Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, MI

Aquinas, founded in 1922, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and professional study. Its 107-acre campus is located in a residential area of Grand Rapids.

Website: www.aquinas.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,551
Undergraduate
Students
(60.5%) 939 Women
(39.5%) 612 Men
165
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,875 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.53
SAT Math
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$45,226
Tuition and Fees
$32,574
Room and Board
$9,332
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$26,060
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,204
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
84
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Grand Rapids Population
192,294
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Grand Rapids
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Nelson' the campus chipmunk
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.5% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1700 Fulton Street East
City, State, Zip
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone
(616) 632-2900
Fax
(616) 459-2563
E-mail
admissions@aquinas.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,875 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 1,174 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 701 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
314 (22%) of 1,397 admitted students enrolled
Women
183 (21%) of 891 admitted students enrolled
Men
131 (26%) of 506 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.53
3.75 and Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
47%
Score of 18 - 23
45%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$45,226
Tuition and Fees
$32,574
Room and Board
$9,332
Books and Supplies
$904
Other Expenses
$2,416
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 14
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002239
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
304 (91.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
271 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
271 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$26,060
Need-Based Gift
Received by 271 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,084
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 214 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,976
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 157 (37.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
33 (20.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,497

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,078 (84.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
974 (90.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
973 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
220 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$25,507
Need-Based Gift
Received by 968 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,884
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 828 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,623
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 406 (33.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
196 (22.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,633

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,204
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$994
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
84
Part-Time Faculty
126
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
32%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 65% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
281,667
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
210
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Grand Rapids Population
192,294
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Grand Rapids
Campus Size
117 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.7 average low in January, 78.7 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
50%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Nelson' the campus chipmunk
School Colors
Red, white, and royal blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, community senate programming board, the saint (newspaper), insignis honors group, community action volunteers of aquinas (cava), residence hall association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,551
Women
939 (60.5%)
Men
612 (39.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,317
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
6.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.5% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 22 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
165

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
58.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
59.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Average Starting Salary
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 1%
Medicine 2%
Education 3%
Other 2%

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