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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:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- 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 aquinas.edu.
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 http://www.aquinas.edu.
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 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||21 - 27|
|ACT ® Math||19 - 26|
|ACT ® Composite Score||21 - 26|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into AQ
We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at AQ.
|Granted Admissions||1,990 (71%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||391 (20%)|
The total student enrollment at Aquinas College is about 2,100, where graduate students make up roughly 8% 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
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $25,000-$30,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Part time students pay in the range of $490 to $590 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$16,562|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$6,419|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 9%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
The overall graduation rate of Aquinas College is around 52%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||44%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
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)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Aquinas College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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