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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Aquinas is an above-average private, Catholic college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,299 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Aquinas acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 61% of students, Aquinas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
1700 Fulton St. E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

Aquinas College - Michigan Rankings

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Aquinas Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,513/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,206/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,299Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
279
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Personable
    28%
  • Athletic
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.49 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Small and friendly
    63%
  • Family atmosphere
    11%
  • Small
    11%
  • Frustrating
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Welcoming community
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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From the beginning of my journey, I wanted to go for an English Literature degree. I was able to find a place for myself in the Writing Center from my orientation day, when I got to pick my first classes. From there, I have taken as many of the English writing/literature classes as I could, up until this point. I feel confident that I have a broad enough understanding of English and writing to fit in at most writing-focused jobs, editing, teaching, or otherwise. I have already had experience in writing the online protocol for the Writing Center, and I have leadership experience from being president of our AQ Writers Guild.
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The professors care about you and help you when you have questions! The campus is located near the city, but you feel like you are in your own village in the woods and don't realize the city is so close. The only downfall at the college is the food and the dorms. The wifi used to be an issue, but it is currently being updated and is a lot better. There are so many different things to do on campus and many things to do off campus. Grand Rapids is only a short walk away. Even though the campus isn't as big as some university's, you are always meeting new people and good friends. The sport teams at Aquinas are very good and a lot of fun to watch. While I have been at school there have been a lot of varsity teams that have made it to nationals. If you are looking to be a well rounded individual aquinas provides that for you because it is a Liberal arts college.
I love going to Aquinas because of how much individual help I can get from the teachers. Because we're a small college, classes for my Major generally consist of 8 students, making it possible for me to get loads of one-on-one help. My professors are all Doctorate level, and they all take the time to help me perform the best I can.

Aquinas also has a wonderful Writing Center, where we are able to help our fellow students. I've found a home for myself there over the years, and I've discovered many opportunities for growth. I am in my Junior year and already taking my Senior capstone. I believe that I am being prepared well for life after college, whether that means going to a graduate school or finding a job right away.