Student Testimonials

It has been such a blessing in my life to be enrolled in the Teacher Education, Graduate Studies Program at Aquinas. Nowhere else in the country could I receive such a high caliber education, enriched with the beauty of the Dominican Tradition. It is literally life-changing to goto a school where the Catholic faith is so alive and well, both in and out of the classroom. That school is Aquinas.

- David D.
M.A.T. Student

In high school, I knew I was going to study nursing in college. And so whenever I was wondering where I should go to school, they said go to Aquinas College because Aquinas nurses are selected before anyone else, from the hospitals, they seek us out. So that was definitely a cool thing about Aquinas and why I wanted to study nursing.

- Sarah G.
Nursing student

I felt that teachers at Aquinas genuinely cared about by success and that was such a relief coming from such a big school.

- Veronica V.
'15, Management

I love all my professors. They care about their students and challenge them. Their faith is number one in their lives and that’s what matters the most to me.

- Lauren
Arts and Sciences student

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.

- Bernadette K.
Management, '16

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.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

You go to house lunches and it's not just students, it's faculty and administrators eating together, so you get to know them on a personal level. It's like a family dinner.

- Troy B.
Education student

I just like the rich Catholic environment here. You pray before class and before meals. There's a sense of community.

- Troy B.
Education student

The people are great. It's like more of a family than just a college.

- Troy B.
Education student

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.

- Danika A.
Arts and Sciences student

I would tell prospective students to make sure they visit for a day, just so they can see the atmosphere and experience what a day would be like if they attended Aquinas.

- Therese Y.
Aquinas Student

That first week of getting to know each other and having the camp Marymount experience, you felt instantly in place.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

I think the nursing program at Aquinas really prepares you. It's very rigorous, but I think that the level of respect that the hospitals and community have for it speak to that,  so it's worth it all in the end.

- Audrey S.
Nursing student

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.

- Troy B.
Education student

“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.”

- The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium
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Since I wanted to go into the medical field, I really wanted to also have an ethical and philosophical dimension to it where we're focused on the dignity of the human person, and seeing each patient as an individual made in the image and likeness of God.

- Eva M.
Nursing student

"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

Aquinas makes you attentive to the different ways that God leads us to a vocation.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

What I appreciate most about student life at Aquinas is the close-knit community in the dorms. It is supportive, academically focused and faith-rooted – and that doesn’t happen just anywhere.

- Gregory S.
Education student

"Going into the medical field, I especially wanted a school that valued the dignity of human life."

- Maria
Student

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

By engaging in a new culture and unfamiliar surroundings, I was compelled to grow in new ways, not only as a student but as a person in general. The AquinasAbroad program is something every student should experience.

- Wil
AquinasAbroad student

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.

- Bernadette K.
Business student

For me, my abroad experience was a time to build my relationship with God without the distractions of home life, while keeping in mind that home life is where I am to bring my newfound gifts back.

- Tyler
AquinasAbroad student

I believe that this semester, I will be in a classroom sixteen times observing a lesson or teaching a lesson. I'm only a junior and I've already been in classrooms before.

- Veronica classroom
School of Education student