Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1174
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $34,528
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,316
  • University Selectivity
    87%
  • University Yield
    31%
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1950
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
2115 Summit Ave
MCH 128
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States
Website
405x225

Opus College of Business

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business invites you to rise with us. With a vision to educate highly principled global leaders, we are the only private university in Minnesota accredited by AACSB International and are ranked in the top 25% of accredited business schools. Featuring the world’s largest business ethics faculty, an emphasis on leadership and decision-making is integrated throughout the curriculum. We offer undergraduate concentrations in 13 fields and master’s degrees in seven programs, including full- and part-time MBA programs. The school enrolls another 4,300 participants annually in executive-education classes.

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The mix of ethics and the Catholic intellectual tradition combined with the outstanding business culture of the Twin Cities provides opportunities to network and create sustainable relationships with alumni and business partners.

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About University of St. Thomas

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
87% University of St. Thomas 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Class rank
  2. Extracurricular activities
  3. Volunteer work
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 950
  • Min. ACT 20
  • Min. GPA
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT
  • Min. ACT
  • Min. GPA
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
5362% 5,362
87% 87
31% 31
87% School Selectivity
31% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT/SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

transfer grade point average of 2.30; demonstrated English language proficiency

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
0% 0.0
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements completion of 40 academic credits
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions No
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses?
  • How freshmen are admitted
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 23%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 6%
  • Other 3%
  • Real Estate 3%
Target Corporation 11
Top Employer
  • UnitedHealth Group 6
  • Price Watershouse Coopers 6
  • Deloitte and Touche 4
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
61% 61
59% 59.252482758620694
61% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
21% 21
17% 16.796475409836066
21% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
10% 10
9% 9.484761904761905
10% Accept Offers
81% Graduates seeking full-time employment
19% Graduates not seeking employment
36% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
37% 37
Data not provided
General Management
5% 5
Data not provided
Human Resources
4% 4
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
34% 34
Data not provided
Operations/Production
8% 8
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
2% 2
Data not provided
Other
10% 10
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
11% 11
Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
29% 29
Data not provided
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Financial Services
23% 23
Data not provided
Government/Education
8% 8
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
7% 7
Data not provided
Manufacturing
6% 6
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
2% 2
Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
3% 3
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
2% 2
Data not provided
Technology/Science
2% 2
Data not provided
Transportation
2% 2
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
3% 3
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
97% 97
Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Target 4
  • UnitedHealth Group 4
  • Honeywell, International 3
  • Mutual of Omaha 2
  • Cargill 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 57
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 81
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 566
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career appointments, mock interviews, resume review, job search strategies, workshops, events, and job fairs.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$46,108
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $34,528
  • Fees $780
  • Expenses $10,800
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$46,108
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $34,528
  • Fees $780
  • Expenses $10,800
88% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 12%
  • Merit 71%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://stthomas.edu/financial
Scholarships
$18,129,918
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$19,803,345
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Opus College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
35% 32
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
43% 25
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
47 Opus College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Leadership and Management
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
More Information
Business Program Classes
21% Less than 20 Students
79% 21 to 50 students
25 Average number of students in non-business required electives
63 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2007
Degrees Offered
  • BA Business Administration
  • BS Real Estate Studies
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
114% 114
65% 65
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. David Brennan

    Retail Marketing

  • Dr. David Deeds

    Entrepreneurial Strategy

  • Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster

    Business Ethics

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Collaborative research with professors, administrators and staff; academic tutoring; behavioral lab assistants

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The London Business Semester includes a 40 hour volunteer experience required by the program. Students work with a variety of non-profits, schools, and agencies providing service to the elderly, the arts, and the environment.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    All business majors complete BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service which includes 40 hours of community service. Students provide service with over 250 non-profit organizations in the US or abroad with organizations such as Junior Achievement, Oxfam, Feed My Starving Children, UNESCO, American Red Cross, tax preparation for low income individuals, the Ronald McDonald House, homeless shelters, and a variety of alternative January term or Spring Break trips.

Students

22% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 35% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1260 75th Percentile Score on SAT 28 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
86% 86
Hispanic
5% 5
Asian American
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
96%
0%
1%
1%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
98% 98
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
2% 2
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
88% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
63% 63
80% 80

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 18,095
Alumni Donations
$1,253 Average Gift $3,000,000 Largest Gift

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Most Prominent Alumni
  • Tony Fisher

    President Target Canada

  • Tim Flynn

    Chairman and CEO (retired) KPMG International

  • Colleen Soukup

    Director of Worldwide Sourcing, General Mills