Private 4 Year

Aquinas College

Nashville, Tennessee

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Aquinas College overview
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Online aquinascollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Aquinas College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Aquinas College, situated in Nashville, Tennessee, provides a liberal arts education rooted in the Catholic tradition. Established in 1961 by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia, this private institution embodies a commitment to academic excellence and moral leadership. The college's picturesque campus, known for its gothic architectural influences, offers a serene backdrop for study and reflection, just minutes from the vibrant cultural life of downtown Nashville. Aquinas College features a portfolio of undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on the health sciences, education, and business among other disciplines. While the college has a historically high acceptance rate, it maintains a reputation for a rigorous academic experience. On-campus housing is available, fostering convenience and accessibility to academic resources. Aquinas College is less recognized for its athletic programs, and as such, there is no emphasis on competitive sports within its collegiate experience.

In the most recent statistical year 245 prospective students applied, and 99 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 33 enrolled in the school.  225 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 117 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $21,350 plus fees of $600.












Aquinas College is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

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SAT 1100/1370
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.55

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Aquinas College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$600
Room and Board $8,850
Budget for Other Expenses$5,231
Total One Year Cost$37,231

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

38% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Aquinas College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 67%
Business 24%
Education 5%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 2%
English and Literature 1%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219578 IPEDS survey data for Aquinas College.

Current students may use the Aquinas College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.