The American Council of Trustees and Alumni recently awarded Thomas Aquinas College its highest ranking among 1,070 colleges and universities nationwide.
The ACTA evaluation focuses on the substance of schools’ mandatory courses and texts, or core curriculum. The association has identified seven essential areas of study for undergraduates — composition, literature, American history, foreign language, mathematics, science, and economics. The more of these areas of study required by a college or university, and the more substantive the curricula in these areas, the higher the school’s overall ACTA rating. Less than 2 percent of colleges nationwide received an “A,” and only 0.3 percent, including Thomas Aquinas College, achieved a perfect score.
Here’s a chart comparing Thomas Aquinas College with the nation’s historic Ivy League universities:
|Thomas Aquinas College||A||$22,850||69%|
|University of Pennsylvania||C||$42,098||96%|