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Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, MI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

Aquinas College Admissions

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Aquinas College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Aquinas College's admissions stats.

Aquinas College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1115
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist No

Aquinas College Application Deadlines

Check with Aquinas College directly for more info on application deadlines.

Applying Early to Aquinas College?

Aquinas College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Aquinas College directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Aquinas College Admissions

Is Aquinas College Challenging To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Aquinas College.

In 2021, Aquinas College accepted 89% of students, about 1,275 from the 1,432 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Aquinas College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Aquinas College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Aquinas College

Aquinas College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Aquinas College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Aquinas College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Aquinas College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Aquinas College for more information on admission factors.

Aquinas College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Aquinas College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Aquinas College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Aquinas College?

Students admitted to Aquinas College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5. Aquinas College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Aquinas College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Aquinas College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 45% of Aquinas College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Aquinas College?

To be competitive with other Aquinas College applicants, you should aim to score between 1000 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Aquinas College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Aquinas College student is 1115.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Aquinas College students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Aquinas College students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Aquinas College?

To be most competitive at Aquinas College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Aquinas College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Aquinas College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Aquinas College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Aquinas College.

Transfer students can enroll in Aquinas College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Aquinas College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Aquinas College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Aquinas College.

Does Aquinas College accept transfer credits?

✅ Aquinas College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Aquinas College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Aquinas College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Aquinas College?

✅ Aquinas College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Aquinas College's acceptance rate?

✅ Aquinas College has an acceptance rate of 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Aquinas College?

🟨 Aquinas College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Aquinas College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Aquinas College? Aquinas College is a somewhat selective institution. The Aquinas College acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.


Aquinas College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Aquinas College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1170


Math SAT Range

490 - 570


Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


1000 to 1170


1000 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Aquinas College students is 1115. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Aquinas College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Aquinas College.

Aquinas College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Aquinas College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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