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Thomas College

Waterville, ME 4-Year Private
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About Thomas College

Thomas College Overview

Thomas College is a private, nonprofit school in the rural setting of Waterville, Maine. Thomas College was founded in 1894 and enrolls 1,601 undergrads and no graduate students. Thomas College offers housing for up to 573 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 65% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Thomas College!

Interested in music or performing? At Thomas College you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in Greek life? Thomas College has fraternities, but doesn't have sororities.

Planning to play sports? Thomas College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Thomas College on the Student Life page.

2022 Thomas College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Tuition $28,954
Percent of Need Met 85%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,711

Is Thomas College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Thomas College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Thomas College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 71% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Thomas Collegecome back their sophomore year. Thomas Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 45 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Thomas College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Thomas College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Thomas College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Thomas College's endowment was valued at $10.5 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $5,256 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Thomas College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Thomas College meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Thomas College full-time are awarded $24,711 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $32,123 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.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Thomas College.

Based on this information, does Thomas College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Thomas College a good school for you?

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Where is Thomas College?

Thomas College is located in the rural setting of Waterville, Maine, less than an hour from Lewiston/Auburn.

If you are interested in seeing Thomas College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Waterville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Thomas College and Waterville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

180 West River Road Waterville, ME 04901-5097

Campus Setting: Rural

Thomas College Application Deadline

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

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Wondering what life at Thomas College is like? There are approximately 1,601 students enrolled at Thomas College. 46% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from ME and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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