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Dear prospective student,

Thank you for visiting our website.

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.

Then, if you want to learn more, we suggest that you:

  • Contact our Admissions Office.
  • Visit our beautiful Southern California campus.
  • Participate in our two-week Summer Program for rising high school seniors.

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

While admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, we have had waiting lists in recent years. With that in mind, I would encourage you to apply sooner rather than later for the best chance of securing a place in the class.

Sincerely yours,

Jon Daly
Director of Admissions
805-421-5901 |

Patrick Nazeck (’19) -- quote 2

“Here I am surrounded by other people my age who share my interests, who value their education as much as I do, and whom I can have fun with while still learning about big ideas. It is an awesome experience that I have never found anywhere else.”

– Patrick Nazeck (’19)

Ridgecrest, California

“Thomas Aquinas College is doing on the undergraduate level exactly what should be done. The College's alumni and alumnae prove that with this kind of education you can go on and do anything.”

– Dr. Ralph McInerny (†)

Scholar and Writer