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Fast Facts

AQ Fast Facts

Who We Are

Aquinas was founded by the Dominican Sisters, named for a heretical and then canonized saint, and established as the country’s first coeducational Catholic College. Dominican lives are rooted in the four Dominican charisms of prayer, study, community and service.

In the spirit of St. Thomas Aquinas, who advised: “Contemplate the truth and share the fruits of that contemplation,” we focus our rigorous liberal arts education on  the never-ending search for truth.


Located two miles from downtown Grand Rapids, our lush 117-acre campus is on a former estate, complete with manor and carriage house.
Academic Majors

Choose from over 60 majors and 14 degrees. >>More

Our Students
2,000 students
1,700 full-time undergraduates
18 - 21 students average class size
Our Faculty
192 faculty
0 teaching assistants
13:1 student to faculty ratio
Placement Rates
On average, over 90 % of Aquinas students are in a full time job or graduate school within six months of graduation.

2014-2015 Costs

$27,332 - The cost of yearly tuition (12 - 18 credits each semester)
$8.350 - The cost of yearly room and board at AQ
Over 90% of AQ students receive some form of financial aid.
Over $19,000 - The average financial aid package at Aquinas



Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, except those from the Kent County area.

Nearly 900 students live on campus.
Two main residence halls with suite-style living house 300 (Regina Hall) and 150 students (St. Joseph Hall).
Three program houses accommodate 8-16 students each.
Five Apartment Buildings, Fulton House, Willowbrook, Gate House and "K" House are available for upperclassmen.


Conference: NAIA’s Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC)
Aquinas has won WHAC’s All-Sports Trophy 11 times in the past 14 years.
Aquinas offers 22 intercollegiate sports, plus numerous intramural and club sports. Women's hockey will begin in 2015.
AQ Pride
Team name: The Saints
School colors: Maroon and White
Mascot: “Nelson,” a Saint Bernard dog named after Aquinas' fourth president, Paul Nelson.

At Aquinas, you can be involved and take on leadership roles with more than 60 clubs and organizations.


Study Abroad Opportunities

Seven semester-long international programs: Italy, Ireland, Spain, France, Costa Rica, Germany, and Japan. Be sure to view our student video footage and remarks from their experiences via the link below.


Dominican Exchange

Students may spend a semester at Barry University in Miami, Florida ; Dominican University in San Rafael, California; or St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkhill, New York.