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St. Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, NY


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Students Discover Themselves

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a vibrant, student-centered institution located in the New York City Metropolitan area. Founded in 1952 by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill as a teaching college, they have grown to a 60-acre campus, providing a safe, welcoming place to study more than 100 majors, minors and specializations in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education. Yet it's just 15 miles north of New York City, giving students quick access to learning, cultural, internship and career opportunities in one of the world’s most exciting cities.

From the day students arrive, St. Thomas Aquinas College will celebrate their strengths, their talents, and their individuality. The College offers: a choice of leading-edge academic programs, hands-on learning, NCAA Division II athletics, and an array of student clubs where students can explore their interests, meet friends, and make connections. When students graduate, they'll possess the tools and skills needed to succeed in any career they choose. The college's goal is to help students become the best version of themselves possible.

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 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 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 sTEM and design fields have access to the latest technical equipment, including 3D printers in the Innovation Center. Future teachers gain hands-on knowledge of lesson planning with SMART technology. The Bloomberg Professional Laboratory provides students with the same platform for news, data, analytics, and research used by the world's leading corporations and organizations. The Laboratory offers real-world training and experience, whether students are studying business or a program in the arts & sciences.

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. 

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. 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.

Get Involved

Involvement at STAC takes many forms for resident and commuter students. 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. 

The College currently has 18 NCAA Division II sports including men's baseball, basketball, cross-country, men's golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track (indoor and outdoor seasons) and women's basketball, cross-country, women's field hockey, women's lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and track (indoor and outdoor seasons). Club sports (including ice hockey, volleyball, bowling and cheerleading) and intramurals are also popular. They are adding new sports for Fall 2018: Sprint Football, Women's Bowling, Women's Triathlon, and E-Sports. Interested applicants can learn more at

Students 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, and sightseeing excursions. The city is theirs to explore!

Ready to Launch

Career Development serves as 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 through internships and virtual career fairs, etiquette seminars, resume building workshops, and mock interviews. The 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. The College provides the tools students need 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.


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, business, 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, make positive connections and serve their communities. 

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 70% 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.

This Aquinas Leaders Work Scholarship Program is designed for students with strong academic abilities and a desire to gain work experience each semester that can be related to their academic pursuits. The Program is designed to provide work experience opportunities with a mentor for each of five semesters. Students are required to complete a total of 40 hours each semester in order to gain the experience needed for preparation for career development or graduate school. An Aquinas Leaders Work Scholarship supplements an already strong academic scholarship that pushes the total award to approximately 60% of the student's total tuition costs over four years. 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

Location & Contact

Address 125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY  10976
United States
Contact Ms. Samantha Bazile
Director of Admissions
Phone: 845-398-4104
Fax: 845-398-4114

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

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99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 18.27%
Black or African American 14.08%
White or Caucasian 51.19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 2.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.19%
Two or more races 1.71%
Other 4.76%


Male (49.89%)
Female (50.11%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Octoberfest, Springfest and Days for girls project

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Spartan Volunteers, Laetare Players, Campus Ministry, Earth Day and X-Lab- Outdoor Weather Station

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Men's Sports

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Softball No No No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
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Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 52
Part-time - 80
Male - 56
Female - 76
St. Thomas Aquinas College