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Thomas Aquinas College Recommended in New Edition of The Newman Guide

June 9, 2016
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SThomas Aquinas College Recommended in New Edition of The Newman Guide


SANTA PAULA, CA—June 9—In the 2016-2017 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, The Cardinal Newman Society once again recommends Thomas Aquinas College as one of 29 Catholic institutions nationwide with a strong Catholic identity, lauding it for its “impressive intellectual rigor that is matched by a commitment to orthodox Catholicism.”

The Newman Guide notes that Thomas Aquinas College was “the first in a wave of new Catholic colleges born from the crisis of Catholic identity in American Catholic higher education.” It goes on to explain that while Thomas Aquinas College’s “success has encouraged the emergence of other faithful Catholic colleges, including some that share its emphasis on the Great Books, it still has the distinction of being the only Catholic college in America that teaches exclusively from these classic works of Western civilization.”

Says Jon Daly, Director of Admissions, “We always look forward to the new edition of The Newman Guide because it is so useful to prospective students and their parents. While the colleges and universities it recommends all share a strong Catholic identity, they differ in important ways. The Newman Guide does a good job of highlighting the unique qualities that distinguish these institutions from each other.”

At visitors can read The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College for free or place an order for a hard copy of the publication.


About Thomas Aquinas College

Thomas Aquinas College has developed a solid reputation for academic excellence in the United States and abroad. At Thomas Aquinas College, there are no majors, no minors, or electives because all students acquire a broad and fully integrated liberal education. The College offers one 4-year, classical curriculum that spans the major arts and sciences. Instead of reading textbooks, students read the original works of the greatest thinkers in Western civilization — the Great Books — in all the major disciplines: mathematics, natural science, literature, philosophy, and theology. Rather than listening to lectures, they engage in rigorous Socratic discussions about these works in classes of 15-18 students. The academic life of the college is conducted under the light of the Catholic faith and flourishes within a close-knit community, supported by a vibrant spiritual life. Genuinely committed to upholding civic virtue and leading lives dedicated to the good of others, Thomas Aquinas College graduates enter a wide array of fields where they are a powerful force for good in the Church and in the culture. Well-versed in rational discourse, they become leaders in education, law, medicine, journalism, public policy, military service, and business. In addition, a steady 10% of alumni go on to the priesthood or religious life.