St. Thomas Aquinas College is a vibrant, student-centered institution located in the New York City Metropolitan area. Founded in 1952 by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill as a teaching college, we have grown to a 72-acre campus, providing a safe, welcoming place to study over 100 majors, minors, and specializations in the School of Arts & Social Sciences, the School of Business, School of Education and the School of STEM. Yet it’s just 45 minutes from the heart of Manhattan, giving you quick access to learning, cultural, internship, and career opportunities in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Our students come from around the globe and are active inside and outside of the classroom. At STAC, we are dedicated to creating a learning environment that extends beyond the classroom with various clubs and activities, 20 NCAA Division II athletic teams, study abroad opportunities, and a community where students can make lifelong friendships and "stand out" while "fitting in."
We are committed to the holistic development of our students. Our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Bloomberg Professional Laboratory, the Innovation Center equipped with 3D printers, the Kraus Fitness Center, HD Television Studio, Digital Imaging Labs — to name a few — provide our students with top-notch technology and hands-on experience to develop their mind, body, and spirit.
St. Thomas Aquinas College focuses on fostering student success. Through the support of our dedicated faculty and administration, and our career development services, our graduates join the ranks of our successful alumni, pursuing masters and doctoral degrees, as well as embarking on challenging and rewarding careers. You'll find St. Thomas Aquinas College alumni at Fortune 500 companies, in the region's top medical facilities, teaching tomorrow's leaders in classrooms, or working in federal agencies, professional sports organizations, and many other professions.
The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Top-Tier Regional University, by Colleges of Distinction, both the NY and Catholic Editions, as a Military Friendly Institution, and by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. These distinctions have been earned by our esteemed faculty, our highly motivated students, and our successful alumni. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; its The School of Education is a candidate for accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), and its School of Business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Whether you come from near or far, we invite you to find yourself at St. Thomas Aquinas College.