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Welcome!

Welcome!

Dear prospective student,

Thank you for visiting!

Jon Daly, Director of AdmissionsJon Daly
Director of Admissions

Thomas Aquinas College is truly unique among American colleges and universities. Here students study the great works of Western Civilization — the books that have shaped the course of history and guided the development of the major disciplines. With truth as their aim, our students engage perennial questions of nature, man, and God, not in vast lecture halls, but in vigorous classroom discussions of fewer than 20 students.

I invite you to spend a few minutes to become familiar with our academic program, our teaching method, and the College’s wholehearted commitment to the Catholic faith.

This year, Thomas Aquinas College reached one of the most important milestones in its nearly 50-year history: opening a second campus.

On August 24, 2019, we will welcome the first freshman class to the College’s New England campus in Northfield, Massachusetts. Its members will join a class of seasoned sophomores who will transfer from Thomas Aquinas College, California. The story of this extraordinary gift to the College is moving and truly wonderful. I encourage you to read it as you consider Thomas Aquinas College!

If you are interested in being part of that inaugural freshman class in New England — of if you prefer California — please contact the Admissions Office! Over half of the spaces have been filled for New England, but the office has only just begun active recruitment, and we welcome applications and interest. A few spots are also still open in California, and we would welcome applications there as well.

There are a few ways to find out more about the College:

  • Summer Great Books Program for high school juniors: This July 28 to August 10 we will host our first two-week Summer Great Books program in New England. We will also welcome students to the California program July 14-27.
  • Visit! Guests are welcome year-round on both campuses
    • New England: Mini-Open House every Saturday following the 9:00 am Mass in the chapel. Coffee and donuts provided — please come, and spread the word! Email Patrick Cross.
    • California: Come to our open house on March 2, 2019, or stop by any time. Appointments are easy to make, but we welcome drop-in visitors on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Request information from the College, or call and speak with a counselor.

When you are ready, please submit an application. There is no fee, and we would be glad to receive it!

Jon Daly (’99)
Director of Admissions
805-421-5901 | jdaly@thomasaquinas.edu

Sanjay Adhikari (’18)

“When I first came here, since I am not a Catholic, I was nervous, because it’s a different culture for me, but people have been so friendly, so charitable. It is such a blessing to live in this community, where people care about you. You make strong friendships that last a lifetime.”

– Sanjay Adhikari (’18)

Kathmandu Nepal

“Thomas Aquinas College is a paragon of what Catholic higher education ought to be.”

– William Cardinal Baum

Prefect Emeritus

Congregation for Catholic Education