Aquinas College

Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, MI
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
61%
39%
student ratio
1,654
total students
Tuition Cost $30,746 | $30,746
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $22,824
Rolling
fall application deadline
91%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
24
act composite

Overview

Aquinas College, a Catholic Liberal Arts College, Offers Over 60 Majors

Aquinas College is located on a beautiful 107-acre campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the state's second-largest city. Aquinas is a Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts college with an enrollment that exceeds 2,300 students.

At Aquinas, students discover many unique majors such as community leadership, sport management, conductive education, and sustainable business. In total, students can choose from over 60 majors, including the more traditional programs in biology, chemistry, education, English, psychology, business, math, and communication.

Overseas Travel and Service-Learning Opportunities Complement the Top-Notch Placement Rate

Of course, not all-learning takes place in the classrooms. Students travel overseas to countries such as Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Costa Rica, Italy, and Japan. They also are involved in the many and varied service-learning opportunities in places like Honduras, Mexico, Appalachia, New York, Maine, Mississippi, and Alabama. Students at Aquinas also believe in giving back to the community in which they live.

With top-notch placement rates in jobs or graduate schools after earning their degrees, it is evident an Aquinas education makes all the difference in the world to its students.

The Beautiful Aquinas Campus Provides Access to a Cool City

The campus is a former estate, complete with an English-style manor and carriage house. Because of the campus's ponds, creeks, terrace gardens, and 90 species of trees, the school has been called Michigan's "most beautiful small college."

Grand Rapids is a city nearing completion of a $10 billion building boom, and Aquinas students are discovering the real reasons it's a "Cool City." Between the completion of the $55 million Art Museum, the world's largest art competition prize, the non-stop entertainment of the annual LaughFest, and the continuing development of the Medical Mile, it's easy to see why many Aquinas students choose to never leave the city.

Faculty Members and College Facilities Serve as Rich Resources for Aquinas Students

Aquinas College has committed the resources of both faculty and facilities to ready its students for a successful and rewarding future.

Faculty members at Aquinas are both teachers and scholars. The education they provide challenges students to think critically and instills a passion for learning that is second to none. The core curriculum was designed to give students the critical foundation needed to be successful in an ever-changing world.

The Grace Hauenstein Library serves as a "beacon for learning" and has been hailed as "a facility for the future." The college's $7-million Performing Arts Center is home to those students who wish to hone their theatrical skills, and also provides entertainment to the student body, alumni, and the broader community. Furthermore, the $11.5 million Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center will serve to only enhance the school's already outstanding academic and athletic programs.

In October 2011, the college was gifted the Brookby Estate, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, to be used to enhance the academics, fundraising and visibility of the college.

Scholarship Awards Make Private Education More Affordable

Scholarship awards are available to students who not only excel academically, but who are leaders, volunteers, activists, and athletes. Aquinas awarded over $6.5 million in scholarships to students last year. As a result, a private education at Aquinas College can be more affordable than many students think.


Location & Contact

1700 Fulton Street East
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
USA

Ms.Rebecca Roberts

Admissions Office Applications Specialist

Phone: 616-632-2900
Fax: 616-732-4469
Email: admissions@aquinas.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
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Corporate Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Organizational Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Reading Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Language Interpretation and Translation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      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.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Religious/Sacred Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts and Stagecraft Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

91% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,706
    • Accepted1,558
    • Acceptance Rate91%
    • Enrolled1,654
    • Female Applicants1,131
    • Females Accepted1,044
    • Female Acceptance Rate92%
    • Male Applicants575
    • Males Accepted514
    • Male Acceptance Rate89%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.48
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 21 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$30,746
    • Out-of-state tuition *$30,746
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$498
    • Room and board *$9,070
    • Room only *$4,254
    • * 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 offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$22,824
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$25,225
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$18,104
    • Average Loan Aid:$2,850
    • Average Grant Aid:$13,789
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$19,974
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 79%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 21%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,654
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.05%
    • Black or African American3.39%
    • White or Caucasian77.03%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.42%
    • Asian1.45%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races2.3%
    • Unknown or International Student7.62%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.75% representing 16 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 46%
  • 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 Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Community Senate Programming Board, The Saint (newspaper), Insignis Honors Group, Community Action Volunteers of Aquinas (CAVA), Residence Hall Association
  • 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: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes Yes
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling No Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Yes Yes
    • Ice hockey No Yes No
    • Lacrosse No Yes Yes
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes Yes
    • Bowling No Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading No Yes Yes
    • Cross-country running No Yes Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Yes Yes
    • Ice hockey No Yes No
    • Lacrosse No Yes Yes
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes Yes
    • Softball Yes Yes Yes
    • Tennis Yes Yes Yes
    • Track No Yes Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Yes Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty243
    • Full-time Percentage36%
    • Part-time Percentage64%
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 1,495 students to 138 faculty


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