St. Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, NY

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1952, it adopted coeducation in 1968. Its 43-acre campus is located in Sparkill, 15 miles from New York City.

School Profiles: Undergrad International Education

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, NY

Pursuing your education abroad is a big decision! At St. Thomas Aquinas College, we welcome international students from all over the globe. Your personal admission counselor is available to guide you through the application process and outline scholarship opportunities as well as visa requirements in the United States. We partner with our international students to ensure they receive a quality education at an affordable price while gaining the exposure they are looking for by studying at an American institution. 


LOCATION

Located in Sparkill, New York, our 60-acre suburban campus is 15 miles north of New York City. With our proximity to NYC, you’ll have access to internships, attend sporting events, visit historic landmarks and attractions, see Broadway shows, and more! You’ll experience the diverse and exciting culture that makes New York City famous.


AT A GLANCE

Type of School: Private Catholic-affiliated institution founded in 1952

Size of Campus: 60 acres

Number of Students: The College has a total enrollmentof 2,800 students in all programs on and off campus at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Number of Faculty: The College is home to 63 full-time faculty who teach and advise students and another 75+ adjunct faculty who teach select classes.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: We’re proud to offer more than 100 majors, minors, specializations, and dual-degree programs. Visit us at stac.edu for an up-to-date listing of all offerings, including our graduate programs and strategic alliances for graduate study to advance your education in the United States.

Geographic Diversity: Our campus is home to students from New York and 15 other states as well as nine international countries.

International Student Services: Our dedicated international admission counselor walks students through the entire enrollment process and continues to assist with the visa process each year. Once here, international students have access to all the resources the College offers, academic and career development, counseling services, residence life support, and more.

International Student Budget: (2019–2020)
Tuition and Fees: $32,250
Annual Fees: $800
Room and Board: $13,650
Total: $46,700

Financial Aid: St. Thomas Aquinas College helps international students achieve their personal best by offering a variety of programs and scholarships to make achieving your bachelor’s degree in the United States affordable. All international applicants are reviewed for institutional scholarships when they apply. 

For more information and the most current costs, visit us online at stac.edu/financialaid.

Test Score Requirements: The College requires at least one of the following tests to be considered for admission: TOEFL, SAT, or ACT. The TOEFL is required for all students whose primary language is not English (minimum score of 80 internet based). The SAT or ACT is required for students to be considered for academic scholarships.

Application Deadlines and Fees: The College has rolling admission and accepts applications throughout the year for the fall (September) and spring (January) semesters. International students should apply via the Common Application. The fee is $25.

Get relevant
Academic programs at St. Thomas Aquinas College speak to the needs of today’s society. We’ll prepare you to excel in a competitive job market and throughout your life. With more than 100 programs to choose from in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Education—including unique programs like Art Therapy, Art Education, and Therapeutic Recreation and options in growing fields such as Forensic Science, Sport Management and an MPA in Criminal Justice—we’ll help you find the one that fits your needs and interests.

On campus, life is good
We encourage international students to jump into our vibrant community that offers a choice of activities, events, and opportunities to get involved. Living on campus, you’ll feel right at home in our townhouse-style residence complexes and build lifelong friendships.

Get involved
Enrich your college experience and develop leadership skills by participating in more than 40 student clubs, a wide range of service learning opportunities, 20 NCAA Division II athletics, and a variety of intramural and club sports. Whether your interestslie in sports, performing arts, campus ministry, publishing, radio, or student government, there is a place for you.

Athletics
Our Division II teams include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s bowling, men’s and women’s cross-country, women’s field hockey, men’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s triathlon. We also offer sprint football and eSports. Student-athletes build determination and sportsmanship while developing critical life skills such as leadership and personal discipline. For more information, visit stac.edu/athletics.

Ready to launch
From internships and virtual career fairs to etiquette seminars, résumé-building workshops, and mock interviews, we provide you with real-world perspective of life in the field. We giveyou the tools to build your confidence and help you develop into a polished job candidate. Whatever career you choose, we will prepare you to enter tomorrow’s workforce.

Experience it
Our students are presenting scholarly research at international conferences, Forensic Science majors are interning with law enforcement agencies to investigate crimes, Biology students are conducting research in state-of-the-art labs, and future educators are working with faculty to enrich science education through digital literacy and 3D gaming. Life-changing experiences like these will enrich your college years and allow you to explore career possibilities, making you a more attractive job candidate.

Your next step
Call or email today to start your educational adventure! Our admission team will walk you through the process from application through enrollment. We’ll work with you to ensure a smooth transition into the United States and start you on the right path to success in college.

You can explore what we have to offer by visiting stac.edu/admissions.

Wherever you call home, we know you’ll find a place in our community. Discover yourself here!

Luke Taplin ’20
Hometown: Aukland, New Zealand
Major: Finance with an Economics minor

Luke was recruited to play tennis at STAC. He studies Finance with plans to blend his interests in business and tennis into a future career. As a student, he’s been getting some solid experience in that arena and learning different aspects of the business through summer internships at Cliff Drysdale Tennis Management in Southampton, New York. “Each summer, I focus on a different area—management, marketing, and sports management,” he says, adding that he also built up his own small business teaching tennis. “I would give private and group club and home lessons with a clientele I developed over the three summers.” 

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
• Art Therapy
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Communication Arts
- Broadcasting & Digital Content Production
- Social & Interactive Media
• Computer Science
 - Data Analytics
 - Graphics
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• English
• Exercise Science
• Forensic Science
• History
• Liberal Arts & Sciences
• Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Applied Mathematics
• Medical Technology
• Natural Sciences
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Physics
• Philosophy/Religious Studies
- Christian Traditions
- Ethics
- Philosophy
- Religious Studies
- Social Justice
• Pre-dental
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
• Pre-pharmacy
• Psychology
• Romance Languages
• Social Sciences
• Spanish
• Therapeutic Recreation
• Visual Art
• Visual Communications
- Graphic Design
- Media Art

DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chiropractic Medicine
• Engineering
• Physical Therapy
• Podiatric Medicine

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
• Accounting
• Accounting/MBA (150 credits)
• Finance
• Hospitality Management
• Management
• Marketing
• Sport Management

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
• Adolescence Education (7-12)
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English
- Mathematics
- Social Studies
- Spanish
• Art Education (K-12)
• Childhood Education (1-6)
• Childhood & Special Education (1-6)
• Early Childhood & Childhood Education (Birth-6)
• Educational Studies
• Middle-Level Extension (5-9)

FIVE-YEAR DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS
• Childhood & Special Education, Grades 1-6, BS–MSEd
• Mathematics & Special Education, Grades 7-12, BS–MSEd
• Social Studies & Special Education, Grades 7-12, BS–MSEd
• Spanish & Special Education, Grades 7-12, BA–MSEd

MINORS
• Art Therapy
• Biology
• Biotechnology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Communication Arts
• Computer & Information Science
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Economics
• Education
• English
• Fine Arts
• Forensic Psychology
• Graphic Design
• History
• Human Resource Management
• International Business
• Journalism
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Performing Arts
• Physics
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
• Social Media
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sport Management
• Therapeutic Recreation
• Writing