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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 82.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 24.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 52.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 33.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 85.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 43.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 8.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 51.00%
ACT score 24-29: 33.00%
ACT score 30-36: 43.00%
ACT score 24+: 76%
Students applied: 185
Students admitted: 153
Admission rate: 83%
Students per faculty: 11
4-year graduation rate: 62.9%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 191
Full-time enrolled women: 187
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 378

COSTS

Tuition: $24,500
Room and board: $7,950
Est. book expense: $50
Fees: $0
Total cost: $32,500
Cost after need-based aid: $16,745
Cost after non-need-based aid: $32,500
Average debt at graduation: $16,263

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $15,755
Average non-need-based aid: $0
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
0
Average aid package: $22,171
Students receiving need-based aid: 288
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 76%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
0%
% receiving student loans: 85%