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St. Thomas Aquinas College Reviews

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  • 11/29/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for a student who would enjoy a small school setting with a more one on one relationship with the teachers.

    Bang for the buck

    STAC is listed in several magazines as the best bang for your buck in terms of colleges. STAC not only teaches you the skills that you will need to use throughout your professional life, but also the resources to help you get off the ground after graduating.

    Will enjoy being here

    With several athletic teams, clubs, and other activities on campus, STAC has a very positive atmosphere that makes me feel like I am home whenever I am on campus.

    Will learn a lot

    The classes at STAC are amazing, the teachers are very welcoming especially for a student who isn't even enrolled yet.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 8

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Library, sports, cafeteria, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn all the details of the schools you would like to attend.

    In three sentences

    A very helpful and friendly environment to be in. extremely well knowledgeable staff. Small classes for better one on one attention.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus with constant security, especially late at night. Security friendly as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs and organizations: Business Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Italian Club, Psychology Club, The Thoma (newspaper), The Thomist (yearbook), Laetare Players, Art Therapy Club, and many more. Intermural and Team Sports as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Business and Education are the departments the school is known for, and you can pursue your master's degree in those fields at the college as well. Psychology department also has great classes and faculty.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive for the size of the school, but overall a safe small community environment. As long as you don't have to deal with administration much and do the right thing, you will not run into problems.

    What to do for fun

    Palisades Mall is nearby, where you can get food, shop, see a movie, and run errands.

    Food and Dining

    Good food at Romano, but food is not great in the Dining Hall.

    Dorm Life

    Small dorms. Freshman year, you live in the Commons, right next to the dining hall, 3 or 4 to a room, but you have to park your car on the other side of the street. After that, you can choose to live in the Commons or the Village. Tend to make close friends and have fun nights when people are on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the department, some professors are easier to get along with, while others are difficult graders.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rolling admission, but apply early if you want to get into the Honors Program. Seriously.

    In three sentences

    Small liberal arts school where everyone knows one another.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It can be a little too safe. The head of security is a retired uptight police officer with a heightened eagerness to be liked

    Greek Life

    Only two fraternities; one of them are a co-ed national service frat

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do, but it does not mean you necessarily will find it entertaining.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who come from small schools in rural areas. Those who consider themselves homebodies. People with positive attitude and a love for community service.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are none. It is a small campus. It is generally a commuter school.

    Bang for the buck

    The school ask too much for the all around environment they provide.

    What to do for fun

    The gymnasium is open to students for 10pm to 1pm every evening. The palisades mall is less than 10 minutes away. New York city is 45 minutes away.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is strict and small. If you are looking for a complete college experience this may not be the school for you. However, if you are looking for a close nit environment that is a solid base to start your career then it is a good place to start.

    In three sentences

    It is a small school with intimate tides to it's students. Professors and students interact regularly. Housing is comfortable and close to main campus as well as the dinning facilities.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There are two sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are home-bodys, need extra attention, like to get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    You get your money's worth. The staff knows and caters to your every need.

    What to do for fun

    New York City is 20 minutes away, the Palisades mall is only 10 minutes away, and the campus is always hosting events!

    Dorm Life

    Campus Safety is taken very seriously. Therefore, it is not a big party school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get involved and have a close family type feel to a college, then STAC is for you.

    In three sentences

    STAC is small, but gives many opportunities to succeed. Here, you are not just a social security number - the staff knows your needs and caters to them. I would suggest this college to anybody.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is pretty on their game for the most part considering it is a small school and things rarely go wrong.

    What to do for fun

    My friends and I get involved on daily trips and daily activities on campus. If there are limited activities, I find myself going to the mall on a daily basis, not just to shop but to eat or go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining areas on campus are limited. The dining halls close fairly early and I find myself still a bit hungry after the halls close.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at STAC sometimes can be a bit boring if you are not involved in what is going on on campus. Resident Assistants go around each night handing students flyers of what is going on on the campus which helps majorly in becoming involved on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at STAC are highly rigorous. If a student does not obtain a high academic standing, the student may lose all academic scholarships or grants the school has offered them.

    In three sentences

    Unlike large universities, at Saint Thomas Aquinas College you won't find yourself in lecture halls with hundreds of students. Instead you'll find yourself in small classes, some rarely more than 50 students per class. Classes are smaller than usual and easier for students to interact more.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24 hour campus safety

    Great for these types of students

    Students that like a small setting Students that like a challenge People who like a quiet suburban setting

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs You can create a club, but you have to follow a procedure Join sports teams Go on school trips Play bingo Go to games Go to school shows Volunteer

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is open 24 hours a day. You have a 19 meal per week food plan and it's free. If you want food from the grill you have to load money on your Spartan I.D. card which you should receive before class is in session and you can buy food from the grill. you can also purchase outside food with it from specific locations that accept the card. Your spartan card can also be used to do laundry, buy books , open the gates outside the campus and other things.

    Dorm Life

    The room you have depends on what year you're in. When you start out as a Freshman you live across the street from the campus in the freshman buildings. you share your room with either 2 or 3 other people. you can request to live with your friends if you're both attending the school. The rooms are rather small but you can make room if you shift stuff around. If you truly are not happy with your roommates you can request a room change. you share the bathroom amongst your roommates and another group of people in the same building complex. There's a cleaning service that comes once a week to clean the bathroom and restock toilet paper. Everybody's dorm experience varies.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone seems to know there job very well. They expect you to pay attention in class, if you text or take a phone call during class those are points off of your grade. You are only allowed to miss very little days of class if you exceed that limit you automatically fail the semester. there are people around to help you research for your assignments, write your papers, help you look for books and sources.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school with a small setting, then Saint Thomas Aquinas may be right for you. It's in a suburban area in Rockland county. There's 24 hour security if you plan to live there. The grounds are well kept and it's very organized inside of the buildings.

    In three sentences

    Saint Thomas Aquinas College is a small private catholic college, but people of all faiths and beliefs are welcome to attend, I myself am not catholic. It's very supportive of it's students and they take the time to work with you one on one with any type of problems you may have. It's a very hardworking school, the professors and staff expect a lot out of you, but are always willing to help whether it's with your studies, how to act at a job interview , business lunch/ dinner etc. It's a very good school.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    RA checks every single night and after nine need your card to get into campus. It is very safe college.

    Greek Life

    There is none.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many club options.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are happy with chilling in the dorms do nothing but homework and watching movies.

    Bang for the buck

    There are good teachers and good dorms. I have a full ride and think that it is very good for the lessened price I have to pay.

    What to do for fun

    There is nothing unless you appreciate staying in your dorm and watching movies with your roommates or friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food is alright, colleges are not known to have amazing food so it is as one would expect while at college. There are only two food options. You cannot eat after 7pm any night. The second dining option is barely open and when it is, the food is very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice but the social aspect of college is not. It feels like a sleep away high school.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are very challenging, but I am an Honors student and a biology major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not attend if you want any bit of a social life besides studying day in an day out due to the lack of activities.

    In three sentences

    The professors are very helpful and care if you are understanding the material. The dorm rooms are very large compared to typical colleges. However, the social life is a bore due to the lack of people that remain on campus on the weekends.