69%

Acceptance Rate

$23,206

Avg.Financial Aid

002239

FAFSA Code

About Aquinas College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,758

Website

www.aquinas.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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.

Location & Contact

Address

1700 Fulton St. E

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6166328900
Fax: 6167324469
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

69%

SAT Range

1010 - 1230

ACT Range

21 - 26

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Aquinas College is easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1000-1210 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Aquinas College, must score 23 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 20 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1700 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506-1801. To gather more information, they can call them at (616) 632-8900.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$18,513

Average Annual Cost

$31,976

Books And Supplies

$920

Other Fees

$598

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,332

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,762

Total One Year Cost

$44,588

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

75%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

38 Graduates

Biology, General

35 Graduates

Psychology, General

25 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

24 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

23 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

22 Graduates

Business/Corporate Communications

20 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

18 Graduates

Community Organization and Advocacy

16 Graduates

Mathematics

16 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

15 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

14 Graduates

History

13 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

12 Graduates

Economics

11 Graduates

International Business

11 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

10 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

10 Graduates

Political Science and Government

10 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

9 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

8 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

6 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

6 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

6 Graduates

Sociology

6 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

5 Graduates

Music

5 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

4 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

4 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

2 Graduates

International/Global Studies

2 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Chemistry

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,578

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

30%

Full-time

82%

Part-time

18%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

66% White

17% Unknown

3% Black

7% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

3% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

13%

Out Of State

84%

In State

3%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 90% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

90%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,376/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,956/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,956/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Saints

School Colors

sage, maroon, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

256

Total Female Athletes

239

Intramural Sports

6

Sports Club

6

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Bowling

Cross Country

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$31,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$37,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$22,916

$27,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$238 - 285

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$23,206

Students Receiving Federal Grants

34%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,359

Students Receiving State Aid

58%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,434

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$19,991

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$28,126

$30K - $48K

$27,064

$48K - $75K

$26,883

$75K - $110K

$22,629

> $110K

$19,478

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,476,405

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,061,772

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.

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