"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."
An Aquinas education is not just all about the individual – it is about the community.
They have not only taught me to become a virtuous leader, but also to become economically smart, practically smart, professionally smart. They help you realize what the real world is going to be like.
Here everybody knows each other. Even the teachers, they know you by name and they truly care. In high school with so many students it was so hard to know everyone. Here the teachers interact on a personal level.
I needed something that was more one-on-one than just a lecture setting where there were an overwhelming number of students within a classroom.
If you're looking for a close-knit community and a place to grow in faith and be in a college that truly knows its people and its professors, you'll definitely receive a great education.
Having the experience of actually being out in the workforce, and having to come back to school, I can generally see what is used and what's not used. And Aquinas is one of those schools that almost every business class that I've taken has been relevant, it's been important, and it's increased my toolkit of different things that I can do in the real world.
Because they're not just giving you everything...know this, know this, know this, this list of things, and you're good for life? No! Know this foundational principle, know why, and then when you come across things in life, you can apply anything to this and you will know what to do.
I'm Catholic. I just love that the school can live by its faith values because faith plays a big role in my life.
I felt that teachers at Aquinas genuinely cared about by success and that was such a relief coming from such a big school.
Aquinas teaches me to think beyond myself and think about the common good and how to serve others.
I just like the rich Catholic environment here. You pray before class and before meals. There's a sense of community.
The faculty is very knowledgeable, especially in the business program. Many of the teachers are adjunct and have experience in the field; this made learning more enjoyable and made me respect my teachers even more.
In my country, when someone smiles or says hi and you don't know them, it is weird because they only greet you if it is family. So here when strangers do it they are trying to be nice, they are not trying to get anything from you. The South is friendly and I am adjusting to it.
"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."
The academic culture at Aquinas is both rigorous and incredibly supportive. Knowing that your professors believe in your ability to achieve is a powerful motivator to succeed confidently.
A few years ago if you would've told me the stuff that I'm reading and the stuff that I'm writing I wouldn't have believed you.
That first week of getting to know each other and having the camp Marymount experience, you felt instantly in place.
“Teaching has an extraordinary moral depth and is one of humanity’s excellent and creative activities, for the teacher does not write on inanimate material, but on the very spirits of human beings.”
I belong at Aquinas because it's helped me grow as a person and in my faith and to better know God and better know and love Him. I don't think I'd have had that experience somewhere else or at another college.
Aquinas makes you attentive to the different ways that God leads us to a vocation.
If you want to learn how to think—not only what to think—then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.
The house lunches are a huge sense of community, and we genuinely talk to each other regardless of age, station, or ties into the school environment. I think the religious tradition has a lot to do with that.
"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."
I've ever had a sister as a teacher. It breaks downs stereotypes and misconceptions about being taught by a sister. They are lovely and intelligent and a reminder of the love that God has for us. They take such a sacrifice but there is such joy in that, and it reminds you that to live for others is the love that this world needs more of.
I study Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College because the professors genuinely care about the formation of the whole person and want the mind to be formed in a truly classical education.