|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Thomas Aquinas College and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #83 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 161 out of 204 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 25 percent. Thomas Aquinas College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 73% 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.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Thomas Aquinas College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||680|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Thomas Aquinas College?
Thomas Aquinas College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1390 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1270 to 1390||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1150 to 1270||Avg -||69%-79%|
|1030 to 1150||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 1030||Low||<57%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Thomas Aquinas College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>88%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||79%-88%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||71%-79%|
|24 to 26||Reach||62%-71%|
|Less than 24||Low||<62%|
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 79% 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)||74%||71%||73%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Thomas Aquinas College is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Thomas Aquinas College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Considered but not required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
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.
79% 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 1150 and 1390. 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 26 and 31. 31% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.