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Aquinas College welcomes all students regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, age or handicap. This non-discriminatory policy and practice extends to all education programs and activities conducted by Aquinas College.

Undergraduate Application Process

  1. Fill out the Online Application. (Please be sure you are using Internet Explorer 9 or later, Safari 4 or later, or Firefox 5.x or later)
  2. Request your transcripts and ACT/SAT scores to be sent to Aquinas College. We will need official copies of these documents! Our ACT code is 3942 and our SAT code is 7318. You can leave these blank on your application if you wish.
  3. First time freshman under the age of 21, please be sure that you and your school counselor complete the Secondary School Report Form

If you are applying for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, we will also need two (2) letters of recommendation and a 500 word essay. Please see our Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Sheet for more details.

Graduate Application Process

1. Complete the Application for Graduate Studies. (Please be sure you are using Internet Explorer 9 or later, Safari 4 or later, or Firefox 5.x or later)

2. Complete the Application Addendum

If you have any questions, please call us at (615) 279-3888 or from outside the Nashville area at (800) 649-9956.

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At Aquinas, everybody is considered equal and worthy of the respect and dignity that is due to all human persons made in the image and likeness of God.

- Mary-Frances N.
Nursing student

The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help.

- Abbey
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

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

- Mary W.
Aquinas Student

An Aquinas education is not just all about the individual – it is about the community.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

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

The professors are superb. We have small class sizes and a close community and family feel. It fosters human flourishing. We love it!

- Arts & Sciences Student

Aquinas teaches me to think beyond myself and think about the common good and how to serve others.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

The residential community creates an environment of peace, love, caring, and tight bonds.

- Gregory S.
Education Student

I have a strong sense of belonging here at Aquinas because I have been accepted, respected, and supported by the Aquinas community. I know that I am not just a number, but a human person wanted and recognized by the school.

- Mary-Frances N.
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

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

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.

- Arts and Sciences student

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

We're like a really close-knit community. We all know each other. We come together and truly care. It's not something you find in a bigger college where there are so many people. Here you have the opportunity to get to know everyone personally.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

The Aquinas College program enables you to engage in course material in an in depth way because of the small class sizes and the teachers’ attention to detail.

- Arts & Sciences Student

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.

- Augusta K.
Nursing Student, Chicago, IL

What surprised me the most about Aquinas was the Catholic tradition and how everybody practices it at that level. I'd never seen anything like it, even as a cradle Catholic. It was a whole new thing compared how I'd always practiced.

- Jonathan V.
Business student

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

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.

- Arts & Sciences Student

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.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing student

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

- Maria
Student

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student