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Thomas Aquinas College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Thomas Aquinas College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.9%
Admission Difficulty for Thomas Aquinas College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Thomas Aquinas College and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate. Last year, 138 out of 192 applicants were admitted making Thomas Aquinas College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Thomas Aquinas College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 65% 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
1270-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Thomas Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for Thomas Aquinas College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1350

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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 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 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 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Thomas Aquinas College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >81%
1350 to 1430 Avg + 72%-81%
1270 to 1350 Avg - 60%-72%
1190 to 1270 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1190 Low <47%
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Thomas Aquinas College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for Thomas Aquinas College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Thomas Aquinas College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
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. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Thomas Aquinas College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Thomas Aquinas College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >83%
27 to 30 Avg + 72%-83%
25 to 27 Avg - 63%-72%
23 to 25 Reach 52%-63%
Less than 23 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Thomas Aquinas College accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Thomas Aquinas College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Thomas Aquinas College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 98 94 192
Accepted 64 74 138
Acceptance Rate 65% 79% 72%
Enrolled 44 46 90
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 69% 62% 65%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Thomas Aquinas College and what considerations affect 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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=124292 IPEDS survey data for Thomas Aquinas College.