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St. Thomas Aquinas College

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Description of St. Thomas Aquinas College

  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1952
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: about 2400
  • Type of training: mixed.

St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) is a private liberal arts college named after the philosopher and theologian Thomas (Thomas) Aquinas. The institution was founded in 1952. At the moment, STAC offers more than 100 specialties on the basis of three schools:

  • Arts and sciences
  • Business
  • Education.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in St. Thomas Aquinas College

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

College students have the opportunity to choose one of the proposed places for housing on campus.

  • McNelis Commons is a complex across the street from the academic buildings. It has several dozen double rooms in the style of luxury, a dining room, a laundry room. This hostel is most often chosen by freshmen.
  • The Village Aquinas are townhouses with rooms for 1-4 students. At the disposal of residents there are common living rooms, self-study classes. Most of the residents study at STAC in their senior years.

The college also offers several options for special housing: only for men or women, buildings for people with disabilities, as well as assistance in finding a neighbor.

Semester price for accommodation per person:

  • Room for 3-4 persons – 3960$
  • Double room – 4400$
  • Single room – 4650$.

Upon entry, a deposit is paid in case of damage - $ 225.

The dining room dining rooms at McNelis Commons and the Spartan Grille at the Alumni Centre offer meals in the form of buffet meals, semester plans or one-off meal sets.

All students residing on campus must purchase a meal plan. Their options with the number of dishes, the price per semester:

  • A: 75 meals, $300 extra – $1950
  • B: 200 meals, 200$ extra – 2990$
  • From: unlimited meals, $ 150 for spending - $ 3490.

Additional dollars can be spent at canteens, cafeterias, or vending machines on campus.

Activities St. Thomas Aquinas College

STAC provides students with the opportunity to participate in athletics at the Division II level. 20 men's and women's NCAA DII teams train at their home stadium in New York City. Bowling, cheerleading, dancing, hockey, and team games clubs allow students to try their hand at intercollegiate competitions. Some club sports train at the same facilities as Division II teams. participate in local and regional tournaments.

More than 40 student clubs are divided by interests: educational, environmental, scientific, sports, legal, religious. Creative students are in music, dance circles or engaged in fine arts. Most of the participants take part in the organization of many events on campus: festivals, theme parties, graduation balls, etc.


  • Facilities for people with disabilities, including a permit for service animals
  • One of the best colleges in the rankings of US News & World Report
  • More than 85% of students receive financial aid
  • More than 40 student clubs, associations
  • The ratio of students to teachers is 18:1.

Facilities and equipment at St. Thomas Aquinas College

The beautiful metropolitan campus is a special place for the student due to its safe and welcoming atmosphere. STAC is located about 15 miles from New York City, providing easy access to cultural, career opportunities in one of the world's most visited cities.

On campus there are:

  • Alumni Center: Event Rooms, Spartan Grille Restaurant, Guest Rooms with Pool Tables and TV, and Career Services
  • Mariana Gardens with Admissions Office
  • Maguire Hall: theatre space, rehearsal rooms, music and dance studios
  • Aquinas Hall: administrative offices
  • Sports, fitness halls: training grounds of open, closed types
  • Costello Hall: art gallery, scientific laboratories
  • Communication studio with radio station
  • Computer Lab Center
  • Bloomberg Library, Professional Laboratory
  • Hostel
  • Spartan sports complex for women's football, softball, hockey teams.

The home stadium of the Spartan baseball team is located 20 minutes from campus and is home to one of the college's top teams.

Admission dates and extra charges

There are several semesters in the academic year:

  • Autumn: September-December
  • Spring: January-May.

Holidays are held in December and June. Sessions await students at the end of each semester.

Additional costs:

  • Technology fee – from $ 30 depending on the program
  • Accommodation, meals – from $ 6000 per semester
  • Student organizations
  • Transport
  • Books, consumables
  • Medical care
  • Personal expenses.

Some programs pay for student loans rather than semesters.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For admission to STAC programs, all applicants will need to provide:

  • Completed application on the official website of the institution or in the admissions office on campus
  • High School Diploma/Bachelor's Degree
  • Official transcripts of completed disciplines
  • SAT or ACT Results
  • TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo test results
  • Letters of recommendation (one or three) from the teacher from the previous place of study
  • Personal documents: passport/passport, student visa, health insurance, Form I-20, etc.

The admissions committee considers applications all year round, admission is conducted for the semester closest to the date of acceptance of the application.

Scholarships St. Thomas Aquinas College

Financial aid to international students is provided through the FAFSA program or in the form of a grant from The Phoenixx Phoundation INC. for undergraduates. More than 85% of students receive financial support under one of the scholarship programs.

  • Federal loans, loans, parent loans
  • Pell grants, payment for additional education, the "study-work" system, etc.
  • Grant of the Federal Service of Iraq, Afghanistan
  • Scholarships based on academic success
  • Assistance for students transferred from other institutions
  • Sports scholarships
  • Financial aid for the James Kearney Program for Blind Students.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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