St. Thomas Aquinas College

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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?

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?

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


Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?

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

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:


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


  • 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)