St. Thomas Aquinas College

From the day you arrive, we'll celebrate your strengths, your talents, and your individuality. We'll encourage you to push past the limits and strive for great things. And we'll give you opportunities to learn and grow in mind, body, and soul: a choice of leading-edge academic programs, exciting field experiences, NCAA-Division-II Athletics, and an array of student clubs where you can explore your creativity, meet friends, and embrace St. Thomas Aquinas College's team spirit. Here you can be who you are in a place where everyone knows your name.

When you graduate, you'll possess the tools and skills you'll need to succeed in any career you choose. Our goal is to help you become the best version of you possible. The BEST. YOU. EVER.

Combining academic rigor with experiential training, we'll prepare you to excel in high-profile fields, from business to education, and specialized subfields, such as accounting, forensic science, graphic design, sports management, and social media.

We are continually evolving our programs of study and recruiting new scholars to our faculty so we can best prepare you to think outside the box, communicate with conviction, and give back to society in meaningful ways.

Art Therapy
Communication Arts
- Journalism
Computer Science
- Animation, Visualization & Gaming
- Information Usages & Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Forensic Science
Graphic Design
Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Actuarial Science
Medical Technology
Natural Sciences
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Physics
Philosophy/Religious Studies
- Christian Traditions
- Ethics
- Philosophy
- Religious Studies
- Social Justice
Romance Languages
Social Sciences
Therapeutic Recreation
Accounting/MBA (150 Credits)
Sports Management
Art Education (K-12 certification)
Childhood Education (1-6 certification)
Childhood & Special Education (1-6 certification)
Middle Level Extension (5-9 certification)
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English
- Mathematics
- Social Studies
- Spanish
Adolescence Education (7-12 certification)
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English
- Mathematics
- Social Studies
- Spanish

Dual Degree in Education – 5 Year Programs
B.S. Childhood Education, M.S.Ed. Special Education
B.S. Mathematics (7-12), M.S.Ed. Special Education
B.A. Spanish (7-12), M.S.Ed. Special Education
B.S. Social Sciences (7-12), M.S. Ed. Special Education
Biomedical Engineering
Chiropractic Medicine
Physical Therapy
Podiatric Medicine
Art Therapy
Communication Arts
Computer & Information Science
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Human Resource Management
International Business
Management Information Systems
Performing Arts
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Social Media
Therapeutic Recreation


Those pursuing careers in media can learn in an actual television studio at our communications center.

Students in scientific fields have access to the latest technical equipment, such as a DNA sequencer in Costello Hall. Future teachers gain hands-on knowledge of lesson planning with SMART® technology.

At St. Thomas Aquinas College, a personalized education builds upon your strengths and talents. We make that possible through intimate class sizes and educators who are deeply committed to getting to know your unique needs. Our faculty work side by side with students to help you grow intellectually and apply that knowledge to problem-solve in the real world. We will get to know you personally, provide helpful advice, and guide you in making the most of your years here.

“I feel that at STAC I am empowered to achieve my full potential, not just in the classroom, but also beyond my course of study. The resources and opportunities available to me at STAC, along with its unified spirit of community, have put me on a dynamic path to fulfilling my personal developmental goals, as well as, my educational aspirations.”

Our students are presenting scholarly research at international conferences; forensic science majors can intern with the local sheriff's department to investigate crimes; biology students are conducting hypothesis-driven research in state-of-the-art labs; and future educators are working with faculty to enrich science education through digital literacy and 3D gaming.

In addition to exploring career possibilities, life-shaping experiences like these will enrich your college years, make you a more attractive job candidate, and help you to become the Best. You. Ever.

St. Thomas Aquinas College students intern at a wide range of organizations and companies, both locally and in nearby New York City. For example:

Active International
ATF - Bureau of Alcohol,
  Tobacco, and Firearms
Barnes & Noble
Blythe-Dale Children's
Cablevision, Inc.
Eastern Planning
Eclaro International
Fox News TV
Goya Foods, Inc.
Helen Hayes Hospital
IRS - Criminal
  Investigations Division
Katz, Ippoliti & Co, CPA's
Kellogg Company
Key Bank
Lifetime Television
Madison Square Garden
McGraw Hill Companies
Mental Health
Morgan Stanley
MTV Networks
New York Rangers
NYS Department of Tax
  and Finance
NYS Office of Attorney
Prudential Securities
R.H. Donnelly
U.S. Secret Service
U.S. Department
  of Commerce
Verizon Wireless
Volvo Cars of
  North America
Walt Disney Group
Z-100 FM
"What excites me is the one-on-one interaction with my students, taking their strengths and making them even stronger, and then seeing them succeed after they graduate."

