Aquinas College

1700 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, United States
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Overview of Aquinas College

About this school

Aquinas, founded in 1922, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and professional study. Its 107-acre campus is located in a residential area of Grand Rapids.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,551
    • Men:612 (39.5%)
    • Women:939 (60.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Aquinas College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1700 Fulton Street East
City, State, Zip
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Phone
(616) 632-2900
Fax
(616) 459-2563
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,875 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 1,174 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 701 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
314 (22%) of 1,397 admitted students enrolled
Women
183 (21%) of 891 admitted students enrolled
Men
131 (26%) of 506 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
520-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
53%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,574 (72.02494140538629%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,332 (20.634148498651218%)
  • Other Expences: - $904 (1.9988502189006323%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,416 (5.3420598770618675%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Aquinas College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 27
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002239
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
286 (91.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
248 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
248 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
53 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$25,933
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 248 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,872
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 203 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,061
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 93 (37.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
64 (20.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,774

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,111 (84.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,010 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,009 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
205 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$24,384
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,009 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,644
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 872 (86.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,740
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 340 (33.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
301 (22.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,822

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,755
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,026

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


84

Part-Time Faculty


126

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


32%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 65% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
281,667

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
210
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Aquinas College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


36.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


58.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (51)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science Education, Master of Sustainable Business, Master of Management, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management
  • Sustainability Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


192,294

Nearest Metropolitan Area


117 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Grand Rapids

Weather


Temperature
14.7 average low in January, 78.7 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Grand Rapids

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


46% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


50%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Nelson' the campus chipmunk
School Colors
Red, white, and royal blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Aquinas College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, community senate programming board, the saint (newspaper), insignis honors group, community action volunteers of aquinas (cava), residence hall association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,317

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,551
Women
939
Men
612

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 3.9% Black/African-American
  • 6.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.5% White
  • 7.1% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 22 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


165

Student Resources

Study resources