Resources › For Students and Parents Thomas College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Downtwon Waterville, Maine. Doug Kerr / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 12, 2017 Thomas College Description: Thomas College is a small, private college located in Waterville, Maine. The Kennebec River is a couple steps away, and Colby College is a few miles north. The college has come a long way since 1894 when it first opened its doors as the Keist Business College in an upper floor of a Woolworth's store. The undergraduate curriculum provides a balance of liberal arts courses with career-specific training. Professional fields such as business, criminal justice and education are all popular. Academics at Thomas are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. The college prides itself on the personal attention students receive, and Thomas does a good job helping students who may not have been the strongest in their high schools. 94% of Thomas graduates get a job in their field of study within three months of graduation. On the athletic front, the Thomas Terriers compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference. The college fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports. Admissions Data (2016): Thomas College Acceptance Rate: -%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanCompare SAT scores for Maine CollegesACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What these ACT numbers meanCompare ACT scores for Maine Colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,375 (1,227 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female69% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $25,150Books: $800 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,800Other Expenses: $2,000Total Cost: $38,750 Thomas College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 99%Loans: 95%Average Amount of AidGrants: $15,846Loans: $10,067 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Psychology, Sport Management Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%6-Year Graduation Rate: 45% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Lacrosse, BasketballWomen's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Softball, Tennis Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Thomas College, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Maine: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPlymouth State University: Profile Southern New Hampshire University: Profile Salem State University: Profile Lasell College: Profile Newbury College: Profile University of Southern Maine: Profile University of Maine - Augusta: Profile University of New England: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Thomas College Mission and Vision Statement: see the complete mission and vision statement at https://www.thomas.edu/explore-about-thomas/mission-tradition/mission-statement/ "Thomas College prepares students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities. Thomas provides a supportive learning environment that values the needs and goals of individual students. At Thomas, students discover and fulfill their unique potential. Each program at the College promotes professional excellence, informed by ethics and integrity."