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About Aquinas College

Aquinas College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Grand Rapids, MI, less than an hour from Grand Rapids.

Founded in 1886, the institution currently enrolls around 1,517 students a year, including 1,372 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Aquinas College's endowment was valued at $40,841,693 in 2021. The school spends $7,588 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Aquinas College

Acceptance rate: 69%

Average GPA: 3.53

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1115

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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Aquinas College Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Aquinas College is moderately difficult. Around 69 percent of all applicants to Aquinas College are accepted each year. In 2021, Aquinas College admitted 1,305 of the 1,883 people who applied.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.53 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1115. The mean ACT scores is 23.

Aquinas College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Aquinas College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 353 students who started at Aquinas College as first-time freshman, 139 graduate within four years.

Aquinas College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 65 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 72 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $37,594 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $29,707 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Aquinas College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Aquinas College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1700 Fulton Street East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Campus Setting: Suburban

Aquinas College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Aquinas College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Aquinas College is Continuous processing.

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Aquinas College ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

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Aquinas College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1210


Math SAT Range

490 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

Aquinas College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Aquinas College is like? There are approximately 1,600 students enrolled at Aquinas College, including 1,456 undergraduate students and 144 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from MI and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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