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Thomas Aquinas College Admission Requirements

Santa Paula, California

Chances of getting into Thomas Aquinas College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.7%
Admission Difficulty for Thomas Aquinas College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery 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.

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Thomas Aquinas College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
69%
SAT Scores for Thomas Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Thomas Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1310

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Thomas Aquinas College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Thomas Aquinas College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
31%
ACT Scores for Thomas Aquinas College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Thomas Aquinas College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Thomas Aquinas College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Thomas Aquinas College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.78
Typical High School Grades
A-

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Thomas Aquinas College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 67% Good
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

High School Class Rank

93% of Thomas Aquinas College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Thomas Aquinas College students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Thomas Aquinas College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 98 113 211
Accepted 72 92 164
Acceptance Rate 73% 81% 78%
Enrolled 56 65 121
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 78% 71% 74%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Thomas Aquinas College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Thomas Aquinas College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Thomas Aquinas College
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
W
Westmont College

Santa Barbara, California

P
Pepperdine University

Malibu, California

L
Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

O
Occidental College

Los Angeles, California

C
Chapman University

Orange, California

S
Soka University of America

Aliso Viejo, California

S
University of San Diego

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.

FAQs

Does Thomas Aquinas College prefer SAT or ACT?

69% of students submit their SAT scores to Thomas Aquinas College. 31% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Thomas Aquinas College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Thomas Aquinas College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Thomas Aquinas College?

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.


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