About Aquinas College
On Campus Housing
Aquinas College, which is located in Grand Rapids, MI is a private, Roman Catholic university. The university covers an area of 117 acres. Aquinas College was founded in the year 1886. Aquinas College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Non nisi te, Domine (Latin) and its official colors are maroon and white. The total enrolment stands at 2,001 students at Aquinas College. Around 1,456 and 144 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 86 full time 159 part time faculty. Around 90% of the students are 24 and under at Aquinas College. At AC around 65% are white, 15% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity, and 8% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. In its 134 years of existence, AC has produced several known personalities like Juan Olivarez, Paul Assenmacher, Dave Gumpert, and Godfrey Mwakikagile. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. AC offers a total of 175 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). Aquinas College has around $42 million as of 2014 in endowment.
To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular college helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. Aquinas College has been ranked at the 225th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to AC. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $44,827. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($33,854), books and supplies ($930), room and boarding ($9,598), and budget for other expenses ($2,133). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$64,829 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by AC. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $9,598 per year for living on campus. The students at Aquinas College have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,956 per year. There are around 43% male and 57% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
In case the students at Aquinas College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Aquinas College is around $20,729 and the federal grant is $4,975. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,418 as well as institutional aid worth $20,729. At AC, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $16,578 per year.