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Thomas Aquinas College

Santa Paula, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

10000 Ojai Rd

Santa Paula, CA 93060-9621

www.thomasaquinas.edu

Admission Office

10000 Ojai Road

Santa Paula, CA 93060-9621

(805) 525-4417

Fax : (805) 421-5905

admissions@thomasaquinas.edu

Contact : Jonathan Daly

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

American Academy for Liberal Education

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Roman Catholic Church

Catholic

College Board Code: 4828

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 84.0%

Total undergraduates : 439

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 117

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $21,589.00

In-State Tuition : $26,000.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $26,000.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Rural Community (<2,500)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Oct 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 1 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Mar 2

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 11 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 84.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 94.0%

Accreditation and Associations

American Academy for Liberal Education

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Computer Services

20 Public computers, available in: Dorms, Libraries, Student Center, Computer Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Geographic Location : 5 miles from Santa Paula, 12 miles from Ojai, 20 miles from Ventura

Rural Community

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 439

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 117

Degree-seeking undergrads : 439

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 39.0%

Out of state students : 61.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 15.0%

White : 76.0%

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 100.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Sport's Levels Available

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Employment services for undergraduates

Chaplain/spiritual director

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

N

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 204

Admitted : 161

Enrolled : 117

Less selective 79.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Offered place on waitlist : 24

Number accepting place : 24

Accepted from list : 15



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Academic GPA

Considered

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Other Test Policies

Test scores are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

A note from the college

Application essays, 3 letters of reference, academic records, and test scores (SAT, ACT, or CLT) required.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 29.0%

Top Quarter : 64.0%

Top Half : 86.0%

Bottom Half : 14.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 13.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 7.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 2.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 3.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 30.0%

600 - 699 : 43.0%

500 - 599 : 25.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 13.0%

600 - 699 : 42.0%

500 - 599 : 43.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 39.0%

24 - 29 : 61.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 11.0%

24 - 29 : 75.0%

18 - 23 : 14.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 68.0%

24 - 29 : 18.0%

18 - 23 : 14.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: Thomas Aquinas College has a fully integrated liberal arts program. Regardless of past education, all students begin as first-year students. We do not accept transfer credits or AP credits in place of the College's required coursework.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Science Lab

0

2

History

2

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

2

3

Foreign Language

2

0

Academic Electives

0

3

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 76.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 24.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

560 - 680

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

590 - 710

ACT Composite

26 - 31


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 54.0%

% of loans / jobs : 46.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 74.0%

% Judged to have need : 97.0%

% that were offered aid : 97.0%

% that had need fully met : 100.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $21,589.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $14,295.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,350.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $18,967.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Mar 2

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Gregory Becher

Financial aid office phone : (800) 634-9797

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Noncustodial (divorced/separated) Parents Statement

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Other: Tax return, W-2 Forms

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $722.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Prepayment Discount

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$26,000.00

$26,000.00

$26,000.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$26,000.00

$26,000.00

$26,000.00

Room and board:

$9,400.00

$16,580.00

$8,780.00

Books and supplies:

--

--

--

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,608.00

$3,784.00

$3,224.00

Transportation expenses:

$234.00

$858.00

$938.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$38,242.00

$47,222.00

$38,942.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$38,242.00

$47,222.00

$38,942.00

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For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Transfers accepted as

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $26,000.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $9,400.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,580.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $722.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students