University of St Thomas, St Paul in partnership with ELS

ELS On-Campus icon for UGELS Educational Service, Inc. has 55 years of experience in preparing international students for university studies. For those interested in studying at this institution but who have not currently achieved the required TOEFL score, ELS offers you the opportunity to develop your language skills to the required level at our ELS center located on the campus of this university!  In addition, we focus heavily on giving you the necessary study skills for successful study at the university of your choice. ELS students have full access to campus facilities for the duration of their ELS program!


ELS/St. Paul is situated on the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota campus, located on the riverfront between St. Paul and Minneapolis. The University holds classes in both a residential area of St. Paul, as well as on the downtown campus of Minneapolis, and students are transported by a private shuttle bus to either campus. The unique ability to explore two campus locations provides students with a greater diversity of activities and opportunities. The two cities have a reputation for safety, cleanliness and low-cost living in a friendly Midwestern environment. The Mall of America retail complex is close by. St. Thomas enrolls over 10,000 students from the United States as well as over 500 students from 65 countries, representing every continent. St. Thomas ranks #113 in the National Universities category of the 2015 “”U.S. News & World Report’s” “America’s Best Colleges” survey. The University, a co-ed Catholic institution, is the state’s largest independent college or university and the state’s 16th-largest nonprofit organization. Students at St. Thomas enjoy a student/faculty ratio of 15 to 1 and are able to interact directly with professors. The average class size is 21 Undergraduate and 19 Graduate students. Average Temperatures Low (winter): 14°F/-10°C High (summer): 80°F/27°C


The University of St. Thomas offers housing options in four apartment style buildings and five single-sex residence halls with designated floors for a wide range of interests including First-Year Experience Communities, Women in Math and Science, Service Learning, Wellness Communities, and Catholic Women’s or Catholic Men’s Communities. Reasonable and appropriate housing options for physical accessibility are provided. While the University does not provide housing for graduate students, there is ample housing available in the surrounding residential area.

Student life

There are more than 100 student clubs, activities and organizations to choose from on-campus.