Don't be fooled by Thomas Aquinas College's relatively high acceptance rate. This small Catholic college has a rigorous great books curriculum, and applicants tend to be self-selecting and academically strong. Nearly all accepted students had above average standardized test scores and grades. Although there isn't much data to judge by, you can see in the graph above that successful applicants tend to have grades up in the "A" level and SAT scores over 1800. Thomas Aquinas applicants often have particularly strong grades in critical reading.
Keep in mind that Thomas Aquinas's admissions process holistic -- grades and test scores are just one part of a successful application. To get in, you'll need to write five essays (these essay tips may help). A couple essays are specific to Thomas Aquinas, so be sure to do your research so you successfully demonstrate interest in the school. You will also need to submit three letters of reference. Finally, some students will be asked to do a personal phone interview with the admissions committee.
To learn more about Thomas Aquinas College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
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