C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Thomas College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Atlantic Conference
Address
180 W River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
Website
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Thomas College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
790-1000
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$20,558/ 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
    $18,869/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,512/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,150/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,278/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,992/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
808Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Kind
    22%
  • Unfriendly
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Family
    42%
  • Personalized
    42%
  • Sports
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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I stayed here for a week the summer after my junior year in high school. I took a full college course in about 4 or 5 days. The dorms were amazing, if just a little hot because the windows are too small for an air conditioner, not that they had any anyways. The teacher was incredibly involved and amazing to be around, the other students were fun and inviting and welcoming, and the food was absolutely delicious. They had options for everyone, including gluten free and vegan options! The classwork was tough, but not impossible, and the atmosphere and campus itself are just magical.
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I am a current senior, graduating in May of 2018. Then i plan on going back for my masters degree in business administration in the fall of 2018. I have had the experience of a life time. I have been an orientation leader at Thomas for all three years and putting happy faces on the new incoming students. We start planning usually in April for them to come in August. Its such a small college that these students that are in your orientation group remember your name and your not just another face like you are at some schools. The professors know you on a one-on-one basis. I have also been apart of Student Philanthropy Team, FBLA-PBL, and a 3 year member of the baseball team. Ive also volunteered around campus in different departments like athletics and admissions.
My experience so far through two and a half years at Thomas College has been something I will always remember and cherish and I’m excited to see what my next year and a half brings. I have met friends through socccer, classes and clubs. Without Thomas College and everything they offer these people would be people I most likely never met. The teachers have been amazing. They are always there to answer questions or give you extra help. Tutors are offered for even more help and if you use all the options there are to get work done and understand the material it makes the work load less stressful and very doable. The tight knit feel of Thomas College suits me very well and I am very happy to be here. Thomas has also given me the chance to continue playing the soccer and I am very thankful for that.