Our faculty will get to know you personally, and become your mentors to guide you to achieve your personal best.

We welcome residents and commuters alike, ensuring a superior education and all of the comforts of a home away from home. If you choose to live on campus, you'll feel right at home in our townhouse-style residence complexes, where you can meet friends for coffee in the dining halls, or enjoy some downtime outdoors at the annual Springfest and Oktoberfest.

On campus, life is good. You'll have plenty of opportunities to have fun and make friends just steps outside your door. Residents and commuters also take advantage of our close proximity to New York City by venturing out together on weekends. Expand your cultural horizons and enjoy a wide range of entertainment‚ professional sports games, Broadway plays, concerts, museums, galleries, fine dining, and sightseeing excursions. The city is yours to explore!


St. Thomas Aquinas College offers many clubs and organizations through which you can enrich your college experience, develop leadership skills, and make new friends. Here are a few of more than 40 students clubs on campus:

  • Art Therapy
  • Business Club
  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)
  • Chess Club
  • Commuter Connection
  • Computer Club
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • Culture Shock
  • Debate Club (Pending)
  • Forensic Science Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Hillel
  • History Club
  • House Band
  • Italian Club
  • N.E.R.D.
  • Psychology Club
  • Science Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Spartan Volunteers
  • Student Government Associate (SGA)
  • Urban Spotlight
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Laetare Players
  • STAC Singers
  • Whose Line is it Anyway Comedy Club
  • Urban Spotlight
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Phi Iota Alpha
  • Lambda Pi Chi
  • The Thoma — Student Newspaper
  • The Thomist — College Yearbook
  • The Voyager — Student Arts & Literary Magazine
  • WSTK — College Radio Station
  • Bowling
  • Equestrian Club
  • Hockey
  • Men's Soccer
  • Spartan Dancers
  • STAC Cheerleading
  • Women's Soccer
For a full list of student clubs, visit
Feed the Soul

Part of becoming a socially-conscious world citizen means learning about the power you have to inspire positive change and experience the rewards of giving back.

Spartan Volunteers host fundraisers for local nonprofits, collect books for underprivileged inner-city schools, and give food and clothing to New York City’s homeless during the popular monthly Midnight Run. Other students opt to take an alternative spring break to build homes in Nicaragua. These are just a few examples of how our students are reaching out to those in need.

Student athletes at St. Thomas Aquinas College build determination and sportsmanship, develop critical life skills such as leadership and personal discipline, and make lifelong friendships with likeminded peers.

In addition, the emphasis on academics, along with strong faculty support, ensures that you will strike the perfect balance learning both on the field and off, and still have time to socialize and explore your other interests.

Athletes practice in our state-of-the-art sports facilities, and baseball stars play, courtesy of our partnership with Provident Bank Park Stadium, on a professional minor league ball field.

Learn more about STAC athletics at

Men's and women's teams include: (*Women only --- **Men only)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey*
  • Golf**
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field

From internships and virtual career fairs, to etiquette seminars, resume building workshops, and mock interviews, through our Career Network around the nation and alumni visits to campus, we pair alumni with students in a collegial and relaxed setting for a real-world perspective on life in the field. Often these relationships lead to internship and employment opportunities, channels for sound professional advice, and everlasting friendships. Ideally, we hope our alumni will inspire our students professionally, academically, and philanthropically.

St. Thomas Aquinas College puts the tools at your fingertips to build your confidence and become a polished job candidate. Whatever career you choose, we will prepare you to enter tomorrow's workforce with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. Visit to learn more.

To see the value of a St. Thomas Aquinas College education, look no further than our alumni who are pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, law, and education, and achieving success in careers across a wide range of industries and include CEOs of international corporations, financial analysts at leading investment firms, social media experts, and award-winning journalists. They are teachers educating new generations, doctors who heal the sick, lawyers and politicians working to ensure justice, and performers who are entertaining audiences across the nation.

