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St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sparkill, NY
St. Thomas Aquinas is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1952, it adopted coeducation in 1968. Its 43-acre campus is located in Sparkill, 15 miles from New York City.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,721
   Women 958 (55.7%)
   Men 763 (44.3%)
Graduate Students 130
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 1,953 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.00
SAT Math 478 average
412-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 477 average
420-527 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20 average
17-22 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 $42,665
  Tuition and Fees $29,275
  Room and Board $12,390
Average Percent of Need Met 34%
Average Freshman Award $16,016
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 57
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Sparkill Population 49,212
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 72% of freshmen, 34% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
8.5% Black/African-American
20.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.2% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students 2.2% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning 74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 42.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported