B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A+
Thomas Aquinas College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
10000 Ojai Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1140-1360
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$20,882/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,525/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,579/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,059/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,756/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,413/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
377Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
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100%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
74%
National
83%
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For someone who attended a college prior, this felt like high school with stricter rules than my parents had ever thought to set for me.
No WiFi in dorms or on campus. Your laptop must be plugged in via ethernet and facing outwards where all can see. No internet allowed on phones.
Music and movies must be on an approved list before listened to or played publicly anywhere on campus, including dorms.
No PDA anywhere on campus, even if you are engaged. Seeing them NOT holding hands made me more uncomfortable.
Prefects are designated students to patrol campus at all times and after curfew and “hour” (work for an hour without pay) fellow students who are out past 10pm, wearing a skirt just ever so slightly above the knee, etc.
As for such a small student body not having to worry about assault, one of my close friends was assaulted while on a date with a fellow student. Not a word was spoken since this incident happened “past curfew”.
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Thomas Aquinas is an amazing college for multiple reasons. One, the subject matter is composed of questions that men have asked for centuries and will continue asking for the rest of time. Second, we read all original works which gives students a more true idea of the author's thoughts. Third, we use the seminar method which means that students don't just sit in class and listen to a teacher lecture. Students read the material and then come to class and discuss it among themselves in order to find answers. The teacher is only there to ask questions to promote and guide discussion and to keep the discussion from going too far off course. Fourth, the Catholic community is rock solid.
I was a little intimidated by the idea of going to a college with less than 500 people considering that my high school graduating class alone had over 800 people, but the small size creates an amazing community that I never thought would be possible. Having the same 17 people in five of my classes has actually been a great experience because you truly get to know your classmates and form a class dynamic where you work as a team to pursue knowledge together. Instead of fighting your classmates to beat them out with better grades, you strive to improve yourself and can help and be helped by others. This unity is a huge benefit that comes from the single program that all students take, and the classes are all engaging enough to compensate for the lack of electives. The curriculum at TAC is beautifully crafted and works as a cohesive whole so if students were to pick and choose their courses they would be missing fundamental elements necessary to complete later classes.