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TAC Students Take the Lead in
“Run With Saints”

Posted: December 3, 2020

Run with Saints, a new website which asks Catholic students to rate their experience at their colleges and universities, has issued its latest student-response leaderboard — and Thomas Aquinas College is at the top of the list.

The website, which is sponsored by the Ortner Family Foundation, collects surveys from Catholic students and recent graduates, who review their schools and grade them on a scale of 1-10. The site’s aim is to help “college applicants (and their parents) better understand what the Catholic community is like at every college campus — public or private — so that they can make a more informed college choice.”

To date, more responses have come from Thomas Aquinas College students and alumni than from any other college or university in the U.S., including schools with 50 or more times as many students, such as the second and third entries on the list.

“Your students are setting the pace!” says Ortner Family Foundation Chairman Michael Ortner. “We plan to start publishing all the surveys in Q1 so we can start getting all the data in front of high school students to help them know which colleges have great Catholic communities.”

Although the site is still in the data-collecting stage, its creators have published select reviews on their Instagram feed, including the following from Isaac Cross (’19):

“Our students are eager to post their ratings and reviews, and they’ve only just started,” says Chris Weinkopf, Thomas Aquinas College’s director of communications. “That’s a reflection of their great love for the College. They’re always looking for ways to share the good news.”

Current students and recent alumni are encouraged to submit their reviews. Let’s preserve our spot atop the leaderboard!

Caroline Johnson, M.D. (’97)

“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

“I am most grateful for Thomas Aquinas College’s resolute fidelity to the Church and her teachings. The young people whom you serve certainly are being formed to think with the Church and to defend the Faith with courage and charity.”

– The Most Rev. William E. Lori

Archbishop of Baltimore

Chair of the USCCB's Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty