Aquinas College - Michigan

528 reviews
  1. Grand Rapids, MI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Aquinas College - Michigan is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Address
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,358/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,379/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,376/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,272/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,127/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,131/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,570Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friendly
    58%
  • Personable
    31%
  • Athletic
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Small and friendly
    70%
  • Family atmosphere
    13%
  • Small
    10%
  • Frustrating
    3%
  • Welcoming community
    3%

After Aquinas College - Michigan

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

Reviews

528 reviews
  • Excellent
    64
  • Very Good
    218
  • Average
    209
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    13
If you are a biology major, RUN!!! Don't walk. The professors make the courses purposely hard. I studied so much more at AQ then I did attending Michigan State. I got much better grades at State. Biology professors only look out for the students that have parents that are doctors, educators, and engineers. The favorites get special treatment, the laboratory technician jobs. The don't care about you as a person.

I understand that it is a higher learning environment, but if you need a job do not go here. Whereas if you are apart of some kind of sport they bend over backwards for you. Also if your parents are blue collar workers consider yourself as a space filler.

Don't get me started on adviser! Basically mine is the biggest D*** ever! I had to schedule my advising appointments around his availability and he didn't put his advising appointment sign up sheet until the week of advising!

I have never lived on campus and to be honest the dorms look disgusting. Campus is near a shoddy part of the city and you never see any campus safety. There is not near enough light to make you feel safe if you have a night class and need to walk back to you car. The food from the dinning hall smells horrible. Every year the cost for attendance has risen, so if you have to pay for school yourself good luck!

Also the classroom equipment was most likely new in the 1970's (GRCC has much better lab equipment then us). In the science building there is no air conditioning, some of the laboratory electrical outlets do not work, and even the burners.


So long story short- if you want a updated class rooms and updated equipment don't attend here. If you want bias professors do attend.

AQ has really nice grounds around the campus, but is it really worth almost $40,000?
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 3 months ago
I would choose this school again in a heartbeat! Everyone knows each other, and everyone is very nice and friendly to each other. It is like one big family, Teachers and Staff included.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
Just like with any other college, the reason students live on campus is for the experience. Dorms here are pretty typical of a small private college. There isn't a ton of room, the buildings are all about 60 years old, and its crazy expensive, but that's all part of why students do it. I couldn't imagine not having been on campus for my freshman year- I have friends who pulled it off but there is still a lot that they miss out on. Living on campus is beyond convenient; I think the longest walk I have to any class is 5 minutes tops. Not only is everything incredibly close here, but it makes it too easy to meet up with friends at any give time. I've gotten to the point where I feel guilty if I'm ever not doing something, because there's always someone I could go grab coffee, watch movies, workout, or even just sit and study with. When it comes to the halls, St. Joseph's is usually everyone's favorite. The social aspect is on a different level there, and everyone is very close. Regina isn't bad either, but it is a bit quieter and it takes students a little while longer to meet each other too. Hruby is typically for sohpomores, but the freshmen who live there usually like having their own room but hate how secluded it is from everyone else.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago