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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A+
Thomas Aquinas is an above-average private, Catholic college located in California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 386 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Thomas Aquinas acceptance rate is 75%. The only major offered is Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 82% of students, Thomas Aquinas alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
About Thomas Aquinas College...
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Address
10000 Ojai Rd.
Santa Paula, CA 93060
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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
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Academics

Professors
C+
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Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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20%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
386Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
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83%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
74%
National
83%
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Thomas Aquinas College is an institution dedicated to producing better people through education. Everything about it is oriented to the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness-- who Catholics call Christ. The gorgeous campus in Southern California, wholesome culture rich with Catholic morality, and involved Great Books education can't but help form students into people who are more intelligent, more virtuous, and more happy. The education, while of the original texts of ancient and modern geniuses who shaped Western understanding, proves itself to be practical, time after time granting grads respectable careers including but not limited to law, medicine, business, and teaching. If anyone is interested in reading the most important and influential works ever written, and acquiring the tools to unravel them, in addition to meeting the best people in college, come to TAC.
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Five stars for the education at this school. If you can sit through the major BS from various rules and practices. Then when you're 80, you'll be able to enjoy thinking about mankind's greatest problems and hopefully keel over soon. Hence, no stars for any other aspects besides education because they really believe in suffering before achieving any reward. Suffering and misery is what this program offers in addition to a liberal arts degree. And oh, have fun trying to get a real job. The last I heard from that 80 year old, he lives off the government because he's too lazy 'living the life of leisure,' and hasn't been able to find work due to his inability to socialize on any normal level.
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”.