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Accolades and Outcomes
 

Accolades and Outcomes

 
Accolades abound for Aquinas and Grand Rapids, but it's outcomes that we are the most proud of at our great liberal arts institution.
 
AQ
  • Best Value Regional Universities (ranked #15) - 2015 U.S. News and World Report
  • 407 AQ Alumni are President/CEO/Owner of corporations or organizations
  • Over 90% placement (employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation)
  • Over 70% Placement into Medical School
  • MSU College of Human Medicine Early Assurance Program
  • "Great Schools, Great Prices", 2010 U.S. News and World Report
  • "A+ Institution for "B" Students", 2014 U.S. News and World Report
  • 11 NAIA championships
  • Five-Star Champions of Character Institution, 2014 NAIA
  • First Undergraduate Sustainable Business Program
  • Zero waste by 2015
  • Sierra List of Greenest Colleges
  • Only Conductive Education Program in U.S.
  • Signer of the "St. Francis" Pledge for Sustainability - Catholic Climate Covenant
  • Named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • Michigan Campus Compact Faculty Service Learning Award
  • Less Debt than Peer Institutions - Project on Student Debt
  • Internship partners:: Amway, Disney, Steelcase, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Van Andel Research Institute and the Detroit Tigers >Read more examples
 
Grand Rapids
  • Top U.S. Destination to Visit (Lonely Planet, 2014)
  • One of America's Top 10 Most Exciting Mid-Sized Cities (Movoto, 2014)
  • One of America's Top 10 Emerging Cities for Global Trade (Global Trade Magazine, 2014)
  • Top 10 City for Biopharmaceutical and R & D Investment
  • 4th Best City to Find a Job (Forbes, 2013)
  • 7th Overall "Happiest Cities to Work In" (Forbes, 2013)
  • Most Sustainable Mid-Size City
  • #1 in number of LEED certified buildings per capita for mid-sized cities in U.S.
  • Home to more than 80 International Companies
  • World’s Largest Art Competition - ArtPrize
  • World’s Largest Comedy Festival - LaughFest
  • Best Place to Invest (Fox Business)
  • Best Place to Raise a Family (Forbes, 2012)