Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the admissions deadline?
  2. Is an interview required for admission?
  3. How many students attend Aquinas?
  4. What academic programs are offered at Aquinas?
  5. What is the average class size?
  6. Are computers readily available?
  7. Are faculty available outside of the classroom?
  8. What is the cost of attendance?
  9. Must I live on campus as a freshman?
  10. What is there for me to do on campus?
  11. Is financial aid available?
  12. Is financial aid available if my family is considered middle class?
  13. When should I fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
  14. What is the Title IV college code for Aquinas College?
  15. What is the ACT code for Aquinas College?
  16. What is the SAT code for Aquinas College?
  17. What is the Aquinas College graduation rate?
  18. Is Aquinas College a safe environment? Our crime statistics for the previous three years.
  19. Authorization to Disclose Personal Information (FERPA Release Form).

    1. What is the admissions deadline?
      We have rolling admissions. Classes begin for the fall semester in late August and the first week of January for spring semester.

    1. Is an interview required for admission?
      No. However, an interview is recommended. Please contact your admissions counselor to set up a time to meet and visit the Aquinas College campus.

    1. How many students attend Aquinas?
      Fall 2013 semester, the undergraduate enrollment in all programs totaled 530 and the graduate enrollment totaled 46.

    1. What academic programs are offered at Aquinas?

    1. What is the average class size?
      We intentionally maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio so that students can receive the personal attention needed to ensure a solid understanding of course subject matter. The average class size is 15.

    1. Are computers readily available?
      Yes, computers are accessible to Aquinas students on campus in the Library, the Write Reason Center, the Computer Lab, St. Martin Nursing Simulation Learning Laboratory, and the Teacher Resource Room.

    1. Are faculty available outside of the classroom?
      Yes, teaching is our number one priority. All faculty members have posted office hours and are willing to assist all students.

    1. What is the cost of attendance?
      2013-2014 tuition is $9,975 per semester for full-time students. For part-time tuition and other fees, see Tuition and Fees.

    1. Must I live on campus as a freshman?
      Aquinas now has limited campus housing in St. Thomas Hospital’s Seton Lodge which is adjacent to campus. Contact the Office of Admissions for availability. Additionally, the Office of Student Affairs provides assistance to students
      seeking off-campus housing. Please contact Office of Student Affairs for tips.

    1. What is there for me to do on campus?
      Aquinas students enjoy an active campus life with spiritual, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities available. See Student Life.

    1. Is financial aid available?
      Yes, Aquinas awards monies through merit-based scholarships, need-based scholarships and other state and federal grant and loan programs. See Financial Aid.

    1. Is financial aid available if my family is considered middle class?
      You might not qualify for need-based aid, but you can still receive other scholarships and loans.

    1. When should I fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
      Between January 1 and February 15 for students entering in the Fall. See www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information.

    1. What is the Title IV college code for Aquinas College?
      Aquinas’ Title IV college code is 003477.

    1. What is the ACT code for Aquinas College?
      Aquinas ACT code is 3942.

    1. What is the SAT code for Aquinas College?
      Aquinas SAT code is 7318.

    1. What is the Aquinas College graduation rate?
      Aquinas College’s graduation rate for the Fall 2005 cohort, as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education, for full-time, first-time, degree seeking students is 26%. The school’s overall graduation rate, including students who transfer into Aquinas, is 52%.

    1. Is Aquinas College a safe environment?
      The Student Right to Know Act and Campus Security Act was formally renamed The Jeanne Clery Act in 1998. The Clery Act has been subsequently revised, the latest revision being 2008. Aquinas College is committed to complying with all aspects of the Clery Act by annually publishing and making available all crime statistics and related information on crime. The annual Clery Report is published as the Aquinas College Annual Security Report and is also included at the end of the student handbook. A printed copy of the report is also available to students, parents, faculty and staff in the Campus Security Office. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report on seven basic categories of crime as follows:

      •   Criminal Homicide – Murder, negligent and non-negligent manslaughter
      •   Sex offenses – forcible and non-forcible
      •   Robbery
      •   Aggravated Assault
      •   Burglary
      •   Arson
      •   Motor Vehicle Theft

      Additionally, the Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report on arrests and/or disciplinary referrals for liquor violations, drug law violations and illegal weapons possession, and to give accounting of Hate Crimes as reported on campus.

  1. How do I authorize Aquinas College to release records to my parents and other third parties?
    Please use the Authorization to Disclose Personal Information (FERPA Release Form).
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As a liberal arts student, I feel continually encouraged to ask questions so that I may contribute to the betterment of myself and society. The faculty at Aquinas come from various backgrounds and specialties, each adding to the overall education process that makes a student a lover of wisdom.

- Andy L.
Arts & Sciences student

"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott
Business Student

If you want to learn how to think, not only what to think, then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria
Student

"I wanted to attend a small Catholic College where I could pursue nursing as my major. I wanted to be at a college with friendly people and where everyone knows everybody and the students are not just seen as a number but are seen as individual and unique people."

- Mary W.
Nursing Student

"The faculty at Aquinas College makes sure they challenge students and make us work for the grades we receive, but at the same time they know we may struggle and they make the students very aware that they want us to succeed and that they are here at the College to help us along the way."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

Studying the liberal arts at Aquinas College will only give you freedom—freedom from the restraint of ignorance, from the tyranny of complacence.

- Christa N.
Arts & Sciences student

"It is a beautiful up and coming campus… a peaceful quiet place where I could picture myself studying or where I could picture myself playing sports with other students."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

"Nashville definitely played a role in picking Aquinas."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help."

- Abbey
Student

"The staff is wonderful. The grounds are beautiful. The curriculum is great. You will definitely make friends for lifetime."

- Maria
Student

I study Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College because the professors genuinely care about the formation of the whole person and want the mind to be formed in a truly classical education.

- Pamela S.
Arts & Sciences student

"I would tell prospective students to make sure they visit for a day. Just so they can see the atmosphere and experience what a day would be like if they attended Aquinas."

- Therese Y.
Aquinas Student

"It’s important to me to have good role models and to have teachers who believe that I can succeed and challenge me in my studies as well as my faith."

- Lauren
Student

The two-year ASN program—the reason I chose Aquinas—is phenomenal.

- Therese S.
Student

"I chose Aquinas because of the strong Catholic identity and the fact that it valued the Dominican tradition and, at the same time, it was located in the south in the city of Nashville."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"I love all my professors. They care about their students and challenge them. Their faith is number one in their lives and that’s what matters the most to me."

- Lauren
Student

"I love the living arrangements at Seton Lodge because it's a super convenient location to the school, food, and shopping. It has also been a healthy study environment while at the same time a place filled with fun and a great group of people."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

The professors are superb. We have small class sizes and a close community and family feel. It fosters human flourishing. We love it!

- Arts & Sciences Student

"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

"The academics here at Aquinas College will require lots of hard work and time, but there is so much academic support, and lots of people who love to just get together and study."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

The Aquinas College program enables you to engage in course material in an in depth way because of the small class sizes and the teachers’ attention to detail.

- Arts & Sciences Student

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