Overview

Applicants
2,602
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores


ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
:1
Total Faculty
245
with Terminal Degree
99

133
Men
112
Women
18
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Paul Assenmacher
Major league baseball pitcher

Tim McGuire
Editor of Pulitzer Prize winning Star Tribune, MN

Elizabeth Nichols
Chief Financial Officer, Herman Miller, Inc.

Juan Olivarez
President, Aquinas College

Brian Williams
Canadian Sports Broadcaster - CTV

Dean Cooper
VP for Houston Rockets Basketball

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
33%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,369

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,422

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,707

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,432

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,332
Required Fees
$394
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,350
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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 State Scholarships

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

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,851
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

3.20%
African-American
5.20%
Hispanic
84.88%
Caucasian
3.36%
Unknown

62% female
38% male
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
47%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Jackie Sweeney

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
63
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Saints)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Saints)
12 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Western Michigan University

Sustainability

The Sustainability Initiative of Aquinas College seeks to improve the health of the environment, enhance the quality of life for campus community members and their neighbors, and improve the financial stability of the college through a variety of projects proposed by members of the Aquinas community. Successes include the opening of four LEED-certified buildings: the second floor of the Academic Building, the Grace Hauenstein Library, Ravine Apartment D, and the renovated Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center. In addition, two buildings are currently registered with the USGBC, seeking LEED Certification. Creative Dining Services, a contracted food service provider, implemented a local food program that buys as much produce as possible from local Michigan farmers. A Sustainable Food Purchasing Policy is also in development. Elsewhere on campus, the Physical Plant Department has completed the decentralization of the boiler systems, installing more efficient boilers in each campus building with Direct Digital Controls. A portion of outdoor campus lighting has been upgraded from high pressure sodium to LED. A newly established Green Revolving Fund will surely result in additional energy conserving and renewable energy projects on campus. Aquinas is in the process of integrating sustainability issues into the curriculum, and offers an undergraduate program in sustainable business, the first of its kind in the United States. Additionally, the college offers a masters of management with a concentration in sustainable business and a master’s degree in sustainable business. Finally, Aquinas is committed to achieving zero municipal solid waste. To reach this lofty goal, the school has added composting crocks in apartments, installing new waste stations and removal of trash cans from classrooms. Aquinas’ zero waste program includes electronics, Goodwill collection, composting, TerraCycle, Styrofoam, ink cartridges, batteries, plastic, glass, tin, and paper, all contributing to a diversion rate of 79 percent.

91/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
16

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

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
Tara Hansen
Admissions Visits Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799

Phone
616-632-2851

Email
bauertar@aquinas.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center
Jarecki Center
Moose Cafe
Wege Student Center
Performing Arts Center
The new, state-of-the-art, Grace Hauenstein Library located in the Jarecki Center opened in August 2006. With ample parking, many meeting rooms, and the latest technology, it is now the most popular meeting place on the campus.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Van Andel Arena
Gerald Ford Museum
Frederick Meijer Gardens
Van Andel Museum
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Greater Grand Rapids offers multiple shopping areas, movie theaters and restaurants for students' leisure activities.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
900 - 5:00 by appointment
616-632-2851

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9-5 weekdays; 10-1pm Saturday
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@aquinas.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Not during breaks or exam weeks

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, Gerald Ford International Airport, The Rapid bus service. Amtrak train.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the East: Take I-96 to the Cascade Road West exit (40A). Follow Cascade Road west for about three miles until it merges with Fulton Street. Veer left. Our Hruby Hall, Fulton Street entrance is only a few blocks away, on your left. From the North and South: Take US-131 to the I-196 (Lansing) East exit. Follow I-196 and exit at Fuller Avenue. Turn right (south) on Fuller and go three blocks to Fulton Street. Turn left. Our Hruby Hall, Fulton Street entrance is only four blocks away, on your right. From the West: Get to either US-131 or I-196 and follow the directions found immediately above. From the Chicago Area: Take I-94 into Michigan and exit onto I-196 in the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area. Follow I-196 into Grand Rapids and exit at Fuller Avenue. Turn right (south) on Fuller and go three blocks to Fulton Street. Turn left. Our Fulton Street entrance is only four blocks away on your right.

Local Accommodations
List of Hotels and Motels in the Grand Rapids area: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Pearl at Monroe, 800-253-3590); Best Western Midway Hotel (4101 28th St. SE, 800-528-1234); Comfort Inn (4155 28th St. SE, 800-221-2222)mention Aquinas College and receive a discount; Days Inn Airport (5500 28th St. SE, 800-325-2525); Days Inn Downtown (310 Pearl St. NW, 800-325-2525); Exel Inn of Grand Rapids (4855 28th St. SE, 800-356-8013); Grand Rapids Airport Hilton Inn (4747 28th St. SE, 800-253-8362); Hampton Inn- Grand Rapids (4981 28th St. SE, 800-426-7866); Harley Hotel of Grand Rapids (4041 Cascade SE, 800-321-2323); Holiday Inn Airport East 3333 28th St. SE, 800-HOLIDAY); Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza (5700 28th St. SE, 800-HOLIDAY); Holiday Inn North (270 Ann St. NW, 800-HOLIDAY); Holiday Inn South (255 28th St. SW, 800-HOLIDAY); Lexington Hotel Suites (5401 28th Ct. SE, 800-441-9628); Main Street Inn (5175 28th St. SE, 800-533-3714); New Englands Suites Hotel (2985 Kraft Avenue SE, 616-940-1777); President Inn (3221 Plainfield NE, 800-445-5004); Quality Inn Terrace Club (4495 28th St. SE, 800-221-2222); Radisson Hotel Grand Rapids (11 Monroe Avenue NW, 800-333-3333); Red Roof Inn (5131 28th St. SE, 616-942-0800).


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