendly the students are, but also how the professors make an effort to learn their students' names, styles of learning, and are great mentors."
Erin North
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: English
"The University of Thomas in Houston is an excellent and affordable option for students who excel with small class sizes and one-on-one instruction. The campus is located in the eccentric Montrose District near both Downtown and the Museum/Arts district offering both a variety diversity and culture. The professors are personable and knowledgeable and are always there to offer extra help if needed."
Sydney Keller
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of St. Thomas Houston allows students to thrive spiritually, socially, and academically. I earned my BA in psychology and my BA in policitcal Science there. I was also involved in the honors and pre-law program. The psychology program is amazing. The teachers genuinely care about the students and encourage all psychology students to pursue research. Additionally, all of the political science professors are extremely knowledgable and approachable. They are always happy to have conversations with the students about politics without taking one side over the other. The pre-law program is one of the best in the country. We have 3 wonderful coaches who are willing to work 24/7 for their students. The program is a lot of hard work, but it is completely worth it. You get to travel the country and learn about the law. The honors program is also fantastic. It teaches students how to think critically, and all of the courses are taught via Socratic method. I 100% recommend The University of St. Thomas- Houston. It is an extremely welcoming environment that produces well rounded students."
JasonTX
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2016
  • Degree: Political Science
"The reviews written about this school before I attended were bad; and, I ignored them. Tens years after I started UST new student reviews I read on other websites are just as bad. And, these reviews are about the same exact negative issues. The school has never fixed this problems. And the school never tired to address the issues. There is no student life, social life, events. You don't see students socializing. This is a commuter school. One class can cost as much most entire semesters at other schools. Your freshman 4 hour science class will cost more than $4,000. And you won't learn anything different in Geology at UST that you wouldn't have learned at community college. The educational quality just isn't there. It wasn't there when I went to UST. And it isn't there today! UST is overpriced, and for no reason. Go to other student review websites, and they all echo this reality. Now to get to the elephant in the room. This school is homophobic. This school hates homosexuals. That shouldn't be that big of an issue until your realize the class room sizes. In freshman/sophomore classes you will have 15 students in a class. By the time you get to your senior classes you'll have 8 students in a class. The professors REALLY get to know you. And they notice who the different students are. They have no problem destroying your gpa, discriminating, and demonizing you out of their blind hatred. I had to fight this school for months to give me a diploma I paid as much as a house for, because they hated who I am as a man. I completed all my classes. They would not give me the degree arbitrarily. It was one of the worst ordeals of my entire life. One of the best friends I made in school was a girl who encountered the open an casual racism of UST. Students would say to her, "you know usually i don't like N----s, but you act white so I like you." She heard, "I don't usually have black friends; but, you act so white... to me you're all white" (In place of all right). The funniest part was that my friend wasn't African American. She was a darker skinned Latino girl. They couldn't even tell. The casual racism was all over. My Puerto Rican friend had identical stories. The head of the department I studied in was outrageous. He spend school money on two refrigerators full of beer he drank with students. He'd teach night classes, throw back 5 or six beers, then drive his 45 minute drive home ever single night. He was such a role model. I never drank with the man. But, I can tell you about so many of his sexual escapades in college. I could write about threesomes he had. I could regale you with the funny story about his girlfriend walking in on him having sex with an other girl (and him laughing at her). How do I know all of this. This is what he talked about IN CLASS instead of teaching ANYTHING. When I went to grad school I had no idea what a standard deviation was because his stats class was just him talking about chicks he used to bang and getting drunk. Then He'd get buzzed at night and drive home. This was a christian education. Please before you go to UST take 1 class at community college. Take 1 Class at UST. The quality is the same. UST is too easy because there is no quality to the school. The courses are terrible. And they cost $3000 to $4000 EACH. Can you imagine getting called a f-g--t by students, told your not like most n---s by other students, and paying $3000+ for a class that you don't learn anything in and instead just listen to a 50 year old man talk about threesomes he had in the 1980s... welcome to ust"
James Head
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2016
  • Degree: Finance
"By far one of the best features is the intimate classroom settings. With classes of no more than 30 you actually get to know your professors which helps you massively when trying to get the content down, especially for when you need extra help and advice outside of class. Due to its liberal arts qualities you are able to gain a wide range of knowledge, which helps you to understand your subject better and in more depth, as well as other subjects. The availability of certain courses are sometimes hard to get into, they don't offer everything, every semester, however, they do have alternatives and will work with you to solve these issues. It is an old campus, so it still has a lot of old features, although they are constantly growing and keeping up with technology. It is a very homely and comfortable campus to be on everyday, which amplifies your experience. It does not have the bug atmosphere quite like the big state schools, however, because of its location this does not matter."
