St. Thomas Aquinas College: Narrative Description

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125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976
Tel: (845)398-4000
Free: 800-999-STAC
Admissions: (845)398-4100
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1952. Setting: 46-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $8.4 million. Total enrollment: 2,336. Faculty: 164 (64 full-time, 100 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,182 applied, 82% were admitted. 50% from top half of their high school class. 2 National Merit Scholars, 8 class presidents, 1 valedictorian, 68 student government officers. Full-time: 1,352 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 768 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 10 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 0.05% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 6% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 25% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Barry University, Aquinas College, Dominican College of San Rafael. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous until 10/1, 1/15 for early decision, 11/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,450 includes full-time tuition ($16,200), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($8850). College room only: $4780. Part-time tuition: $540 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: Spring Fest, Oktoberfest, Holiday Semi-Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 465 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Lougheed Library plus 1 other with 96,444 books, 277,820 microform titles, 1,090 serials, 3,084 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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