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St. Thomas Aquinas College

  • Sparkill, NY
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • 1,801
    total students
  • $27,130 | $27,130
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 82%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 476
    sat math
  • 470
    sat reading
  • 467
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

Students Discover Themselves

St. Thomas Aquinas College will challenge students to discover who they are and reach their full potential.

From the day students arrive, St. Thomas Aquinas College will celebrate their strengths, their talents, and their individuality. The college will encourage students to push past the limits and strive for great things. And the college will give students opportunities to learn and grow in mind, body, and soul: a choice of leading-edge academic programs, exciting field experiences, NCAA Division II athletics, and an array of student clubs where students can explore their creativity, meet friends, and embrace St. Thomas Aquinas College's team spirit. Here students can be who they are in a place where everyone knows their names.

When students graduate, they'll possess the tools and skills they'll need to succeed in any career they choose. The college's goal is to help students become the best version of themselves possible.

Founded in 1952, St. Thomas Aquinas College is a premier liberal arts institution located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY, with easy access to New York City. A St. Thomas Aquinas student will have access to career and internship opportunities, and to the world's best cultural attractions, entertainment, and shopping.

Get Relevant

Combining academic rigor with experiential training, St. Thomas Aquinas College will prepare students to excel in high-profile fields, from business to education, and specialized subfields, such as accounting, forensic science, graphic design, sports management, and social media.

The college is continually evolving its programs of study and recruiting new scholars to its faculty so it can best prepare students to think outside the box, communicate with conviction, and give back to society in meaningful ways.

St. Thomas Aquinas College offers over 100 majors, minors, specializations and dual degree programs on both the graduate and undergraduate level across 3 schools (Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education).

Smart Learning

The St. Thomas Aquinas College campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, and study centers to facilitate learning. Those pursuing careers in media can learn in an actual television studio at the communications center. Students in scientific fields have access to the latest technical equipment, such as a DNA sequencer in Costello Hall. Future teachers gain hands-on knowledge of lesson planning with SMART technology.

At STAC, a personalized education builds upon students' strengths and talents. St. Thomas Aquinas College makes that possible through small class sizes and educators who are deeply committed to getting to know their students' unique needs. The faculty members work side by side with students to help those students grow intellectually and apply that knowledge to problem-solve in the real world. The faculty members of St. Thomas Aquinas College will get to know students personally, provide helpful advice, and guide them in making the most of their years here.

Experience It

By linking academic programs to the real world, St. Thomas Aquinas College offers valuable opportunities to enrich students' educations through hands-on experiences. This means students will enter the workforce with practical and marketable skills.

St. Thomas Aquinas College students are presenting scholarly research at international conferences; forensic science majors are interning with law enforcement to investigate crimes; biology students are conducting hypothesis-driven research in state-of-the-art labs; and future educators are working with faculty members to enrich science education through digital literacy and 3D gaming.

In addition to exploring career possibilities, life-shaping experiences like these will enrich students' college years, making them more attractive job candidates, and helping you to become the best versions of themselves.

Come Home

St. Thomas Aquinas College welcomes residents and commuters alike, ensuring a superior education and all of the comforts of a home away from home. If students choose to live on campus, they will feel right at home in the townhouse-style residence complexes, where they can meet friends for coffee in the dining hall, or enjoy some downtime outdoors at the annual Springfest and Oktoberfest.

On campus, life is good. Students will have plenty of opportunities to have fun and make friends just steps outside their doors. Residents and commuters also take advantage of the close proximity to New York City by venturing out together on weekends. Students can expand their cultural horizons and enjoy a wide range of entertainment -- professional sports games, Broadway plays, concerts, museums, galleries, fine dining, and sightseeing excursions. The city is there to explore!

Get Involved

Involvement at STAC takes many forms. Students might join the student government, act in a play, write for the school newspaper, give campus tours, or host their own radio shows. Volunteer and community service activities are essential to the college's mission and to the students. Spartan Volunteers host fundraisers for local nonprofits, collect books for underprivileged inner-city schools, and give food and clothing to New York City's homeless during the popular monthly Midnight Run. Other students opt to take an alternative spring break to build homes in Nicaragua. These are just a few examples of how students are reaching out to those in need.

