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Thomas More College is a small, liberal arts college with a big reputation. Money Magazine ranks Thomas More as one of the "Best College Buys" in higher education. And the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching praises the college as a "selective liberal arts college."

Founded in 1921 by the Benedictine Sisters as Villa Madonna College, Thomas More now serves approximately 1,900 fulland part-time students from across the country and around the world on its beautiful campus. Whether you plan to earn an advanced degree at another university, or pursue your career upon graduation, a degree from Thomas More College prepares you well for your next challenge in life.

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The admissions staff at Thomas More offers a personal experience as you navigate the college search process. Never hesitate to contact our staff for assistance, to plan a personalized visit to campus or with questions about Thomas More or the admissions process in general.

The College makes the admission process simple and easy! There are three ways to Apply:
1. Save $25 by applying online at www.thomasmore.edu
2. Complete a paper application and submit by mail with your $25 application fee.
3. Download a paper application from www.thomasmore.edu and submit by mail with your $25 application fee.

Do You Qualify?

Entering students have a high school average of C or better, and a minimum of 20 on the ACT or 940 on the SAT. Transfer students with less than 24 hours of transferable credit must meet the freshman admission criteria, while those with more than 24 hours must have a college GPA of 2.0 or higher. We also look at your extracurricular activities, as well as life or work experience, as important indicators of your ability to succeed at Thomas More.

Overview

Applicants
1,363
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
2.88

Test Scores

SAT Reading
460 - 580
SAT Math
460 - 600
ACT Composite
19 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores

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Academic Programs

TMC3, The Three Year Degree Program at Thomas More College
Thomas More College offers a three year bachelor's degree program as an option in the traditional class track. Students take a challenging course load in the fall and spring semesters for three years, and elective classes in the summer session following the first and second year. The program has a fixed cost that is guaranteed not to increase for the duration of the program. For complete information on program requirements, curriculum and financing, visit www.thomasmore.edu/tmc3

For Your Whole Life
Thomas More College offers an experience that you will carry with you For Your Whole Life. Visit the website, www.thomasmore.edu to explore more about how this small, liberal arts Catholic College can meet your needs and provide the opportunities of a lifetime.

Majors and Degrees Offered

UNDERGRADUATE
Accountancy*
Art*
Art History*
Biology*
Business Administration*
Chemistry*
Communication*
Computer Information Systems*
Criminal Justice*
Economics*
Education
English*
Environmental Science
Forensic Science
French**
Gerontology**
History*
Humanities*
International Studies*
Mathematics*
Medical Laboratory Science
Music**
Nursing
Philosophy*
Physics*
Political Science*
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Legal Studies**
Pre-Dental
Pre-Medical
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary
Pre-Occupational or Physical Therapy
Psychology*
Sociology*
Spanish*
Sports Entertainment Marketing
Theatre*
Theology*

*Also offered as a two-year degree program.
**Only offered as a two-year degree program

GRADUATE
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Business Administration

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
123
with Terminal Degree
47

70
Men
53
Women
7
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Science
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Nursing, Other
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For the school year of 2012-2013 the cost per semester is:

Tuition
Full-Time student 12-18 credit hours $13,250
Part-Time student 1-11 credit hours $590 per credit hour
Nursing Differential $30 per credit hour

Fees
Technology Fee for full-time student $300
Technology Fee for part-time student $30/ credit hour, max $300
Student Activity Fee $60
Reservation Deposit $100
Orientation Fee (one-time) $125

Room
Housing Security Deposit $100
Double Occupancy $1,750
Single Occupancy $2,110
Two Bedroom Suites $2,110
Board
19 meal plan with $65 flex dollars $2,020
14 meal plan with $115 flex dollars $1,720
10 meal plan with $115 flex dollars $1,450

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid works to keep tuition affordable for students and their families, while maintaining high standards of quality throughout the College's academic and extracurricular programs. Our track record of helping students experience a high-quality private education at the most affordable price underscores our mission of expanding access to educational opportunities. All Thomas More College students receive financial aid from the institution and the average institutional aid package is $13,000.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,421

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,534

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,665

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$21,980

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,500

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$19,500
Required Fees
$450
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

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With more than 35% of our traditional students living on campus in four residence halls, residence life is an important part of the total Thomas More experience. Forming the nucleus of the campus community, resident students experience first-hand the important interaction and life skills that will help shape their lives. Our residence halls create a comfortable and safe living-learning environment, which encourages personal growth and development through a variety of activities and social interaction. Each resident is a 'citizen' in this special community, contributing to an atmosphere of harmony and maturity.

