Aquinas College Rankings

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#4159 of 14,131 In the World
#1177 of 2,597 In North America
#1103 of 2,496 In the United States
#26 of 62 In Michigan
#2 of 7 In Grand Rapids

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
71%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$18,812 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,372
Graduates
145
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
aquinas.edu

Aquinas College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 71% 66% 74%
Applicants 1,853 731 1,122
Admissions 1,314 486 828
Freshmen enrolled full time 278 109 169
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 1 1

400 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

76 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
241 or 86%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1010
or below

75% of them
had 1220
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Aquinas College are 1010-1220 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
73 or 26%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Aquinas College are 20-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1043 (69%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 174 (12%)
Hispanic 123 (8%)
Black or African American 57 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 50 (3%)
Two or more races 37 (2%)
Asian 23 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,812/year
Average aid awarded
$25,209
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $12,825
$30-48K $16,735
$48-75K $15,306
$75-110K $18,691
$110K+ $22,510

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $34,386$11,034
Tuition in-state $34,386$11,034
Tuition out-of-state $34,386$11,034
Fee in-district $700$150
Fee in-state $700$150
Fee out-of-state $700$150

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 922
Combined charge for room and board $9,876
Room charge $4,630
Meal charge $5,246

Aquinas College Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 42
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 5 25
Psychology, General 21
Education, General 20
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 17
Business & Corporate Communications, General 16
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 15
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 14
Elementary Education and Teaching 14
Accounting 13
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12
Mathematics, General 9
Writing, General 9
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 8
Sustainability Studies 8
Child Development 7
English Language and Literature, General 7
History, General 7
Theology & Theological Studies 7
Spanish Language and Literature 6
Athletic Training & Trainer 5
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5
Sociology, General 5
Accounting and Finance 4
Art & Art Studies, General 4
Community Organization and Advocacy 4
Political Science and Government, General 4
Social Studies Teacher Education 4
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 3
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 3
Music, General 3
Chemistry, General 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Economics, General 2
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments 2
Environmental Studies 2
Fine and Studio Arts Management 2
Geography 2
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 2
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 2
International Business & Trade & Commerce 2
International Relations and Affairs 2
Management Information Systems, General 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 1
German Language and Literature 1
Language Interpretation and Translation 1
Music Teacher Education 1
Philosophy 1
Printmaking 1
Theatre & Theatre Arts Management 1
Grand Total 5 314 40
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 63% 66%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 20%

Publications & Citations

Publications
186
Citations
2,986

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
87 / 920
Psychology
54 / 966
Sociology
29 / 182
Social Psychology
27 / 368
Business
18 / 388
Medicine
18 / 212
Art & Design
16 / 322
History
15 / 6
Environmental Science
14 / 60
Biology
13 / 520
Gender Studies
12 / 24
Economics
11 / 20
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
10 / 0
Mathematics
10 / 12
Philosophy
10 / 4
Child Psychology
9 / 20
Political Science
9 / 19
Classics and Ancient History
8 / 0
Computer Science
8 / 584
Chemistry
8 / 49
Health Science
7 / 24
Demography
6 / 16
Environmental Management
6 / 4
Communications and Public Relations
6 / 139
Sexology
6 / 5
Creative Writing
5 / 301
Math Teachers
5 / 3
Engineering
5 / 4
Education Majors
5 / 2
Marketing
5 / 354
Cognitive Science
5 / 571
Actuarial Science
4 / 0
Development Studies
4 / 7
Ecology
4 / 51
Literature
4 / 101
Investment Banking and Stock trading
4 / 0
Materials Science
4 / 1
Physics
4 / 1
Chemical Engineering
4 / 1
Clinical Psychology
4 / 17

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 18
1992 1 22
1993 4 25
1994 1 19
1995 0 21
1996 1 39
1997 0 29
1998 0 29
1999 1 19
2000 4 25
2001 6 60
2002 1 84
2003 5 76
2004 1 105
2005 1 101
2006 7 115
2007 4 112
2008 5 119
2009 6 196
2010 7 161
2011 2 164
2012 10 204
2013 16 244
2014 8 195
2015 9 202
2016 13 174
2017 33 196
2018 14 179
2019 20 167
2020 14 177
2021 21 190

Notable alumni

  1. Brad D. Smith

    Brad D. Smith
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Brad D. Smith is an American businessman and the former chief executive officer of Intuit. He held the position from 2008 to 2018. On October 28, 2021, Smith was named president of Marshall University, his alma mater.

  2. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    sports commentator
    Biography

    Brian James Williams is a Canadian sportscaster who is best known for his coverage of the Olympic Games.

  3. Michael Peter Woroniecki

    Michael Peter Woroniecki
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    American football playermissionary
    Biography

    Michael Peter Woroniecki is an independent, non-denominational Christian missionary. Woroniecki is well known for his ministry on college campuses and at various public events across the US over the span of the last 30 years.

  4. Carlos Camacho

    Carlos Camacho
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-1979 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    politiciandentist
    Biography

    Carlos Garcia Camacho was a Guamanian dentist and politician. Camacho was a former Republican Senator in the Guam Legislature. Camacho served as the last appointed Governor of Guam from 1969 to 1971 and the first elected Governor of Guam from 1971 to 1975.

  5. Paul Assenmacher

    Paul Assenmacher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Paul Andre Assenmacher is a former left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for fourteen seasons. Assenmacher pitched for the Atlanta Braves (1986–1989), Chicago Cubs (1989–1993), New York Yankees (1993), Chicago White Sox (1994) and the Cleveland Indians (1995–1999).

  6. Brandon Dillon

    Brandon Dillon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Brandon Dillon is an American politician. He is the former Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.

  7. Anthony Fernandez

    Anthony Fernandez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Anthony Hilario "Tony" Fernández is an American professional basketball player.

  8. Shirley Weiss

    Shirley Weiss
    Biography

    Shirley Weis is an American business executive, consultant and author. She was the first woman chief administrative officer in the 150-year history of Mayo Clinic.

General info

Alternative names AQ
Founded 1886
Motto Non nisi te, Domine
Nothing but You, Lord
Colors maroon, white
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff 299
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1700 Fulton St. E
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49506-1801
United States
City population 113,000
Phone 6166328900
Fax +1 (616) 459 2563

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