Thomas College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Downtown Waterville, Maine
Downtwon Waterville, Maine. Doug Kerr / Flickr

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):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,375 (1,227 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 69% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,150
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,800
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $38,750

Thomas College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 95%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,846
    • Loans: $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, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Softball, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Thomas College Mission and Vision Statement:

see the complete mission and vision statement at

"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."

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