For those who choose not to live on campus, it is easy and convenient to become an active member of the campus community. Student activities, intramural sports, campus ministry, clubs and organizations and Greek life provide a vibrant atmosphere and active social life. Whether as a fan or player, participating in NCAA athletics as a member of the President's Athletic conference provides a wonderful atmosphere on campus.

Athletics
Thomas More College is a member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (one of the most competitive NCAA Division III conferences in the country) and sponsors a total of 16 men's and women's varsity athletic teams. The Saints have a rich athletic tradition that includes a national championship, consistent berths in the NCAA tournaments, conference tournament titles and individual honors. For information about athletics at Thomas More College, visit www.thomasmore.edu/athletics

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,390
Out of State
66%

Demographics

51% female
49% male
66% are out of state
75% are full time
25% are part time

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Location

Thomas More College is ideally located in beautiful Crestview Hills, Kentucky, just 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The Thomas More experience begins in the academic building yet transcends the confines of the four walls of a classroom. For a small, private, liberal arts school, Thomas More is packed with big ideas, featured facilities and powerful programs that are sure to make a big impact on your life stretching your mind, feeding your soul, and lifting your spirit.

The main campus of Thomas More College is situated on over 100 beautiful acres within walking distance of the Crestview Towncenter which includes shopping, dining and numerous retail options. Unique features of the campus include the fully-equipped Observatory, the state-of-the-art Library Center, new athletic complex, newly renovated Seiler Commons dining facility, new Chapel and the Student Center. These are just some of the featured cornerstones of excellence and opportunity for Thomas More students.

The Biology Field Station located on the Ohio River provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate research. The field station includes a research center, undergraduate housing for research students, classrooms, conference space and boat docks. Thomas More College works with numerous government agencies in conducting river research and monitoring water quality. These opportunities allow for experiential learning at the undergraduate level and the basis for our students to publish and present at local, regional and national conferences.

Student Organizations & Activities

With more than 35% of our traditional students living on campus in four residence halls, residence life is an important part of the total Thomas More experience. Forming the nucleus of the campus community, resident students experience first-hand the important interaction and life skills that will help shape their lives. Our residence halls create a comfortable and safe living-learning environment, which encourages personal growth and development through a variety of activities and social interaction. Each resident is a 'citizen' in this special community, contributing to an atmosphere of harmony and maturity.

For those who choose not to live on campus, it is easy and convenient to become an active member of the campus community. Student activities, intramural sports, campus ministry, clubs and organizations and Greek life provide a vibrant atmosphere and active social life. Whether as a fan or player, participating in NCAA athletics as a member of the President's Athletic conference provides a wonderful atmosphere on campus.

Athletics
Thomas More College is a member of the Presidents' Athletic Conference (one of the most competitive NCAA Division III conferences in the country) and sponsors a total of 16 men's and women's varsity athletic teams. The Saints have a rich athletic tradition that includes a national championship, consistent berths in the NCAA tournaments, conference tournament titles and individual honors. For information about athletics at Thomas More College, visit www.thomasmore.edu/athletics

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
20%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
57%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
61

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Barbara S. Davis

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
29
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Saints)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Saints)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services


Minority Support Groups: www2.thomasmore.edu/undergrad_admissions/life_tmc_minority.cfm?group=Life%20at%20TMCandsublink=Multicultural%20Affairs

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Xavier University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Cincinnati

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
6

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Brenda Westerman
Administrative Assistant for Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Phone
8593443332

Email
Brenda.Westerman@ThomasMore.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Steigerwald Student Center
Connor Convocation Center (Athletic Center)
Bank of KY Observatory at Thomas More College
Biology Field Station on the Ohio River
Murphy Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Northern Kentucky attractions(Newport on the Levee
Cincinnati, Ohio attractions(Eden Park Museums)
Museum Center of Cincinnati at Union Terminal
Paul Brown Stadium (football)
Great American Ballpark (baseball)
The greater Cincinnati area contains too many attractions to highlight. Everything in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati is within a few minutes driving time and easily accessible by car or bus transportation. Entertainment, shopping and job potential is abundant.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 10:30, 2:30
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Various scheduled dates

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.thomasmore.edu/athletics/index.asp

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Greater Cincinnati Airport is located in Northern KY a few miles from the campus. Greyhound bus service is available in Covington, KY. Amtrak is available in Cincinnati, OH. Taxis and shuttles are also available throughout the area.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The campus is just off the Turkeyfoot Road exit on I275 in Northern KY near the I75 and I275 interchange in Kenton County. Detailed maps are available on the website www.thomasmore.edu

Local Accommodations
Numerous hotel and motel chains have locations within a few miles of the campus in the Northern Kentucky area.
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Key Stats

1,363
Applicants
1,390
Size
61%
Acceptance Rate
1050
SAT Scores

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