St. Thomas Aquinas College

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125 Route 340

Sparkill, NY 10976

Phone: (845) 398-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#135 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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St. Thomas Aquinas College is a private institution that was founded in 1952. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,796, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 48 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Thomas Aquinas College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 135. Its tuition and fees are $26,340 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

St. Thomas Aquinas College, as an independent institution with a wonderful heritage based in the Dominican traditions and spirit, provides a personalized education to students in a values-centered environment. With a core program in the liberal arts, the College also offers professional preparation in Teacher Education and Business Administration, including several masters degree programs (MBA, MST, MSEd).

The Teacher Education Program is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The College's faculty are dedicated to teaching, and a wide variety of strategic alliances with other institutions expands the breadth of opportunities for students, including dual degree programs in Engineering, Physical Therapy, Podiatry and Chiropractic, as well as partnerships with NYU's MSW program, St. John's University's Law School, and others.

St. Thomas Aquinas College creates a welcoming, caring and challenging environment for learning. Intensely student-centered academic activities and vigorous student-life programs are purposefully combined to enhance the educational process and to foster intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1952
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $32,518,604


When applying to St. Thomas Aquinas College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is December 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at St. Thomas Aquinas College is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 77.7 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 77.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 19:1, and the school has 54.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College include: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Business Administration and Management, General; Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs; Psychology, General; and Sociology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 13%
Business Administration and Management, General 10%
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 9%
Psychology, General 9%
Sociology 9%

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Student Life

St. Thomas Aquinas College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,796, with a gender distribution of 46.9 percent male students and 53.1 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. St. Thomas Aquinas College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,957
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

St. Thomas Aquinas College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. St. Thomas Aquinas College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Thomas Aquinas College, 87 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Students who have cars on campus 87%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Thomas Aquinas College, 71.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,300.

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Tuition and fees $26,340 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,280 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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