Where They Are Now

To see the value of a St. Thomas Aquinas College education,  look no further than our alumni who are pursuing advanced degrees in medicine,  law,  and education,  and achieving success in careers across a wide range of industries and include CEOs of international corporations,  financial analysts at leading investment firms,  social media experts,  and award-winning journalists. They are teachers educating new generations,  doctors who heal the sick,  lawyers and politicians working to ensure justice,  and performers who are entertaining audiences across the nation.

"In the newsroom, nothing substitutes experience, but you won't get the opportunity to gain experience without being prepared. STAC is where I gained the preparation to reach my goals."


“STAC has a reputation as being a great school for education. The faculty prepared me, and my peers were collaborative and helpful. The community was incredibly supportive. I believe I am a better educator today because of that.” – ANNE MARIE GWIZDAK '07, TEACHER, SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL

St. Thomas Aquinas college helps students achieve their personal best by offering a variety of undergraduate programs and a fast-track, three-year bachelor's degree program.

The College offers more than 100 academic programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), the Bachelor of Science (BS), or the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSEd). Graduate programs include the Master of Science in Education (MSEd), the Master of Science in Teaching (MST), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Combining academic rigor with experiential training, we'll prepare you to excel in high-profile fields, from business to education, and specialized subfields, such as accounting, forensic science, graphic design, sports management, and social media.

We are continually evolving our programs of study and recruiting new scholars to our faculty so we can best prepare you to think outside the box, communicate with conviction, and give back to society in meaningful ways.

ACADEMIC FACILITIES: Classrooms enhanced with SMART technology and state-of-the-art science and computer labs create a modern learning environment. Other on-campus facilities include a cutting-edge television studio, an art gallery, a graphic design studio, a radio station, and a library system with extensive online and printed resources.

RESIDENCE FACILITIES: McNelis Commons and Aquinas Village offer townhouse-style accommodations for 700, dining and laundry facilities, and an after-hours lounge.

RECREATION FACILITIES: Aquinas Hall Gym and Fitness Center and tennis courts on campus; the Spartan Athletic Complex, a ¼ mile from campus, home to soccer, softball and lacrosse teams; ice hockey, golf, and cross-country facilities near campus. Provident Bank Park, a minor league stadium, is home to the Spartan baseball team.

ATHLETICS: The College participates in NCAA-DII athletics sponsoring 18 men’s and women’s teams.

St. Thomas Aquinas College partners with students and families to help make a private college education affordable. Complete the Net Price Calculator profile at to see just how affordable a STAC education is. We accept students regardless of their finances and work to create a financial aid package that makes sense.

Scholarships and grants are provided to first time freshmen and transfer students. Academic and Merit Scholarship awards range from $5,000 to a full-tuition scholarship for students accepted into the Honors Program.

For more information about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, visit us at or call 845-398-4100 today!

The Honors Program provides a high-tuition scholarship and a highly challenging academic program for students of superior academic ability. The Aquinas Leaders Work Scholarship Program provides a 60% tuition scholarship and mentored work experience for students with strong academic abilities. The Higher Education Opportunity Program is offered to select New York State residents with academic potential. The Pathways Program assists select students with specific learning disabilities for an additional annual fee.

Our three-year bachelor’s program can help reduce college costs by $30,000 to $40,000. For more specifics on this program, visit us at

We use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students should use the College
FAFSA Code 002832.

For New York State Tuition Assistance Programs, students should use the
0830 NYS TAP code.

For submitting SATs from the College Board, use code
2807 and for ACT’s use code 2897.

  • THE COLLEGE: A premier liberal arts and sciences college founded in 1952
  • LOCATION: Located on 60 acres in Rockland County, New York, 15 miles north of New York City.
  • ENROLLMENT: 2,800 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • ADMISSIONS AVERAGES: GPA-3.0; SAT (CR+M)-1050; ACT-22; Decision Time-4 weeks
  • 2013-14 TUITION & FEES: $27,630
  • ROOM & BOARD: $11,680

The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and is recognized as a College of Distinction and Military Friendly School

To schedule a visit or to apply to STAC, visit our Admissions page

Experience St. Thomas Aquinas College firsthand. Come and see our campus, talk to other students, meet our faculty, and see for yourself why students consider our college a true home away from home.