Established in 1886, the Aquinas College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Grand Rapids (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Michigan. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Aquinas College (AQ) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Aquinas College (AQ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 137-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. AQ also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
|Motto||Non nisi te, Domine
Nothing but You, Lord
|Colours||Maroon and white|
|Mascot||Nelson the St. Bernard|
|Address||1700 Fulton St. E
|Location Map and Satellite View|
|+1 (616) 632 8900|
|+1 (616) 459 2563|
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The following Aquinas College's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Aquinas College's academic range and degree level offering.
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uniRank publishes below some basic Aquinas College's admission information.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has Aquinas College a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
Aquinas College's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.
Secondary school GPA is required
Secondary school rank is recommended
Secondary school record is required
Completion of college-preparatory program is required
Recommendations are required
Formal demonstration of competencies is required
Admission test scores are required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Aquinas College.
Aquinas College has an enrollment range of 1,000-1,999 students making it a very small-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 100-199 academic employees (Faculty).
Aquinas College is a private higher education institution.
Aquinas College is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
This institution has a high percentage of disabled students making it particularly disability-friendly.
Aquinas College has a Christian-Catholic affiliation (Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids - www.op.org).
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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.
uniRank provides below the official Aquinas College's Carnegie classification.
|Basic Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, small, highly residential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||Very high undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Postbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with other professional programs|
uniRank provides below an overview of Aquinas College's main facilities:
This institution has a physical Library.Aquinas College's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 85,828 physical volumes, 5,495 physical media, 107,071 digital/electronic media and 83 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 14 full-time employees, including 4 librarians. Aquinas College's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.In particular, the Aquinas College provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 922 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
uniRank provides below an overview of Aquinas College's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.In particular, this institution offers some courses via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.
This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.
This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.
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Aquinas College is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Higher Learning Commission
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