|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Thomas Aquinas College and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #85 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 164 out of 211 applicants were admitted making Thomas Aquinas College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. Thomas Aquinas College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 74% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Thomas Aquinas College is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
Find out which students are getting accepted at Thomas Aquinas College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1220|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||720|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1400|
|Average SAT Score||1310|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Thomas Aquinas College?
Thomas Aquinas College typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1400 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1310 to 1400||Avg +||78%-86%|
|1220 to 1310||Avg -||68%-78%|
|1130 to 1220||Reach||55%-68%|
|Less than 1130||Low||<55%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||25|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||27|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Thomas Aquinas College?
Admission data indicates that Thomas Aquinas College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Thomas Aquinas College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|30 and Above||Good||>87%|
|27 to 30||Avg +||78%-87%|
|25 to 27||Avg -||70%-78%|
|23 to 25||Reach||60%-70%|
|Less than 23||Low||<60%|
What GPA do you need to get into Thomas Aquinas College?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Thomas Aquinas College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Thomas Aquinas College was 3.78 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.78 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Thomas Aquinas College accepts 78% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||7%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||3%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||3%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
93% of Thomas Aquinas College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||29%|
|Top 25% of class||50%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Bottom 50% of class||7%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||78%||71%||74%|
What are the requirements for admission to Thomas Aquinas College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Santa Barbara, California
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
Aliso Viejo, California
San Diego, California
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=124292 IPEDS survey data for Thomas Aquinas College.
69% of students submit their SAT scores to Thomas Aquinas College. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
78% of those who apply are granted admission to Thomas Aquinas College. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1220 and 1400. 69% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.