Frequently Asked Questions
We currently offer undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees in English & History; undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in teacher education for elementary and secondary education, and graduate degrees leading to initial licensure in either elementary education or secondary education. More information on each program can be found under the Academics link on the website. We also regularly enroll adult learners in courses for audit or personal enrichment purposes.
We offer individual theology and philosophy classes each semester, which are open for enrollment. We are not accepting any new students in the BA Theology or BA Philosophy programs at this time.
No. Through the years, Aquinas has sought to be responsive to the needs of the Church and the local community, as manifested in the various programs of study that have been offered. Currently, Aquinas College recognizes the Church’s urgent need for well-formed educators and has responded by intensifying its focus on the mission upon which it was founded: the preparation of Catholic teachers. We offer our students a holistic, human formation in the liberal arts as well as professional formation to prepare them to serve as Catholic educators.
No. The majority of our students are Dominican Sisters studying for their degrees, but the sisters are also joined by lay students who share in our mission. Aquinas College accepts interested and qualified students to its degree and certification programs, recognizing the appeal and relevance of this Dominican formation and professional preparation for the field of education. Aquinas College admits qualified students of any race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.
In a typical semester, our student body runs between 50-60 students, allowing for highly individualized instruction in each classroom and a familial atmosphere among students and faculty and a student to faculty ratio of 5:1.
No, we do not have on-campus residential life. We have a strong community of faculty, staff and students who participate in our regularly scheduled events, lectures, Masses, & Confession opportunities.
Aquinas College offers a variety of scholarships in addition to providing assistance with private loans. We do not participate in federal or state funding programs. For information about financial aid and scholarships, please contact Cynthia Piana in our Office of Student Accounts/Financial Aid at:
- Phone: (615) 297-7545 x257
- Email: email@example.com
Campus tours are scheduled in advance with our Director of Admissions, Sister Gianna. Please either submit a Campus Tour Request on the Admissions “Visit Aquinas College” page or contact her at one of the following and she will be happy to help you.
Yes, Aquinas is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and our teacher education program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Education.