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Reviews 516 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like that it is a somewhat small school; I think I would have been overwhelmed somewhere that was large. Everybody seems pretty friendly, and there is a sense of community. The theatre department is amazing, and I am very excited to continue working with those wonderful people. I'm very excited for my future at my school.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on campus even though we are so close to the city. If you ever feel unsafe you can just call Campus Safety and they will drive you where you need to go. I walk around campus at night and feel safe.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am only a freshman so I have only taken General Education classes so far but they have been good. I really enjoy my professors and the people on campus. I was able to get a job at the school easily and feel very welcomed and happy here. The different clubs and volunteer opportunities are great as well.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As far as I know and have heard Aquinas works very well with helping one get internships and jobs after graduation. Alumni are very involved and proud to be a Saint as well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in an LLC house and it was a great option. I was placed in one because I have Celiac Disease and needed to cook my own food. The houses are very nice and are preferred over dorms.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have Greek life at Aquinas although there are Living Learning Community houses that are similar and focus on helping the community or putting on events for the campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Although Aquinas does not have a football team, the other sports are very popular such as soccer, hockey, and lacrosse. There is a lot of school spirit for these sports and many people from campus go to the games. The indoor track is new and very nice.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love all the school has to offer including a variety of clubs, classes, and volunteer opportunities. I also really enjoy the small school atmosphere and how friendly everyone is at Aquinas. The school gives out a lot of helpful scholarships and the school staff is always helpful and considerate.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety works hard to make sure that everyone is safe on campus. Personally, I feel quite safe living here at Aquinas. The campus is relatively secluded, so the outside world has limited access to our school grounds.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Aquinas offers a huge variety of courses. I have found that a liberal arts education makes these kinds of things available to me and we are constantly encouraged to take classes out of our comfort zone. Professors are always very kind and accommodating, and willing to help you when you need it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From the statistics I have seen, Aquinas is very good at helping out its students with their lives after graduation. There are many people who help when it comes to job/internship prospects.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are quite small, but not uninhabitable. Furniture definitely needs to be updated. It is very hard to get an on campus apartment.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Aquinas does not have a football team, but our other teams are great and the whole school supports them. We have a pretty nice athletic building that seems adequate and up to date with everything the students would need.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Aquinas is great, of course there are some things that could be changed, but that is to be expected at any school. Overall, I think I made the right decision in choosing Aquinas.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. I can walk the entire campus in about 8 minutes. After it gets dark, Campus Safety will pick you up if you feel unsafe walking home. Campus Safety is helpful and cooperative with students, they definitely have our back. We have emergency phones and buttons across campus to press if needed. All of the resident halls require I.D. card access and a key, they are quite secure. We have security cameras in all of our buildings. Aquinas is in East Grand Rapids which is a very safe, wealthy, and family based community. I'm not worried about crime, on campus and off.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are extremely small, which i love. I believe it really enhances efficiency and effectiveness in academics. All Aquinas professors are absolute experts in their fields, they love what they do and it shows. Our faculty is so kind, passionate, and dedicated to student success. We have a very wide variety of courses, majors, and minors.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have never had one doubt about finding a job after i graduated from this school. The career center is so enthusiastic about helping students achieve. Our alumni love current AQ students and other alumni so we have a big, strong network for possible employment opportunities. There are an insane amount of internship opportunities that we are notified of and highly encouraged to go after.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Our on-campus housing is welcoming, unique, and fun! We have the coolest RA's and Campus Life gives us SO many activity opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our students love it here so school spirit is second-nature. We may not be a D-1 school, but we appreciate our teams and cheer them on enthusiastically.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love everything about Aquinas. The faculty and the students take care of each other, we want everyone to succeed. Our campus is absolutely gorgeous and there is always something to do at AQ!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Since Aquinas is such a small college, it often feels like its one of the safest places on earth. The campus is covered in trees, and they just work to kind of block out the rest of the world. Sometimes if there is a robbery near AQ we'll have a lockdown, but due to the safety measures there isn't a large threat. The area surrounding Aquinas seems to be perfectly safe during the day, but at night there are places that students just don't go and there is an unspoken rule about travelling in packs off campus. I always feel very safe on campus, and I'll walk by myself regardless of what time it is at night, which may not be the smartest. I haven't heard of anyone having trouble, but that doesn't mean there isn't potential for something bad to happen.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: School is kind of just school. A lot of whether or not you like a course or a professor will probably rely on how interested you are in the topic. Class sizes, professors, and class variety are all great. Every once in a while I've come across a professor or class that is just hard to work with, but its never anything that I can't handle. Basically education is just going to class and trying hard. If students don't put in the effort professors and advisers will try their best to help them, but at the college level you have to make yourself do the work.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: 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.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: It seems that at Aquinas a large percentage of the student population participates in some sport, after all it is a private college and athletic scholarships make a huge difference for tuition. That being said, I don't participate in athletics and it hasn't made a huge difference. For the athletes themselves, a large portion of their social aspect is defined by their team; they eat, practice, workout, and play together. There isn't a huge amount of fan support for the teams, but those who do attend games are typically the same people every time. Sporting events are a great way to spend time with friends and give a little love back to the school and its students. Aquinas tends to feel like one tight-knit community, and athletics are definitely one aspect that pulls it closer together.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Aquinas College is in the best sense my new home away from home. I chose to go here last minute, and only because it was the easiest option available. My hometown is about 30 minutes away from campus, and I had desperately wanted to move far away for college, potentially even out of state. Even though my attendance at AQ sort of fell into place and was never a conscious decision, I am forever thankful that it worked out this way. In all honesty, I hated the first few months that I was here. I live on campus, and even though I have friends from high school attending college here too, I always felt alone and out of place. That seems to be a common theme for many people no matter what college they go to though; the initial transition is generally going to be pretty rough. With time I met better friends who I genuinely like and appreciate, and classes became more routine and less stressful. Aquinas is one of those schools where either you love it or you hate it, and I have an even greater appreciation for the life I've made here thanks to the fact that I've experienced both ends of the spectrum.

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