Thomas Aquinas College

Private, Four-years School Located in Santa Paula, CA

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How much is the Thomas Aquinas tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Thomas Aquinas's tuition & fees is $28,700.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $41,700 when a student lives on-campus.

Thomas Aquinas Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$28,700
On-campus Room & Board$9,900
On-campus Expenses$3,100
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,910
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$31,680

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Thomas Aquinas for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $134,044 at Thomas Aquinas. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $192,309. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $129,458.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$30,507$44,105$29,801
Sophomore (2024-25)$32,428$46,652$31,447
Junior (2025-26)$34,470$49,348$33,186
Senior (2026-27)$36,640$52,204$35,024
4 Years Total$134,044$192,309$129,458
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$32,428$46,652$31,447
Sophomore (2025-26)$34,470$49,348$33,186
Junior (2026-27)$36,640$52,204$35,024
Senior (2027-28)$38,947$55,227$36,965
4 Years Total$142,484$203,431$136,622
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$34,470$49,348$33,186
Sophomore (2026-27)$36,640$52,204$35,024
Junior (2027-28)$38,947$55,227$36,965
Senior (2028-29)$41,399$58,428$39,017
4 Years Total$151,455$215,207$144,192
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$36,640$52,204$35,024
Sophomore (2027-28)$38,947$55,227$36,965
Junior (2028-29)$41,399$58,428$39,017
Senior (2029-30)$44,006$61,819$41,185
4 Years Total$160,992$227,678$152,191
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$38,947$55,227$36,965
Sophomore (2028-29)$41,399$58,428$39,017
Junior (2029-30)$44,006$61,819$41,185
Senior (2030-31)$46,776$65,409$43,477
4 Years Total$171,128$240,883$160,644

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Thomas Aquinas' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Thomas Aquinas College$28,700
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Thomas Aquinas and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationTuition & Fees
Thomas Aquinas CollegeSanta Paula, CA$28,700
Soka University of AmericaAliso Viejo, CA$37,450
Whittier CollegeWhittier, CA$49,864

Financial Aid and COA

At Thomas Aquinas College, 302 students (61%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $13,457.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Thomas Aquinas is $28,243 for students living on-campus and $37,937 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 96 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $14,211 and the average amount of student loans is $4,338.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$41,700
COA (off-campus)$51,394
Tuition & Fees$28,700
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$13,000
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,694
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$28,243
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,937
Average Financial Aid$13,457
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship30261%$13,457
Pell Grants10321%$5,085
Federal Student Loan33467%$4,927
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid9673%-
Grants or Scholarships7557%$14,211
Federal Grants2318%$4,688
Pell Grants2318%$4,688
Other Federal Grants0--
State/Local Grants65%$9,220
Institutional Grants7356%$12,366
Student Loan Aid8766%$4,338
Federal Student Loans7658%$3,684
Other Student Loans1411%$6,959

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Thomas Aquinas's acceptance rate is 83.14%. A total of 261 applicants applied to and 217 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 131 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 60.37%.
To apply to Thomas Aquinas, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and Admission test scores.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants261116$145
Admitted21795$122
Enrolled13163$68
Acceptance Rate83.14%81.90%84.14%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)60.37%66.32%55.74%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered But Not Required
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Considered But Not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Considered But Not Required

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to Thomas Aquinas. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,275 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 28.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is higher than the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2751,1801,370
National Average1,168
California Average1,305
SAT EBRW665610720
SAT Math610570650
ACT Composite282530
National Average24
California Average29
ACT Math252129
ACT English292532

Student Population

Thomas Aquinas College has a total of 516 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 247 male students and 250 female students attending Thomas Aquinas.
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate497 247250

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address10,000 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, CA
Phone805-525-4417
WEBhttps://thomasaquinas.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered1 Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate84.73%
Yield62.61%
Student Population516
Graduation Rate85%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Retention Rate92%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties42 (Full-time), 1 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs112 (Full-time), 4 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$52,768
Average Staff Salary$50,035