St. Thomas Aquinas College

Curriculum Focus: 100+ academic programs

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St. Thomas Aquinas College is a vibrant, student-centered institution with 100+ academic programs, scholarship opportunities, study abroad, NCAA DII Athletics and student clubs. Our beautiful metropolitan campus gives you a safe, welcoming environment. Yet it’s just 15 miles north of New York City, giving you quick access to cultural and career opportunities in one of the world’s most exciting cities. College searches can be overwhelming, but at STAC, we’re here to help you every step of the way. When you’re ready to apply, your admissions counselor will provide you with the guidance you need to simplify the process. Our 100+ programs in the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and School of Education will prepare you for success for life after graduation.Our tuition costs are among the lowest in the region for private schools. We partner with our students, offering more than 85% of our students scholarships and grants as part of their aid package.

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is one of the comprehensive academic support services offered by St. Thomas Aquinas College.

This academic support program has an outstanding success and graduation rate for students from low-income families who do not meet the College's traditional admissions standards at time of first entry into the College.

95% of the HEOP students at St. Thomas Aquinas College self identify as African American and/or Latino(a), 100% are first-generation college students, 100% are from poverty-level families as defined by the NYS Office of Budget and Control and, most importantly, 90% have grade point indices over 2.0.

The Higher Education Opportunity Program at St. Thomas Aquinas College is supported by the College and a competitive grant from the New York State Education Department.

St. Thomas Aquinas College

125 Route 340

Sparkill, NY, 10976


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Phone: 845-398-4028
Fax: 845-398-4224
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"The primary objective of The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to help provide a broad range of services to the student, who because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend college, yet has the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. HEOP is sponsored jointly by the State Education Department and the College."

"HEOP is funded jointly by the University and the New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and programming activities are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department."