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Aquinas College

Nashville, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%
Acceptance Rate52%

Aquinas College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Aquinas College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Aquinas College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Aquinas College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 69%
Waitlist No

Aquinas College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Aquinas College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Aquinas College?

Aquinas College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Is Aquinas College Difficult To Get Into?

It is not difficult to get into Aquinas College. Aquinas College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Aquinas College accepted 52% of students, about 95 from 183 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Aquinas College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing, teacher education programs is program extremely difficult.

Transferring to Aquinas College

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Aquinas College

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

What Does Aquinas College Look For in an Applicant?

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

Admissions Factors at Aquinas College

What does Aquinas College consider 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered

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

Aquinas College Application Requirements

To apply to Aquinas College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check 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 of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.4

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Aquinas College?

Students admitted to Aquinas College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At Aquinas College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 45% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Aquinas College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Aquinas College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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 looks at 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, 34% of Aquinas College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 69% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Aquinas College?

What is a Good ACT Score for Aquinas College?

To be most competitive at Aquinas College, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Aquinas College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Aquinas College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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 not difficult to get admitted to Aquinas College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring 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. Aquinas College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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 52%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Aquinas College?

❌ Aquinas College does not offer early decision.

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Aquinas College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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How hard is it to get into Aquinas College? Aquinas College is a less selective institution. The Aquinas College acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.


Aquinas College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Aquinas College SAT Scores


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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 3.55. 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.

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