Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA)

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Thomas Aquinas College is ranked 4 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 7 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 84%
Applicants who took ACT 22%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+30%
600-69956%
600+86%

SAT Math Score

700+12%
600-69939%
600+51%

ACT Score

30-3635%
24-2953%
24+88%

Students applied189
Students admitted142
Admission rate75%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate81%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$24,500
Fees$0
Room and board$7,950
Estimated book expense$50
Total cost$32,500

Cost after need-based aid$17,523
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,500

Average debt at graduation$16,901

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$30,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$14,977
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment377

Full-Time

Men188
Women189

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained94%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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