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Reviews 273 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Come Prepared – the staff does their job, but they expect you to have done yours too.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Food - There Is Some – cafeteria actually has pretty good stuff. other places are good for grabbing a quick bite.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Aquinas Is Great – This a great college. Students are able to have fun while still maintaining there studies. The college and city offer lots of programs for everyone to get involved in.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Great Living Options – All of the living options are close by and it is easy to walk from one place to another. The apartments for upper level students offer a great option as well.

4 College Senior

Academics: A for Aquinas – Aquinas College offers an incredible campus located in one of Michigan's finest cities; Grand Rapids. The class sizes are small and the professors are readily available to help. I have never had a problem getting in contact with a professor to set up a meeting outside of class to further discuss the material. Aquinas offers an array of on campus living options, and has many clubs and oganizations which students can join. It easy easy to make new friends and get involved in the community to set up networking and have a lot of fun.

3 College Student

Transportation: Feet Get You Where You Need to Go – Since Aquinas is a small campus there is no need for a campus shuttle. Students who want to go downtown are free to walk or take the city bus. Taxis are also available to call and if you are on campus at night and live within a mile (I believe) Campus Safety will pick you up and drop you off. Most students have cars and those who don't can find someone to get a ride from. Though I suggest walking or riding a bike.

3 College Student

Campus Dining: Pickings Are Slim – Wege Cafeteria is like a high school lunch room. The meal of the day varies but there are certain things that are always available like sandwiches or salads.
The Moose Cafe is a great place to go and get a cup of coffee or to even hang out with friends. They do have some items on a menu that you can get to eat but picking are slim.
The Corner Cafe is the place to be if you want grilled food. Sure most of the stuff on the menu is fried but they do have pre-made salads and you can order a sandwich if you don't want something fried.
I suggest that when you can switch your meal plan to the option that gives you the most flex cash and the least meal swipes.

3 College Student

Academics: Taxing Workload but Worth It – I'm a psychology major at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. I am satisfied with my education so far though there have been days when I wonder what I have gotten myself into. The entry level classes are easy and you learn a lot it's when you get to the 300 level classes that the workload can become taxing. The one class that will kick your butt is History and Systems which is one of the last classes a Psych major has to take at AQ. The instructors are interesting people and you learn to love them even if you are struggling in one of their classes. Even though some of the instructors have their faults (like being late to class) they look after their students.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many different ethnicities at Aquinas and they do a great job of educating people about different races and cultures through events and such. We have a Diversity committee within our Senate as well as a diversity club.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not had the opportunity to live off campus yet because I am only a sophomore, so I live on campus. However, Aquinas I know is very good about helping you find off-campus housing as well as making sure it's in a nice neighborhood and decent houses.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Great Curriculum, Awesome, Helpful Faculty – When stepping onto the Aquinas College campus, you feel like you're at home. The faculty and staff are amazing, and will help you with anything. Everything on campus is accessible by walking, and everyone is really close, like one great big family.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Love It Here! The teachers are nice, the campus is small and beautiful. The people are friendly and the education is great!

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls – There is a nice mix of people. Preppy, artistic, city people, and everything in between. People are pretty accepting too.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on Aquinas' Campus – I've lived in the dorms 2 years. They're older, and they have definite flaws, but nothing completely unmanageable. If anything is broken, maintenance responds in a timely manner. The convenience of the dorms is nice, since campus is small, you can eat lunch in your room and go to class in a timely manner.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: 50 Dollar Fines – Aquinas College can be pretty strict about the weird stuff. Like if you enter in the wrong door it is a 50 dollar fine. If you fall asleep on one of the couchs in any of the lobbys it is 50 dollar fine. They hand out fines a lot. Aquinas College wants your money and will charge you for punishment. Parking tickets are also a problem.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Division 3 – The varsity sports at Aquinas College are average. The teams are all close but the skill level is average. The teams play small school team and not a lot of student attend any of the games. It is almost like a high school team. If you want to continue to do a sport it is good but not if you want to do a college sport.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Practicing in a Real Workplace – We are able to be in a real workplace and test our skills which is very helpful.It is a small community where we can actually talk with our teachers and get extra help when needed.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Computer Access – Computer Access @ AQ is excellent but can get a bit crowded when exam time draws nearer.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You're initially awarded scholarships based on how well you did academically in high school. They then offer an opportunity to compete for more scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Beautiful Campus – Campus in the Fall is beautiful! There are tons of trees and the colors are amazing. We receive an average amount of snow for Michigan which makes for cold walks in the winter. However, campus is small and the walks aren't very long.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Is Very Safe – Campus safety regurarly does routine checks around campus. If it's late and you feel uncomfortable walking around campus, you can call and they will gladly come escort you. Rules are scrict and are expected to be followed.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Depends on What You're Into – If you want to drink or do drugs, it's not hard to get either on or off campus. There are house parties where both are popular. On the flip side, if you aren't interested, it is totally avoidable without any consequences such as looking like a stiff.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Could Have Been Better – There don't really get back to you about the process and you have to make multiple calls about it

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Party Time – Located three miles out of Grand Rapids and there are a ton of clubs within the city life. There is always something to do, no matter what

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's Around. There are places around, a few blocks away, some fast food, some not. You have options if you want to eat out.

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