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Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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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.
Thomas Aquinas College is a unique liberal arts college due to its emphasis on classical education. It is a fully integrated curriculum which some may consider a lack of educational options, but it is rather a tool used to promote the focus on obtaining the truth through the great works of western civilization. It does not offer any extracurricular classes or clubs, but there are student run events, which for a school of 370 students works out with great success. The promotion of the spiritual life is what, personally, the school is most effective in doing.