Aquinas College

Overview of Aquinas College

Aquinas is in a large city, in Nashville, TN. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Aquinas is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The most common major fields study at Aquinas include business and management, nursing and emergency medicine.

Aquinas Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007-2008 was 370 to 600 for students at Aquinas. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 290 and 540.

Student Body

The school, in 2007-2008, had 857 students (598 full-time equivalent). Adults changing careers are relatively common at Aquinas. The student body at the school is essentially female.

Student Life

Many students at Aquinas are part-timers.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Aquinas College is a private Catholic institution of higher education. The College offers an academically challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum. The primary mission of Aquinas College is to provide an atomosphere of learning permeated with faith, directed to the intellectual, moral and professional formation of the human person. Aquinas seeks to foster intellectual achievement and personal growth in a socially and economically diverse population. The Christian principles and values they learn enrich students. Faculty and staff seek to make students aware that a relationship exists between human culture and the message of salvation. Thus, the mission of Aquinas College is to bring this message of salvation to bear on ethical, social, political, religious and cultural issues."

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Contacting Aquinas

Aquinas College
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville , TN 37205
General Phone: (615) 297-7545

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Aquinas Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine90registered nursing
Business and Management31business administration
Education and Teaching17teacher ed
Liberal Arts5liberal arts and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Aquinas in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree323
Postbaccalaureate certificate101
Associate's degree1013

Aquinas Student Body

In 2007-2008, Aquinas had a total enrollment of 857 students (598 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 19%
Women 81%
Full-Time 79%
Part-Time 21%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 15%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 2%
20-21 5%
22-24 14%
25-29 21%
30-34 18%
35-39 15%
40-49 16%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Aquinas Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %
Part-Time 100 %

Aquinas Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Nashville, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Aquinas Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370600
SAT Math290540
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1721
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT11%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT81%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required
Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Aquinas Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,100
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Aquinas participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 347700)

Aquinas Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year6$61,0691*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$61,0691*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year3$48,39316$42,424
All faculty totalacademic year3$48,39316$42,424

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Aquinas Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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Aquinas Highlights

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What Sets Aquinas Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Aquinas % of degrees in business and management
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Aquinas % students 40 years or older
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Aquinas % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Aquinas % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Student SAT scores
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Aquinas Student SAT scores
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Aquinas Number of students
Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Aquinas Female % of student body

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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