Thomas College

232 reviews
  1. Waterville, ME
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Thomas College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Atlantic Conference
Address
180 W River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
790-1000
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,007/ 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
    $17,858/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,583/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,200/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,594/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,218/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
779Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Kind
    25%
  • Unfriendly
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Family
    45%
  • Personalized
    36%
  • Sports
    18%

After Thomas College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

232 reviews
  • Excellent
    28
  • Very Good
    84
  • Average
    96
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    9
I stayed here for a week the summer after my junior year in high school. I took a full college course in about 4 or 5 days. The dorms were amazing, if just a little hot because the windows are too small for an air conditioner, not that they had any anyways. The teacher was incredibly involved and amazing to be around, the other students were fun and inviting and welcoming, and the food was absolutely delicious. They had options for everyone, including gluten free and vegan options! The classwork was tough, but not impossible, and the atmosphere and campus itself are just magical.
  • Niche User
  • 1 month ago
This school is my perfect fit. It is small, personable, and accommodating. This is my second year at Thomas but technically my 3rd year as a college student for Thomas accepted all my credits from University of Maine at Fort Kent. Most classes here at Thomas are unique and want students to participate fully. The professors at Thomas College are personable and always available to help when they are needed. I think that this school would be a great fit for anyone wanting to challenge themselves but also don't mind receiving help when needed.
  • Junior
  • 1 month ago
I am personally a pretty quiet guy. When I met my roommate I couldn't believe how spot on they were with putting the two of us together. Having my roommate quickly become my best friend made my transition into college so easy. I love the small school atmosphere. You quickly get to know your way around and meet some really cool people. I love sports and they have a lot of extra curricular activities going on most of the time. Tried out for the basketball team and got cut unfortunately. I was very upset about that but thankfully for my roommate and other good friends they have convinced me to try out again this year. My classes are all great classes. I feel like I come out of the class at the end of the year with a lot of new knowledge. I hope to become an athletic director and I feel I am getting to know what that would be like. looking forward to doing an internship soon!
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 23 2015