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College Consensus Names TAC
a Top 10 Catholic College of 2018

Posted: May 22, 2018

College Consensus, a new online aggregator of college-review guides, has ranked Thomas Aquinas No. 10 on its list of the Best Catholic Colleges of 2018, or “the Catholic schools in America recognized as the best across the board.” The College is the only one of the now-numerous new Catholic colleges founded since its own establishment in 1971 to be included on the list.

Designed to be comprehensive, the College Consensus rankings combine those of prominent publishers — such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report — with those of various student-review sites to produce what it calls a “consensus rating.” In addition to placing Thomas Aquinas College among the top of all Catholic institutions, the aggregator lists it as No. 39 nationwide for “student consensus” and No. 56 among all national liberal arts colleges.

College Consensus’ rankings are in keeping with several recent, prominent assessments of Catholic institutions: USA Today placed Thomas Aquinas College on its list of “The 10 Best Roman Catholic Colleges in the U.S.”; The Newman Guide includes it as one of only 17 recommended, faithfully Catholic institutions nationwide;  and the National Catholic Register features the College in its annual “Catholic Identity College Guide.” The College also ranks among the top in the nation in wholly secular guides, such as U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger, and the Association of College Trustees and Alumni.