Omar Garza
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"The faculty and program are exemplary. The location is difficult to get to, in the middle of an over-priced area to live in. The student life can be sparse, because the school itself is at a seminary; thus, non-seminary students are rare. The amenities offered for spiritual and theological growth are par-none."
Franisha Wells
  • Reviewed: 4/27/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Small classes, great discussions and content"
Kimberly Sullivan
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"My graduate program has been very fulfilling thus far. The classes have been structured well and taught by knowledgeable professors. The professors have done a good job of transferring information and key concepts through course work (assignments) and presentations. The program has been challenging, but I feel it has been valuable. I view the program size (being relatively small) as a pro, however some may feel as though it is a con for networking purposes. Good content, challenging assignments, a lot of group work and presentations. Staff (professors and administration) have all been helpful. Seamless financial aid and registration process."
Tetiana Shvets
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"The program is sufficient to prepare you for the future career. It consists of 36 credit hours and covers all major fields of study such as accounting, marketing, finance, management, etc. Professors are demanding but quite helpful. Overall, I think this program is worth the time and money invested."
Lauren Shelley
  • Reviewed: 5/11/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"the school is very close to my house, so it's convenient. I wish there were more varied evening classes offered. I am a full-time professional and the courses offered in the evening are much more limited. There are some very interesting classes I would like to take, but they're only offered mid-day."
Alexis McCoy
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2014
  • Degree: Special Education
"My program was perfect for a working professional like myself because we only took one class a week and two classes a semester."
Rebecca Self
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"I feel like I am getting a solid foundation in skills counselors will use."
Michael Ratinov
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2013
  • Degree: Accounting
"The program is excellent academically with great faculty but it is a small school and a relatively new school with a small alumni base."
Natalie Baker
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2013
  • Degree: Accounting
"I am working to obtain my Master of Science in Accounting at the University of St. Thomas, and the quality of my graduate program that I value most is the support of my professors and advisor. Before I entered my graduate program, I'd been out of college for five years. I was intimidated, especially since I was going into a field that I had no background in. I attended information sessions from top schools in Houston, TX, but the University of St. Thomas was the only university with a business school that encouraged me and actually provided me with personal attention. I feel lucky to be a part of an amazing program with faculty that is warm and welcoming, who I can count on to see me through so that I may reach my goals. The pros of my program is that it has prestigious accreditation, published and active professors, and a diverse accumulation of students. The university itself is small, so it makes the program and the people in it more personable. I do not have a con, per say, but if I must choose one, I'd say that there are little options for parking. I love my school, and I know that I couldn't have made a better choice."
Trynne Fleming
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2013
  • Degree: Educational Leadership
"University of St.Thomas offers a great graduate program in Education. The professors are accessible in person, via email and/or Blackboard. As it is a private institution, the financial aid availability for graduate students can be limited. The course work is on par with other comparable institutions. The facilities are great!"
Abbey Gagnon
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2013
  • Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
"St. Thomas is a great place for a teacher to get a great education. They provide a discounted tuition for working teachers and have probably the best education program in the city of Houston. Advisers are always ready and willing to help at a moments notice."
Abbey Gagnon
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2013
  • Degree: Reading & Literacy Education
"St. Thomas is a great school for working teachers. They provide one of the greatest programs in terms of Education in the city of Houston. The staff is always ready and willing to help, and they are very easily accessible. You can be guaranteed to receive a very warming welcome."
Natalie Baker
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2013
  • Degree: Accounting
"I am new to my graduate program, but after searching for a school to break into a completely new field, I will say that no other school was as accepting, helpful, and or accessible as University of St. Thomas. I feel welcomed and I am looking forward to my program."