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Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
3.69 Average Rating

Founded in 1886 by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Aquinas College is a Catholic liberal arts college in western Michigan. Aquinas offers undergraduate degrees in over 100 fields of study including the first Sustainable Business program in the United States. Additionally, Aquinas features a Four Year Guarantee program ensuring that all students will graduate in four years or the college will waive tuition expenses for up to one additional school year. For students interested in online gaming, Aquinas features an esports team that competes in the National Association of Collegiate Esports.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
75%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
45%
Submitting ACT
74%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1143
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,716
Total Number of Undergrads
1,551
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
71%
20-39 Students
27%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,927
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,573
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,573
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,332
Books and Supplies
$920

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,198
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,831
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,039

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,219
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,667
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
72
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
51%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Saints
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Nashville
Grand Rapids
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
72%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.69 Average Rating
The professors are amazing and care, but the student life is a little dead, the administration is too controlling, and there is nothing going on for the weekends. They need visitor parking and better housing opportunities.
Biology
Aquinas college is very small. However this provides a close community. It has great teachers.
Amanda from Rockford, MI
Centrally located between East Grand Rapids, East town, and Ottawa Hills lies the campus of Aquinas College. Rooted in Catholicism (Dominican), Aquinas College offers the traditional liberal arts approach towards higher education. With graduating classes smaller than most modern day high school graduating classes, its appeal is obvious to the student who enjoys the best parts of an urban social environment combined with a private school feel.
Michael from Holland, MI
I absoutely love Aquinas College! It is a small school and you get the feeling of a close-knit family on campus here. All of the teachers that I have had have been great- they really care about their students!
Abigale from Manistee, MI
Aquinas offers a great learning environment on its campus; just outside the city of Grand Rapids, this enclosed, wooded area is simply beautiful. The professors are here to help and show great enthusiasm while teaching. Even though it is a smaller college, there are always fun activities being planned, such as concerts, sporting events, and speakers.
Rachel from Warren, MI

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