Thomas College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine


Thomas College is a small, private college located in Waterville, Maine. The Kennebec River is a couple steps away, and Colby College is a few miles north. The college has come a long way since 1894 when it first opened its doors as the Keist Business College in an upper floor of a Woolworth's store. The undergraduate curriculum provides a balance of liberal arts courses with career-specific training. Professional fields such as business, criminal justice and education are all popular. Academics at Thomas are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. The college prides itself on the personal attention students receive, and Thomas does a good job helping students who may not have been the strongest in their high schools. 94% of Thomas graduates get a job in their field of study within three months of graduation. On the athletic front, the Thomas Terriers compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference. The college fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Psychology, Sport Management

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 943
Total Grad Students: 106
Undergraduate Students: 837
Faculty: 22

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 43:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 38:1

Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 26%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

180 W River Rd
Waterville Maine 4901


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 16 19
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 370 490
Math 350 470
Writing 340 440

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 93%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -93%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 2000

Room and Board: 9170

Tuition and Fees: 22770

Total Cost: 34740

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6624

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 96%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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