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Study at Aquinas College

Aquinas College was founded in 1886 by Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, and is also known as AQ. It is a private college of liberal arts education and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 105 acres. AQ awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Majors are offered in over 55 varied Course Topics. The college arranges a number of international programs in countries including Germany, France, Japan, and Ireland. AQ provides degree programs for continuing education and off-campus programs are also organized.

AQ is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The college athletic teams are nicknamed as the Saints and they participate in sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, and cross country. The college athletics department also organizes intramural sports.

Profile of Aquinas College

The campus of Aquinas is in Grand Rapids, MI, which is a medium-sized city. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Aquinas is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Aquinas is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in mathematics and education and teaching.

Aquinas Selectivity

Admission at Aquinas is selective, not open to all who apply.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Aquinas had 2, 107 students enrolled (1, 779 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Aquinas offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Aquinas offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Aquinas Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching162education, English teaching, education of learning disabled, social studies teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, special ed, . . .
Business and Management92business management, business and related services, business communications, accounting, business administration, international business, accounting and finance, MIS
Liberal Arts87liberal arts and sciences, history, political science, English, sociology, Spanish language, social services, geography, . . .
Media20communication studies, communication and journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20sports and fitness management, health and physical education, athletic trainer
Science17biology, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling16psychology
Religion and Philosophy9religion, philosophy, religious music
Art Studies8art studies, arts management
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts3stagecraft
Fine Arts2art history and criticism
Music1music performance
Family and Social Work1community organization
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science, environmental studies

Contact: Aquinas

Aquinas College

1607 Robinson Rd SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799

General Phone: (616) 632-8900


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