St. Thomas University (Florida)
|Motto||"Leaders for Life"|
|President||David A. Armstrong, J.D.|
|Provost||Alfred Garcia (Interim Provost)|
|Colors||Burgundy, and Dark Blue|
|Sports||Football; Baseball; Men's & Women's Basketball; Men's & Women's Cross Country; Men's & Women's Soccer; Men's & Women's Tennis; Men's & Women's Track & Field; Men's Golf; Softball; and Volleyball|
St. Thomas University (informally called STU) is a private, nonprofit, Catholic university in Miami Gardens, Florida. The university offers 35 undergraduate majors, 27 graduate majors, five doctoral programs, and one professional law program. STU's campus is the training home to Miami FC, South Florida's professional soccer team and part of the NASL, and hosts sporting events and conferences.
STU offers 35 undergraduate majors, 27 graduate majors, five doctoral programs, and one professional law program.
- School of Law
- Biscayne College of Social and Human Sciences
- Gus Machado School of Business
- School of Theology and Ministry
- School of Arts and Education
- School of Science, Technology and Engineering Management
Study abroad opportunities offer students unique experiences in Croatia, India, Israel, Italy or Spain, and scholarships are available.
150-acre campus is located in Miami Gardens, Florida; minutes away from Miami's beaches, Wynwood Art District, the MiMo District, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami Downtown. The University Library also contains the Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive and Museum. The museum opened in 2008 and is open to visitors free of charge during the week and by appointment on Saturdays 
St. Thomas has four residence halls and apartments.
St. Thomas athletic teams are known as the Bobcats which consists of nearly 200 student athletes each year. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) at the Division I level, primarily competing in 14 sports at The Sun Conference, formerly known as the Florida Sun Conference (FSC).
- Men's sports include Football, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf and Baseball
- Women's sports include Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Softball, Cheerleading, Dance and Beach Volleyball,
In 2014, the men's basketball team won the Sun Conference championship and were invited to the NAIA National tournament for the sixth time. In 2010 the STU men's soccer team won the Sun Conference Regular Season title, as well as they won the Sun Conference Tournament and reached the NAIA National Championship Opening Round for the first time in program history. In 2016 the Men's Soccer Team won the Sun Conference Tournament again and secured a spot in the Opening Round of the NAIA National Tournament.
St. Thomas University's history can be traced back to 1946 Havana, Cuba, where it was founded as the Universidad Católica de Santo Tomás de Villanueva, named after Saint Thomas of Villanova. In 1961, Fidel Castro's militia confiscated the school's land and expelled the faculty and priests. In turn, the Augustinians fled to Miami and opened a new Catholic men's college – Biscayne College. In 1984, with the establishment of the School of Law and other graduate degree programs, the college, by then co-educational, again became St. Thomas University. The university came under the sponsorship of the Archdiocese of Miami in 1988, conferring upon St. Thomas the distinction of being the only Catholic Archdiocesan sponsored university in the state of Florida.
Biscayne College, now known as St. Thomas University, was also the former spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles.
Notable alumni of the university include:
|Al Avila||1986||General Manager of the Detroit Tigers|||
|Jose Baez||2001||Prominent defense attorney, and New York Times best selling author|||
|Miguel Díaz||1988||Former Ambassador of the United States to the Holy See nominated by President Barack Obama|||
|Mike Fitzpatrick||1985||Former U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district|||
|David Gettleman||1986||General Manager of the New York Giants|||
|Ana Navarro||1997||Lawyer, Republican strategist and political commentator for various news outlets|||
|Alex Penelas||1981||Former mayor of Miami-Dade County|||
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