Saint Thomas Aquinas College was founded in 1952 and continues today as a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the town of Sparkill, New York.
The school was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York. It’s also conveniently located around 15 miles north of New York City. The school was named after the medieval philosopher and theologian St. Thomas Aquinas. Today, the school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to overall accreditation, Saint Thomas Aquinas has also earned accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for their teacher education undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education for their business programs.
The total enrollment for all students is around 1,957. The townhouse-style residence halls on-campus accommodates around 700 students and includes a dining and laundry facility and an after-hour lounge. There are many other facilities that students take advantage of; such as, Aquinas Hall Gym and Fitness Center, tennis courts, soccer, softball, and lacrosse fields, ice hockey rink, golf course, and cross-country trails. Also, Provident Bank Park, a minor league stadium, is home to the school’s baseball team. There are 40 clubs and organizations on-campus which helps enhance the college experience for students. New clubs also develop each year.
Prospective students who are interested in applying for admission are required to submit an application within the deadline. For total evaluation of the application, applicants must also submit their official high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, essay, letter of recommendation, and a resume of extracurricular activities. The average admission ratings are a GPA of 3.0, SAT- 1560, ACT-22, and the decision time is usually 4 weeks after application submission. Other students such as transfer, graduate and international students have a different process. The average acceptance rate is around 82 percent.
St. Thomas Aquinas offers degree programs up to the graduate level. More than 100 academic programs are available that lead to the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Pre-Professional Studies (pre-law, pre-medical, pre-pharmacy), Dual-degrees, Master in Business Administration, Master of Science in Teaching, and Master of Science in Education. Some graduate programs are also offered online. STAC has a wonderful faculty who is dedicated to providing the highest quality education to all their students. The student-to-teacher ratio is 18:1 which gives students a more personalized learning environment.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
Saint Thomas Aquinas offers a variety of online and distance opportunities for nontraditional students. The General Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is offered in a traditional on-campus and an online format. Many courses are offered in an online format, as well.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
The base tuition is $26,340 per year. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify. About 62 percent of undergraduate students receive some kind of grant or scholarship aid. Qualification is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which all aid applicants are required to fill out. Aid is available through grants, loans, scholarships and work-study opportunities.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Post-master's certificate
Adult Age Enrollments:278
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