Visit Aquinas College

Thank you for your interest in visiting Aquinas College!

A beautiful 83-acre campus in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, an academic environment known for its dedication to excellence, friendly faces, and a faculty that takes the extra step to provide not just a great learning experience but a respect for each individual’s unique abilities – this is the Aquinas College that you will begin to discover when you visit.

Prospective students and their families are our guests to the campus. We are excited to show our guests how Aquinas College is a place that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit.

Request a Visit to Aquinas College

Please read the information below prior to filling out the Campus Visit Request Form.

  • All visit request forms must be submitted at least 2 weeks before your scheduled visit
  • All campus visits are held on weekdays
  • Please note we cannot accommodate requests to sit in on a class on Fridays or on the following dates:

October 24th – 28th: Fall Midterms
December 12th – 15th: Final Exams – we will do our best to accommodate visits prior to the 12th
February 27th – March 3rd: Spring Midterms
March 20th – 24th: Spring Break
May 1st – 5th: Spring Final Exams

The college will be closed:
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: August 15th
Labor Day: September 5th
All Saints Day: November 1st
Thanksgiving: November 23rd – 25th
Christmas and New Years: December 22nd – January 2nd
M.L.K. Day: January 16th
Easter: April 13th – April 17th
Memorial Day: May 29th

All campus visits begin at 8:30 AM and conclude at noon. Mass is offered daily at 12:20 PM except for Thursdays – 4:20 PM.

For directions to campus and to view campus maps, please see our Maps & Directions page.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (615) 297-7545 or via email at for any questions about a campus visit.

If you are coming from out of town and will need a place to stay, you may find these links helpful:

Aquinas College has been able to negotiate a standing discount rate of $159/night at the Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt, as long as a night is not considered “black out.” If it is a “black out” date, guests will still receive a 20% discount off of the published rate. With all discounts, please mention that you are visiting on behalf of Aquinas College.

Holiday Inn – Vanderbilt is a preferred partner

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

- Troy B.
Education 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

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 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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

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

- Maria

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

"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott A.
Management, '14

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

- Mary W.
Aquinas 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

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

"It is awesome that Aquinas is in Nashville."

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

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

- Mary F.
Aquinas Student

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

- Gregory S.
Education Student

When I got here, everyone already had friends established, but whenever I came in, they were so nice and included me. They welcomed me as if I was part of their family.

- Cinthia J.
Nursing 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

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

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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

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

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

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

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