St. Thomas Aquinas College

Campus Description

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a small, growing liberal arts college with 1,942 students on a suburban campus 20 minutes north of New York City. With 600 resident students living in McNelis Commons and Aquinas Village, student activities are bountiful and include both on-campus programs and off-campus excursions.

More than 60 academic programs are offered in the humanities, social sciences, business administration, teacher education and natural sciences and mathematics. Study Abroad opportunities, an international student presence, a full scholarship honors program, and a number of strategic alliances that enable our students to continue their studies at other institutions, are just a few of the dynamic programs at St. Thomas.

NCAA Division II basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, cross country, tennis, lacrosse, track and field, and golf provide over 300 contests annually to be a part of, either as an athlete or a fan. Simply call St. Thomas at 1.800.999.STAC or visit our Web site at and begin receiving information today!

West Point Extension Program

125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976-1050


St. Thomas Aquinas College on the Web

St. Thomas Aquinas College Admissions

Degrees Offered

Associate (AA; Associate degrees offered exclusively at the US Military Academy at West Point and at Stewart Army Subpost for eligible students), Bachelor’s (BA, BS), Master's (MBA, MSEd, MST)


Varsity Sports: NCAA Division II: Women's: basketball, cross- country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field.

Clubs and Activities

Art Therapy Club, Biology Club, Business Club, Campus Ministry & Volunteer Services, Commuter Council, Council for Exceptional Children, Dance Team, Future Alumni Association, Gamma Kappa Phi, History Club, Ice Hockey Club, Intramural Sports, Laetare Players (Drama Club), Mathematics Club, Programming Board, Psychology Club, Residence Hall Council, STAC Singers, Spartan Volunteers, Student Government, The National Broadcasting Society, Student Publications, WSTK (student radio station). New Clubs are developed every year by students.

Featured Programs

St. Thomas Aquinas is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1952. Located in the Rockland County community of Sparkill, New York, the College is 15 miles north of the George Washington Bridge and 20 miles south of West Point. The campus is easily accessible from all points in Rockland County, Bergen County, New Jersey, and the entire New York City metro area. The College offers over 97 majors, minors, and specializations leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), the Bachelor of Science (BS), or the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd). The College also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in Education (MSEd), the Master of Science in Teaching (MST), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Our academic facilities include computer labs, science labs, and a multimedia learning theatre are located in the College's state-of-the-art science and technology center. Other on-campus facilities include a ceramic arts studio, a graphic design studio, a radio station, and a television studio. Our recreational facilities include the Aquinas Hall Gym, Spartan Athletic Complex and Fitness Center; tennis courts; soccer, softball, field hockey, lacrosse, ice hockey, golf, cross-country, and baseball facilities near campus. The College participates in NCAA DII athletics sponsoring 18 men's and women's teams.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,170 (Full-time: 550 men, 567 women; Part-time: 26 men, 27 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 131 (Full-time: 8 men, 36 women; Part-time: 30 men, 57 women)
SAT verbal range: 410 – 520
SAT math range: 420 – 530
ACT range: 18 – 22
51.5% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
46.5% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American8.2%2.1%
% Asian3.8%3.6%
% Hispanic / Latino18.8%8.6%
% White, Non-Hispanic57.8%79.3%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.1%0%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien2.1%1.4%
% Two or more races2.7%0.7%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity6.4%4.3%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$28,740 per year, or $900 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

$910 per credit

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
February 15 preferred
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
May 1

Application Requirements

HS transcript; SAT or ACT; personal essay (500 word minimum); counselor recommendation.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Merit; Athletic