Aquinas College

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Aquinas College is a relatively small, privately owned and operated, liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that is affiliated with the Catholic Church. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Aquinas among the “Best Regional Universities in the Midwest”.

The education, culture and beliefs of Aquinas College are rooted in Catholic Dominican tradition but the institution provides students of all faiths and backgrounds with a secular liberal arts education that focuses on leadership, career preparation and service to others. One of the main goals of Aquinas is to foster within its students a lifelong commitment to the pursuit of truth and a dedication to the common good of mankind.

Aquinas has an average annual enrollment of roughly 2,000 students and offers undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees in over 60 areas of study, as well as a large selection of Master’s degrees. The college is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Comission of the North Central Association. A large percentage of Aquinas graduates go on to pursue graduate degrees and just over ninety percent of premed students are accepted to medical school. In addition to the programs offered at its Grand Rapids campus, Aquinas offers several study abroad programs. Most recently, Aquinas added a study abroad program in Rome, Italy.

General Information

Admission Office

1607 Robinson Road Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799

(616) 632-2900

(800) 678-9593

Fax: (616) 732-4469

Contact: Angela Schlosser-Bacon

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1607 Robinson Road SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799

(616) 632-8900

Total undergrads: 1,872

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 456

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,872

Graduate enrollment: 287


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 82%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Music – General Performance A
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Sustainable business B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Education – General B
Education of Learning Disabled B
English Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Japanese B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred Music B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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