Aquinas College, a Catholic Liberal Arts College, Offers Over 60 Majors
Aquinas College is located on a beautiful 117-acre campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the state's second-largest city. Aquinas, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic and Dominican traditions, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. Enrollment exceeds 2,300 students.
At Aquinas, students discover many unique majors such as community leadership, data analytics, sport management, nursing, physics, geography and environmental studies, conductive education, theatre for social change, and sustainable business. In total, students can choose from over 60 majors, including the more traditional programs in art, biology, chemistry, computer information systems, economics, education, engineering, 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, England, 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 over 95 percent of Aquinas students landing a job or attending 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 country 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 a $55 million Art Museum, the world's largest art competition, ArtPrize, the non-stop entertainment of the annual LaughFest, the Van Andel Arena for sporting events and concerts, 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 serves as a catalyst for the college's athletic programs, dance teams and pep band.
It's an exciting time to be involved in STEM & Health Sciences at Aquinas College! Aquinas is expanding their facilities to keep pace with its growing programs and they are currently undergoing a major $32 million renovation and expansion project.
Four-Year Guarantee: Aquinas College's Graduation Promise
Aquinas College guarantees that students will graduate in four years or the College will waive any additional tuition expense for up to one additional year for outstanding coursework required to graduate (if qualifying conditions are met).
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. Ninety-nine percent of Aquinas students receive some form of financial aid.
Majors & Degrees
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Biochemistry And Molecular Biology|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Management Information Systems|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences|
|Data Modeling/warehousing And Database Administration|
|Biology Teacher Education|
|Chemistry Teacher Education|
|Computer Teacher Education|
|Early Childhood Education|
|English/language Arts Teacher Education|
|Geography Teacher Education|
|History Teacher Education|
|Mathematics Teacher Education|
|Music Teacher Education|
|Physical Education Teaching And Coaching|
|Reading Teacher Education|
|Science Teacher Education|
|Social Studies Teacher Education|
|Special Education&-individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Language Interpretation And Translation|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences|
|Health/medical Preparatory Programs Related|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Kinesiology And Exercise Science|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|International Relations And Affairs|
|Political Science And Government|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||Associate||Bachelors|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Art History, Criticism And Conservation|
|Ceramic Arts And Ceramics|
|Dramatic/theater Arts And Stagecraft Related|
|Fine And Studio Arts Management|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||520||620|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||No|
|Tuition pre-payment plan||No|
|Tuition payment plans offered||Yes|
|Tuition deferred payment||Yes|
|Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition||
|Black or African American||3.77%|
|White or Caucasian||75.59%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.42%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.07%|
|Two or more races||2.65%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||46%|
Homecoming, St. Thomas Aquinas Celebration Week and Refresh Yourself
Community Senate Programming Board, The Saint (newspaper), Insignis Honors Group, Community Action Volunteers of Aquinas (CAVA) and Residence Hall Association
|Track And Field||No|
|Track And Field||No|