In the newly released 2012 edition of its Best Colleges guide, U.S. News & World Report places Thomas Aquinas College in the uppermost tier of all American liberal arts colleges. The guide further praises the College for the generosity of its financial aid program, listing it the Top for 40 “Great Schools, Great Prices” list, and ranking it among the top national liberal arts colleges for the “Least Debt” carried by graduates.
“It is good to see we have maintained our high rankings in the U.S. News college guide,” says Director of Admissions Jon Daly. “That the guide singles out Thomas Aquinas College for both academics and financial aid confirms that the College is a truly viable option for students seeking an excellent education at an affordable price — especially during this economically challenging time.”
The College has received high marks in the newest editions of all the top annual college guides, both Catholic and secular, including the Princeton Review, the Association of College Trustees and Alumni, the National Catholic Register, About.com, Forbes, and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Still, Mr. Daly is careful not to place too much stock in any guide, which at best can only capture a glimpse of the life of the College. “As pleased as we are with our rankings, one cannot quantify the great good that is accomplished in the minds and souls of our students through the College’s rigorous academic curriculum and its fidelity to the teaching Church. We strongly encourage students who want to learn about what we do here to come visit or to participate in our summer high school program.”
Posted: September 13, 2011
“The diverse and in-depth education I received at Thomas Aquinas College was extremely valuable, first and foremost, for my soul; but it also proved to be more beneficial for my vocation as a physician than all the ‘hard sciences’ combined, perfectly blending the practical with the philosophical, and allowing me to see Christ in all whom I treat.”
– Caroline Johnson, M.D. (’97)
Internal Medicine Hospitalist
“Thomas Aquinas College knows this — that the life of the mind involves the spiritual life as well — and that is why I have always thought of this institution as a college in the image and likeness of John Paul II.”
– George Weigel