St. Thomas Aquinas College

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http://www.stac.edu/

College Profile

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College requires each undergraduate to attain a broad foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. The College provides a range of undergraduate majors and graduate programs to assist students to prepare for careers and/or graduate studies through a deeper focus in a major field of study.

St. Thomas Aquinas College creates a welcoming, caring and challenging environment for learning. Intensely student-centered academic activities and vigorous student-life programs are purposefully combined to enhance the educational process and to foster intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth.

Programs We Offer  

Undergraduate Business Administration
Undergraduate Childhood/Adolescent Education
Undergraduate Biology
Undergraduate Computer Science
Undergraduate Criminal Justice
Undergraduate Psychology
Undergraduate Forensic Science
Undergraduate Art Therapy
Graduate Master’s in Business Administration
Graduate Master’s in Public Administration


Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment:  2,800
  • International Student Enrollment:  59 Undergrad, 1 Graduate
  • Male: 45%
  • Female: 55%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 18 to 1
  • Faculty: Full-time 125
  • Part-time 75
  • Number of countries represented on your campus: 24
  • List the top five countries represented on your campus:  United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Australia, The Netherlands


English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?
No

Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?
No

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?

No

Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?
No



International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?

Yes. The Office of Residence Life is committed to establishing a positive atmosphere in the student residence life community, which presently consists of the Aquinas Village and McNelis Commons residence life complexes. These complexes consist of suite-style living arrangements. For more information, visit
http://www.stac.edu/stusevice/offreslife.htm.



Collaborative programs

  • Kyung Hee University —  Seoul, Republic of Korea


First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

In order for students to be considered for admissions, in addition to a completed application, we need the following:

Freshman:

  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume of Extracurricular Activities

Transfer:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges that the student has attended
  • Less than 30 college credits, must submit High School transcript
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score
  • Official SAT or ACT scores if high school graduation was less than a year ago

 



Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?
I-20 only



Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition and Fees: Full-time $31,950
Housing and Meal Plan: $13,250
Per credit charge: $1,025 (Undergraduate), $1,035 (Graduate)
Fees: General and technology fee included in tuition



Student Activities and Campus Life

The Office of Student Activities creates a very welcoming environment for all our students.  The following are some of the clubs and organizations that may be of interests to international students:

  • Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board
  • Club Sports – Bowling, Equestrian Club, Hockey, Men’s Soccer, Spartan Dancers, STAC Cheerleading, and Women’s Soccer, eSports & eGaming Club
  • Greek Letter Associations – Alpha Phi Omega
  • Performing Arts – Laetare Players, STACAPELLA, House Band
  • Major Related: Art Therapy, Business Club, Communication Arts Club, Education Club, Future Leaders in Healthcare, Psychology Club, Science Club, Sports Management Club, Video Game Development Club
  • Special Interest Clubs – Commuter Connection, Council for Exceptional Children, Multicultural Student Association, Random Acts of Kindness, STAC Scholars, STAC Skaters, Movie Discussion Club, Ping Pong Club

Student Media Groups – Thoma (Newspaper), Thomist (Yearbook), WSTK (Radio)