Thomas College

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Thomas College can be found in Waterville, ME, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The smaller size of enrollment, which is approximately around 1000 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1180 (25th percentile) to 1480 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 16 (25th percentile) to 21 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Thomas College. We were able to estimate the Thomas College average GPA (2.80 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Thomas College accepts approximately 70% of students applying. Of those that are admitted, nearly 35% of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Thomas College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Thomas College was reported as 72.4% in Fall 2013 with over 1,070 applications submitted to Thomas College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1180 - 1480
  • ACT Scores: 16 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Thomas College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Thomas College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Thomas College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.7%
  • 2010-2011: 72.5%
  • 2011-2012: 92.5%
  • 2012-2013: 67.3%
  • 2013-2014: 72.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.1%

How Does Thomas College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Thomas College is thirty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Colby College26.0%
Unity College88.8%
University of Maine at Farmington83.7%
Bates College24.2%
Maine Maritime Academy65.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Thomas College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading390 - 490
Math400 - 510
Writing390 - 480
Total Score1180 - 1480
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score16 - 21
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