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

    For any institution of any type to flourish, it must have a clear identity and mission to which it must be fully committed. A vision begins with the givens of Core Values (Who we are) and Core Purpose (Why we exist) then moves to an envisioned future. The first step for Aquinas was to clearly define the purpose of the College and to establish realistic goals and objectives consistent with that mission in a defined time-frame and within the College's capacity for implementation. * "New Horizons 2015," Aquinas College's Strategic Report » Our Mission 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 atmosphere 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. Religious Core Values * Sanctity of the human person * Unity of faith and reason * Love for the truth * Fidelity to Church teaching * Evangelization Operational Core Values * Respect for the human person * Good stewardship * High educational standards * Charity and service * Passionate commitment to the mission Core Purpose At Aquinas College, we transform lives and culture through truth and charity. Did you know? The essential model which St. Dominic pointed to in the thirteenth century was Christ himself, wandering round with 'nowhere to lay his head,' proclaiming the kingdom of God. — The Foundation of the Dominican Order (The Dominican Sisters of the St. Cecilia Congregation website) Related Links The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation »


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, primarily associate's, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Roman Catholic
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 136
    Percent Admitted 53%
    Men Admitted 56%
    Women Admitted 52%
    Full Time Retention Rate 58%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 370 600
      Math 290 540
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 18 23
      English 18 25
      Math 17 21
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,158
    Native American 0.0
    Asian 33.0
    African American 174.0
    Hispanic 30.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 269
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 26

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