#12 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Student Population
Aquinas College overview
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
Online aquinas.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Aquinas College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aquinas College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,883 prospective students applied, and 1,305 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 262 enrolled in the school.  1,333 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 425 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $33,256 plus fees of $598. AQ is ranked 649 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



AQ is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Aquinas College overview
SAT 1000/1210
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.46
Applications Accepted
Aquinas College overview
Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Aquinas College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$930
Other Fees$598
Room and Board $9,598
Budget for Other Expenses$1,782
Total One Year Cost$46,164

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$40,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Aquinas College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 15%
Social Sciences 11%
Education 9%
Psychology 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168786 IPEDS survey data for Aquinas College.

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