U.S. News Gives College High Rankings for Academics and Value

U.S. News & World ReportIn the newly released 2013 edition of its Best Colleges guide, U.S. News & World Report places Thomas Aquinas College in the top tier of all American liberal arts colleges. It also takes note of the College’s financial aid program and ranks the school in its list of the Top 40 Best Value Colleges.

In discussing the basis for its “Best Value” rankings, U.S. News explains that it “takes into account a school’s academic quality…. The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal.” It adds that “only schools ranked in or near the top half of their categories are included, because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that are above average academically.”

Says Director of Admissions Jon Daly, “We are very happy to see that Thomas Aquinas College has maintained its high rankings for both academics and financial aid in this year’s U.S. News guide. In these difficult economic times, it is important for students and parents to be confident that the investment they make in a college education does not go to waste.”

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, Forbes, the National Catholic Register, and Catholic Digest.

“Taken together with this report from U.S. News, parents and prospective students can get a fairly good idea of the unique program we offer here at the College,” says Mr. Daly. “But I encourage all who are interested to visit the campus and observe our classes, our students, and the vibrant spiritual life of Thomas Aquinas College. Those who do visit get a firsthand look at the great good that is being done in the minds and souls of our students through our great books program that is fully faithful to the teaching Church.”

Posted: September 13, 2012