Facts and Stats

Thomas at a Glance

  • Established in 1894.
  • Located in Waterville, Maine, 90 minutes north of Portland, 60 minutes south of Bangor, and 3.5 hours north of Boston.
  • Our residential campus is made up of 120 acres.
  • President Laurie Lachance is the College’s fifth president, first female president, and a graduate of Thomas’s MBA program.
  • Thomas College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

  • Degrees conferred: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts
  • Thomas offers more than 60 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students, all focused on quality job placement and lifelong success.
  • Students participate in internships and study abroad in all majors.
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  • Approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students
  • 78% from Maine; 17% from New England; 5% from other states and countries
  • 55% of students are the first generation to attend college
  • 20% multiethnic students; 21 states and 8 countries represented

  • Retention: 69% of entering students continue with Thomas College in their second year.
  • Graduation: 48% of entering students earn their degrees at Thomas College.

Eligible students can receive financial assistance through any combination of Thomas College scholarships, need-based financial aid, outside scholarships (including private foundations and veteran’s programs), student loans, and work study.

Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Programs
  • Tuition And Fees: $29,996
  • Room And Board: $11,998
  • Total Cost: $41,994
Financial Aid for the 2021-2022 Academic Year
  • Students who applied for financial assistance and received an award: 98%
  • Average financial aid award package for first-year students: $27,866
  • Students eligible for Federal Pell Grants: 38%
  • Minimum GPA to activate Thomas College’s locked-in tuition guarantee: 3.8
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  • 83% of Thomas graduates have a job within 90 days of graduation.
  • Thomas guarantees job placement for students who maintain a 3.0-grade point average, participate in an internship, and work with career services.
Learn more about our Guaranteed Job Program™

  • Thomas College admits students on a rolling basis and encourages applicants to submit their materials in the fall or winter. The priority deadline for admission is March 15.
  • Admission decisions typically take one week once all required materials are submitted.
  • Average GPA of admitted students: 3.3
  • SAT I Average Scores:
  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 595
  • Math: 560
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  • 82% of first-year students live on campus. Thomas College students have on-campus housing options including community living, hotel-style housing, suite-style housing, or townhouses.
  • There are over 30 student organizations, and students can participate in a range of programming, recreational activities, and intramural sports.

  • The Thomas College Terriers are an NCAA Division III school in the North Atlantic Conference with schools all over New England.
  • Thomas offers varsity athletic programs for men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and track and field, and we have women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and track & field. We also have a club team for ice hockey and a varsity esports program.
Official Athletics Website