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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,654
   Women 1,013 (61.2%)
   Men 641 (38.8%)
Graduate Students 110
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 91% of 1,706 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.48 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $41,432
  Tuition and Fees $30,062
  Room and Board $8,814
Average Percent of Need Met 83%
Average Freshman Award $25,225
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 86
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
Grand Rapids Population 192,294
Nearest Metropolitan Area Grand Rapids
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Nelson' the campus chipmunk
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.4% White
7.8% Unknown
International Students 1.8% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 31.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported