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Saint Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, New York

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Saint Thomas Aquinas College overview
Location Sparkill, New York
Online stac.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Saint Thomas Aquinas College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Saint Thomas Aquinas College, a private institution located in Sparkill, New York, offers a liberal arts education rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Founded in 1952, the college is situated on a suburban campus approximately 15 miles north of New York City, providing access to the vast cultural and professional opportunities of the metropolis while retaining a close-knit academic environment. The college supports a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a particular emphasis on business administration, education, and the social sciences. Saint Thomas Aquinas College operates on a semester-based academic calendar and has a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus housing is available to students, and the college features a variety of residential options to accommodate their living needs. While the college does have an athletics program, it does not emphasize athletics in the same way as larger, Division I institutions.

In the most recent statistical year 1,861 prospective students applied, and 1,649 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 245 enrolled in the school.  1,055 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 978 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $35,500 plus fees of $800. Saint Thomas Aquinas College is ranked 567 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Saint Thomas Aquinas College is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Saint Thomas Aquinas College overview
SAT 920/1270
GPA 3.0

Applications Accepted

Saint Thomas Aquinas College overview
Applications Due May 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Thomas Aquinas College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$800
Room and Board $15,370
Budget for Other Expenses$2,860
Total One Year Cost$55,780

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Thomas Aquinas College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Education 15%
Social Sciences 14%
Communication 8%
Psychology 7%

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