St. Thomas Aquinas College

125 NY-340, Sparkill, United States
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Overview of St. Thomas Aquinas College

About this school

St. Thomas Aquinas is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1952, it adopted coeducation in 1968. Its 43-acre campus is located in Sparkill, 15 miles from New York City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,778
    • Men:821 (46.2%)
    • Women:957 (53.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to St. Thomas 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 accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
4
-
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
-
-
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: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
125 Route 340
City, State, Zip
Sparkill, NY  10976
Phone
(845) 398-4100
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25|Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
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
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
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
79% of 1,953 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 1,065 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 888 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
246 (16%) of 1,546 admitted students enrolled
Women
116 (14%) of 833 admitted students enrolled
Men
130 (18%) of 713 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.00
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
440-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
14%
• Score 200 - 300
1%
Sat Critical Reading
440-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
9%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
43%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
15%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
29%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,750 (64.3979057591623%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,750 (26.701570680628272%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (2.6178010471204187%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,000 (6.282722513089006%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


St. Thomas Aquinas College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002832
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
230 (93.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
198 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
196 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
34%
Average Award
$16,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 196 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,000
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 143 (73.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,500
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 124 (63.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
53 (21.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,200

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,020 (93.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
833 (81.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
791 (95.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
172 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
38%
Average Award
$18,100
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 756 (95.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,500
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 728 (92.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,500
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 562 (71.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
224 (20.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,800

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,750
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
21.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

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
Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Creative Writing
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Twins, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,453

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


58

Part-Time Faculty


99

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


31%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 10-19 students: - 100% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
125,178

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
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


St. Thomas 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


44.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Natural Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering, social work, physical therapy with New York Medical College

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Finance and Banking
  • Marketing
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


49,212

Nearest Metropolitan Area


46 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
135 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Newark
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in White Plains
Nearest Train Station
16 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

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
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


St. Thomas Aquinas College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, spartan volunteers, campus activities board, wstk campus radio, bowling club, laetare players

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,091

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,778
Women
957
Men
821

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.4% Asian
  • 12.3% Black/African-American
  • 24.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 53.7% White
  • 6.7% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 16 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


137

Student Resources

Study resources