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Thomas Aquinas College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Thomas Aquinas College

Thomas Aquinas College

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Thomas Aquinas College Description:

Thomas Aquinas College is unique among the nation's Catholic institutions of higher learning. Located on an attractive 131-acre campus in a quiet valley valley 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles, this small college approaches liberal education with a clear sense of purpose. The college has no textbooks; instead, students read the great books of Western civilization. The college has no lectures, but sustained tutorials, seminars and laboratories. Thomas Aquinas College also has no majors, for all students acquire a broad and integrated liberal education. The college frequently ranks highly among national liberal arts colleges, and it also wins praise for its small classes and its value, and the school has appeared on Young America's Foundation list of the "Top Ten Conservative Colleges."

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 370 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 100% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,600
  • Books: $450 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,800
  • Other Expenses: $3,206
  • Total Cost: $35,056

Thomas Aquinas College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,408
    • Loans: $3,335

Most Popular Majors:

All students study the same great books curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Thomas Aquinas College Mission Statement:

"the liberal education of students according to their natural powers of reason illuminated by the light of the Catholic Faith"

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