Fast Facts

Thomas at a Glance

Established in 1894

Located in Waterville, Maine, 90 minutes north of Portland, 60 minutes east 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 Association of Schools and Colleges.



Degrees conferred: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts

15 : 1 student-to-faculty ratio

The average size class has 18 students.

Thomas offers a variety of areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students, all focused on quality job placement and lifelong success.

63% full time faculty

Students participate in internships and study abroad in all majors.


Our Students

Approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students

78% from Maine; 17% from New England; 5% from other states and countries

67% of students are the first generation to attend college

20% multiethnic students; 21 states and 8 countries represented


Tuition and Financial Aid for 2016-2017

Tuition and Fees $25,150
Room and Board $10,800
Total Cost $35,950

Financial aid is made up of a combination of merit-based scholarships, need-based aid, loans, and scholarships from outside groups, including private foundations and veteran’s programs.

In 2013, Thomas College awarded $7 million in institutional aid to students.

99% of students that apply for financial assistance receive an award.

The average financial aid award package for new students is $22,700

55.3% of Thomas students are eligible for Federal Pell Grants.

Thomas guarantees tuition will not increase for students who maintain a 3.8 grade point average each academic year.


Guaranteed Job Placement

94% 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.



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 take up to three weeks once all required materials are submitted.

Early Action admission is available for students who apply by December 15. This “non binding” admission decision allows students to be notified of our admission decision early, but does not require a commitment to attend Thomas until May 1.

Students who visit campus will receive a fee waiver for our application fee.

Average GPA of admitted students:  3.04

SAT I average score:
SAT Critical Reading 440
SAT Math 460
SAT Writing 410


Graduation Rates

Retention: 67% of entering students continue with Thomas College in their second year.

Graduation: 43% of entering students earn their degrees at Thomas College.


Campus Life

66% of 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 40 campus activities and clubs and a wide variety of options for recreation 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 men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and tennis. We also have club teams for golf, ice hockey, and track & field.