The college has 16 NCAA Division II sports including men's baseball, basketball, cross-country, men¿s golf, soccer, tennis, and track (indoor and outdoor seasons) and women's basketball, cross-country, women¿s lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and track (indoor and outdoor seasons). Club sports (including ice hockey, bowling and cheerleading) and intramurals are also popular. Interested applicants can learn more at www.stacathletics.com.

Ready to Launch

Career Services is a resource students can tap right from their freshman year to prepare for their futures and, more practically, to successfully enter the competitive workforce when they graduate.

From internships and virtual career fairs, to etiquette seminars, resume building workshops, and mock interviews, through the Career Network around the nation and alumni visits to campus, St. Thomas Aquinas College pairs alumni with students in a collegial and relaxed setting for a real-world perspective on life in the field. Often these relationships lead to internship and employment opportunities, channels for sound professional advice, and everlasting friendships. Ideally, the college hopes that alumni will inspire the students professionally, academically, and philanthropically.

St. Thomas Aquinas College puts the tools at students' fingertips to build their confidence and become polished job candidates. Whatever careers they choose, students will be prepared to enter tomorrow's workforce with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Visit www.stac.edu/careerservices to learn more.

Alumni

To see the value of a St. Thomas Aquinas College education, interested applicants can look no further than the alumni who are pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, law, and education, and achieving success in careers across a wide range of industries.

St. Thomas Aquinas College's alumni include CEOs of international corporations, financial analysts at leading investment firms, social media experts, and award-winning journalists. They are teachers educating new generations, doctors who heal the sick, lawyers and politicians working to ensure justice, and performers who are entertaining audiences across the nation. In so many diverse professional paths, graduates of St. Thomas Aquinas College are applying their education to achieve their personal best, reach out to others, and make the world a better place. St. Thomas Aquinas College knows that new students can do it, too.

Scholarships and Special Programs

Scholarships from many different sources, including academics, community service, athletics and more, are available to students. All completed applications are reviewed for eligibility.

The Honors program provides a full tuition scholarship for qualified students. The program is designed to provide a highly challenging academic program for students of superior academic ability and features a study abroad program at Oxford University.

Pathways is a comprehensive, structured support program serving selected St. Thomas Aquinas College students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. A summer program is required. Interested students must apply to both the college and Pathways program.

Students can study abroad and expand their global breadth and understanding, just like many STAC students who have traveled to France, Spain, Italy, and other countries all over the world.

Financial Aid

St. Thomas Aquinas College partners with students and families to help make a private college education affordable. Complete the Net Price Calculator profile to see just how affordable a STAC education is. St. Thomas Aquinas College accepts students regardless of their finances and works to create a financial aid package that makes sense. Learn more at www.stac.edu/financialaid.

St. Thomas Aquinas College helps students achieve their personal best by offering a variety of scholarships, grants and a fast-track, 3 year bachelor's degree program. For more specifics on this program, visit www.stac.edu/3yr.


Location & Contact

125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976
USA

Mr.Bartholomew Grachan

Director of Admissions

Phone: 845-398-4102
Fax: 845-398-4114
Email: bgrachan@stac.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Art Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Natural Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

82% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,841
    • Accepted1,514
    • Acceptance Rate82%
    • Enrolled1,801
    • Female Applicants1,017
    • Females Accepted838
    • Female Acceptance Rate82%
    • Male Applicants824
    • Males Accepted676
    • Male Acceptance Rate82%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.94
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen October 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan December 15th January 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 470 420 520
    • SAT Math 476 410 530
    • SAT Writing 467 410 510
    • ACT Composite 20 17 20
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$27,130
    • Out-of-state tuition *$27,130
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,000.00
    • Room and board *$11,680.00
    • Room only *$6,300.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,801
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino19.23%
    • Black or African American8.15%
    • White or Caucasian56.4%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.33%
    • Asian2.53%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.04%
    • Unknown9.7%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.63% representing 11 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students18% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Spartan Volunteers, Campus Activities Board, WSTK campus radio, Bowling Club, Laetare Players
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes Yes
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis No Yes No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Golf No Yes No
    • Lacrosse No Yes No
    • Soccer No Yes Yes
    • Softball No Yes Yes
    • Tennis No Yes No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty157
    • Full-time Percentage38%
    • Part-time Percentage62%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio19:1 or 1,801 students to 91 faculty


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