Thomas Aquinas College - Bachelor's Degree

Thomas Aquinas College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college nestled in the beautiful canyons of Los Padres National Forest, just inland of Ventura, California.It offers a unique education with courses based on the Great Books and seminar method.

  • Average Tuition USD 40,734

School Description

Thomas Aquinas College students receive a Bachelor of Arts in Liberals Arts. This is an integrated liberal arts curriculum made up primarily of the Great Books of the Western Tradition, with order of learning emphasized in the structure of the curriculum. Natural science, philosophy, and theology are studied all four years.The college replaces textbooks with original sources, the seminal works in all the major disciplines.

Bachelor Programs

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Biology

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Economics

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    English

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    English Literature

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

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    History

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Languages

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Latin

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

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    Mathematics

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Music

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Physics

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Political Science

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Psychology

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Sociology

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 10000 Santa Paula Ojai Rd, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

    Theology

    USD 24,500 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 244
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 58
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 166

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum SAT 1160
  • Minimum ACT 23

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    Established in 1971

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          • Testimony
            2010-2014, Bachelor's Degree, Liberal Arts--Great Books

            This is an excellent school.The curriculum is daunting and the senior thesis is, at first, terrifying. This school is definitely not for those who want to sail through their education. But if you put your heart and soul into it, a diploma from the College is achievable, and no doubt worth it. The education is invaluable because it gives you the foundation upon which to build your entire life: intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. The community and rich spiritual life provide opportunities to grow as a whole person, alongside those who are seeking the same Truth as you. If you are willing to put out the effort and if the school is right for you, you will not be disappointed.Elisabeth CervantesStaff Writer at Ballotpedia2010 – 2014, Bachelor's Degree

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            1999-2003, Bachelor in Liberal Arts

            Thomas Aquinas College was a phenomenal four year period of my life. From the professors, to the classes, to my fellow students, to the camaraderie, to the prayer life, I couldn't have asked for more. Classes were run using the dialectical method, which enabled each student to more actively participate in class. Professors were always willing to stay after class to discuss the topics more in depth, or provide a sounding board for us students. The bond formed with classmates, with whom you'd discuss all kinds of topics, was strong. It was furthered by the extra curricular activities, whether it be hiking in the mountains, swimming at the punch bowls, playing in sports tournaments or hanging out at the beach. Finally, I can't say enough about our 3 chaplains. Morning, noon or night, they were there when we students needed them. They were some of the best men I've known. Although not everyone will go to Thomas Aquinas College, I definitely would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a different sort of education and experience. My recommendation would be to attend the summer program. After those two weeks, one will have an excellent idea if they would like to make TAC their home for the next four years.Stephen RonnowBusiness Development Consultant at Process Donation1999 – 2003, Bachelor in Liberal Arts

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            2014-2018, Bachelor's degree, Liberal Arts

            The best choice in my lifeAttending Thomas Aquinas College was the best choice in my life. The course are challenging yet engaging, the tutors demanding yet encouraging, and the students intellectually driven, yet amazingly friendlyNicholas GartonzaveskyStudent work Study at Thomas Aquinas College2014 – 2018, Bachelor's degree