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 West River Road
Waterville, ME 04901
Website

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
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
790-1000
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
846Undergrads
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 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    70%
  • Kind
    20%
  • Unfriendly
    10%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Family
    46%
  • Personalized
    38%
  • Sports
    15%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

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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The food here is terrible, their newest addition to our cafeteria are pickled eggs and sausage...the campus life is a joke, and the student activities are rarely entertaining and always targetted at freshman. This school is a cash-grab and will leech freshman for every dime they have and dump them like it's nothing. The school is going downhill and everyone hates it here. The academics are OK, but some classes are way too easy and others way too hard. The college seems to have more old people (and no, not faculty) than students, they host weddings and barmitsfas frequently. Don't go here, it is a trap and they will try everything in their power to make you stay here or drop out, transfers are a pain.
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.