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Thomas Aquinas College

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Established in 1971, the Thomas Aquinas College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Santa Paula (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 53-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. TAC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Thomas Aquinas College's Control Typeprivate


Thomas Aquinas College's Entity Typenon-profit


Thomas Aquinas College' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized


Thomas Aquinas College's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym TAC
Founded 1971
Motto Verum, Bonum, Pulchrum
The True, The Good, The Beautiful
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University Location

Address 10,000 Ojai Road
Santa Paula
93060 California
United States
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Thomas Aquinas College Phone Number +1 (805) 525 4417
Thomas Aquinas College Fax Number +1 (805) 525 9342

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Thomas Aquinas College's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Thomas Aquinas College's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Thomas Aquinas College's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Thomas Aquinas College.

Thomas Aquinas College: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
25,000-29,999 US$
(22,780-27,340 Euro)
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25,000-29,999 US$
(22,780-27,340 Euro)
Not reported

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Thomas Aquinas College's admission information.

Thomas Aquinas College's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Thomas Aquinas College's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Thomas Aquinas College a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Thomas Aquinas College's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is considered but not required
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is required
  • Recommendations are required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is considered but not required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is considered but not required

Source: IPDES

Thomas Aquinas College's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Thomas Aquinas College's Admission Office Admission Office

10000 Ojai Road
Santa Paula 93060-9621
(805) 5254417
800 634 9797

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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Thomas Aquinas College's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Thomas Aquinas College has an enrollment range of 250-499 students making it a very small-sized institution.

Thomas Aquinas College's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 50-99 academic employees (Faculty).

Thomas Aquinas College's Control Type Control Type

Thomas Aquinas College is a private higher education institution.

Thomas Aquinas College's Entity Type Entity Type

Thomas Aquinas College is a non-profit higher education institution.

Thomas Aquinas College's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Rural setting.

Thomas Aquinas College's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Thomas Aquinas College is Christian-Catholic Religious Affiliation

Thomas Aquinas College has a Christian-Catholic affiliation.

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Thomas Aquinas College's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Thomas Aquinas College's main facilities:

Thomas Aquinas College's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Thomas Aquinas College's Library

Thomas Aquinas College's library has 1 branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 54,319 physical volumes, 5,450 physical mediaThe library is managed by a total number of 26 full-time employees, including 1 librarians. Thomas Aquinas College's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Thomas Aquinas College's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the Thomas Aquinas College provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 659 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

Thomas Aquinas College's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

Not reported

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Thomas Aquinas College's main services:

Thomas Aquinas College's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Thomas Aquinas College's Study Abroad Study Abroad

Not reported

Thomas Aquinas College's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

This institution has not reported offering distance education opportunities. Source: IPDES.

Thomas Aquinas College's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Thomas Aquinas College's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


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Thomas Aquinas College's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Thomas Aquinas College is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: WASC Senior College and University Commission

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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YouTube YouTube

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Instagram Instagram

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Free Online Courses

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