Thomas Aquinas College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: California


Thomas Aquinas College is unique among the nation's Catholic institutions of higher learning. Located on an attractive 131-acre campus in a quiet valley valley 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles, this small college approaches liberal education with a clear sense of purpose. The college has no textbooks; instead, students read the great books of Western civilization. The college has no lectures, but sustained tutorials, seminars and laboratories. Thomas Aquinas College also has no majors, for all students acquire a broad and integrated liberal education. The college frequently ranks highly among national liberal arts colleges, and it also wins praise for its small classes and its value, and the school has appeared on Young America's Foundation list of the "Top Ten Conservative Colleges."

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All students study the same great books curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 340
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Undergraduate Students: 340
Faculty: 29

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

10000 N Ojai Rd
Santa Paula California 93060


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 25 29
English 26 33
Math 24 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 610 710
Math 550 660
Writing 580 690

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 77%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -77%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 450

Other Expenses: 3112

Room and Board: 7550

Tuition and Fees: 22850

Total Cost: 33962

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 3633

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 76%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 87%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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