Aquinas College - Grand Rapids, MI Aquinas College - Grand Rapids, MI

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Aquinas College - Grand Rapids, MI

Aquinas is a four year, Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city. The campus is a 107 acre park-like area on a former estate with an enrollment of over 1,600 undergraduate students.  Grand Rapids is home to the Medical Mile, ArtPrize, LaughFest and the Festival of the Arts -  the nations largest volunteer arts festival each year.

Art History, Criticism and Conservationx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Athletic Training/Trainerx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business/Corporate Communicationsx  
Ceramic Arts and Ceramicsx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Computer and Information Sciences, Generalx  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Economics, Generalx  
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilitiesx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
English/Language Arts Teacher Educationx  
Fine and Studio Arts Managementx  
Fine/Studio Arts, Generalx  
French Language and Literaturex  
General Studiesx  
German Language and Literaturex  
History, Generalx  
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Japanese Language and Literaturex  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesxx 
Mathematics, Generalx  
Music Performance, Generalx  
Music Teacher Educationx  
Music, Generalx  
Organizational Communication, Generalx  
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Law Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Reading Teacher Educationx  
Religion/Religious Studiesx  
Religious/Sacred Musicx  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Educationx  
Social Sciences, Generalx  
Social Studies Teacher Educationx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  
Sustainability Studiesx  
Urban Studies/Affairsx  

Academic Life

The college offers over 60 majors, and has international programs in Italy,  Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan and Spain. Internships are a part of nearly every Aquinas student experience.

Campus Life

Students may choose from more than 60 clubs and organizations.  The annual "Wake Up People" party, polar plunge and open mic night are just a few of the student life traditions on campus

Facilities and Resources

The Sturrus Sports and Fitness Center completed phase1 of a projected $12 million renovation and expansion in October 2010.  The Grace Hauenstein Library, completed in August 2006, provides a great venue for students to research and study. A nearly $2 million renovation to the Aquinas Academic Building was completed in May 2008. The newly completed Performing Arts Center provides entertainment for students and the broader community. The college offers traditional residence halls, service learning homes, honors housing, and on-campus apartments. The newest apartment building was completed in August 2008.

Athletics / Sports

Aquinas outstanding athletic program has won eleven of the past fourteen conference all sports trophies. Aquinas fields teams in 18 intercollegiate sports. Intramurals are also very popular among the student body.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Aquinas Spectrum Scholarship Program provides awards for academics, leadership, service and athletics. More than 90% of freshmen receive financial assistance. The average financial aid package exceeds $15,000.  The Aquinas Cost Calculator is available to help you determine out of pocket costs for attending Aquinas.  Visit to get your estimate.


A candidate for admission to Aquinas is considered on the basis of academic preparation, scholarship and character. Admission depends on a number of factors, including high school academic record, and the scores achieved on the ACT or SAT test.

Summer Program

Program title: Aquinas Summer School Program
Web site:
Phone: 800-678-9593
Program description: Throughout the summer Aquinas College offers summer session in both 4 and 8 week formats, covering a variety of coursework.

Other Cool Facts

Aquinas College located in Grand Rapids, the medical, cultural and business center of west Michigan is a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts college with an overall enrollment that exceeds 2,300 students. Aquinas offers 16-degree programs with over sixty majors. Our location in the second largest city in Michigan affords our students numerous opportunities for internships. Students study overseas in Italy, Costa Rica, Ireland, France, Spain Germany and Japan.

Service Learning is an integral part of the Aquinas experience. Students volunteer in places like Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Appalachia, and Peru.

Scholarships are available to students who not only excel academically, but who are leaders, volunteers, activists and athletes.


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