Facts & Statistics


St. Thomas University was founded in 1961 as Biscayne College by the order of the Augustinian Friars. When University status was attained, the name of the institution was changed to St. Thomas University to reflect its Cuban heritage. The University traces its roots to the Universidad de Santo Tomas de Villanueva, founded in 1946 in Havana, Cuba, by American Augustinians with assistance from European Augustinians.

St. Thomas University College of Law is one of only two accredited Catholic law schools south of Georgetown University’s School of Law in Washington, DC.

Source of Institutional Control


Academic Year Calendar


Degree Programs Offered

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.):
    • Intercultural Human Rights
    • Cybersecurity Law & Policy
  • Doctor of the Science of Law
    • Intercultural Human Rights
  • Dual-Degree Programs at St. Thomas University:
    • J.D.-M.A. Criminal Justice
    • J.D.-M.B.A. Sports Administration
    • J.D.-M.S. Sports Administration
    • J.D.-M.B.A. Accounting
    • J.D.-M.B.A. International Business


    • Appellate Litigation
    • Bankruptcy
    • Civil Practice
    • Criminal Practice
    • Elder Law
    • Florida Supreme Court (Tallahassee)
    • Judicial
    • Immigration*
    • United Nations Internship (NY)
    • Tax*

    *The Immigration and Tax clinics are in-house services provided at St. Thomas Law.

    J.D. Enrollment (Fall 2019)

    • First Year Enrollment – 239
    • Total J.D. Enrollment – 565

    Admissions Offers Made By

    April 1

    Student-Faculty Ratio

    9 to 1

    Student-Run Academic Journals

    • The St. Thomas Law Review
    • Intercultural Human Rights Law Review
    • Journal of Complex Litigation (online)

    Student Organizations

    Over thirty Student Organizations, many are involved extensively in public service projects.


    The Law Library is the intellectual hub of the St. Thomas University College of Law. With its renowned collection and cutting-edge resources, wide array of services, and inviting study spaces, the Law Library is deeply committed to the Law College’s research and teaching missions.