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St. Thomas Aquinas College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on St. Thomas Aquinas College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is St. Thomas Aquinas College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

St. Thomas Aquinas College was awarded 11 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked STAC as #800 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

STAC also holds the #88 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

See all of the rankings for St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Is It Hard to Get Into STAC?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, St. Thomas Aquinas College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 78%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to STAC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for St. Thomas Aquinas College  ( 440 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for St. Thomas Aquinas College  ( 440 to 550 )
STAC received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for St. Thomas Aquinas College  ( 17 to 23 )

Learn more about St. Thomas Aquinas College admissions.

St. Thomas Aquinas College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At STAC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at St. Thomas Aquinas College is 37%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  37 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at St. Thomas Aquinas College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 74% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like St. Thomas Aquinas College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  74 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from STAC have a four-year graduation rate of 36%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Good Overall Diversity at STAC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,797 undergraduates at STAC with 1,134 being full-time and 663 being part-time.

STAC Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for STAC is 82.07 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.07 out of 100
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How Much Does St. Thomas Aquinas College Cost?

The overall average net price of STAC is $20,827. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for STAC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,767 $18,054 $22,221 $25,636 $27,086

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of STAC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At STAC, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $7,601 a year. That adds up to $30,404 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at STAC is 6.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do STAC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from STAC make around $46,900 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for STAC students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College make the most money.

Location of St. Thomas Aquinas College

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Sparkill, New York. STAC is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for STAC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 125 Rte 340, Sparkill, NY 10976-1050
Phone: 845-398-4000

St. Thomas Aquinas College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College. Of these students, 260 received undergraduate degrees and 76 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 35 $29,500
General Social Sciences 29 NA
Business Administration & Management 22 $34,000
General Psychology 18 $25,000
Health & Physical Education 16 NA
Finance & Financial Management 14 NA
Communication & Media Studies 14 $37,000
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 14 NA
Marketing 12 NA
General Education 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at St. Thomas Aquinas College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at STAC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 155 students took at least one online class at St. Thomas Aquinas College. This is a decrease from the 206 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 155 8
2016-2017 206 4
2015-2016 301 4
2014-2015 264 7
2013-2014 285 8

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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