Aquinas College (AQ)

1607 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI

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AQ is a nonprofit private institution located in Grand Rapids, MI and provides a large number of program options for students. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Around two thousand students enroll at AQ per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Aquinas College offers:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. The majority of students at this school scored between 21 to 26 on the ACT exam. This school has an acceptance rate of around 79% of which only 21% chose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at

Tuition is approximately $26,000 annually, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students may visit the school's tuition calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students and costs around $3,800 each year. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The AQ "Saints" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Sports available may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
  • Lacrosse (NAIA Division II)

Contact information, admission forms, areas of study, and much more may be accessed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates AQ accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to Aquinas College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English21 - 27
ACT ® Math19 - 26
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into AQ

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at AQ.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions1,990 (71%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled391 (20%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Aquinas College is about 1,900, where graduate students make up roughly 7% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $30,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $500 to $600 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$16,562
Receiving Student Loans75%$6,419

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 5.3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Aquinas College may provide services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Aquinas College is around 60%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years30%
Graduating in 5 Years23%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2013)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2013)

Intercollegiate Athletics

AQ is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Aquinas College for official up-to-date information.

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