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About Thomas More College

Thomas More College is a 4-year, private, Catholic college that was founded in 1921 as the all-women's Villa Madonna College. In 1945, the college went co-ed, and in 1968 it was renamed Thomas More College. The college is located in the town of Crestview Hills, about 15 minutes outside of Cincinnati, Kentucky. In its 2013 rankings, U.S. News & World Report named Thomas More College the 50th top regional university in the South.


Thomas More College offers 36 different areas of undergraduate study, culminating in 29 associate's degrees and 28 bachelor's degrees. With approval, students may design their own multidisciplinary course of study. Master's degree programs are available in teaching, education and business administration.

Students at Thomas More College may take courses at any of the 17 institutions in the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. In addition, students may choose from study abroad programs on six continents, or at one of three sister universities abroad, which are located in Germany, Puerto Rico and Ireland.

Students have opportunities for service learning and internships; the Co-operative Education program provides students both classroom and paid work experiences. The rigorous James Graham Brown Honors Program grants full-tuition scholarship to students who qualify.


The Thomas More College application may be filled out for free online, or with a $25 application fee by mail. Students must submit high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores and a guidance counselor evaluation. In order to be admitted, applicants must meet specific academic criteria. Admissions is on a rolling basis, and applicants will receive notification four weeks after their applications are received by the college.

In fall 2011, Thomas More College received 893 applicants and accepted 86% of them, 34% of whom chose to enroll. Seventy-seven percent of undergraduate students attend full-time. The gender ratio is 46% male to 54% female, and the student body is 78% white, with 53% of students coming from in state.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The tuition for incoming, full-time undergraduates in 2012 is $12,875 per semester. According to NCES, books and supplies cost about $1,200 per student. The estimated total cost for an on-campus student in 2011-2012 came to $37,445.

Thomas More College offers need-based grants and a variety of scholarships for achievement in areas such as leadership, talent, service and merit. Some scholarships require an application. In 2010-2011, 98% of incoming, full-time undergraduates received financial aid directly from the college, with an average financial award of $12,940. Incoming students also sought federal, state and local aid: 34% of students received Pell Grants, with an average award of $3,729; 52% received state or local aid, with an average award of $3,919; and 68% held federal student loans, with an average amount of $5,783.

School Type 4-year, private**
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees*
Religious Affiliation Catholic**
Academic Calendar Semester; with summer session*
School Setting Suburb**
Student Body 1,830 in 2011; 1,690 undergraduate, 140 graduate**
Student Housing On-campus housing is not required, but is available and encourage.*
Programs 29 associate's, 28 bachelor's and three master's programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 16 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011: business (55) for associate's; business administration (124) for bachelor's; business administration (60) for master's**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 6-year rate of 52% for students who began in 2005*
Admission Rate 86% in fall 2011**
Entering Class Size Approximately 261 in fall 2011**
First-Year Retention Rates 68.4% from 2010-2011*
Middle 50% ACT and SAT Scores of Admitted Students In 2011: 20-25 on ACT, 890-1160 on SAT (critical reading and math)**
Application Due Date Rolling admissions*
Decision Notification Date Four weeks after materials are received*
Tuition (2012-2013) $12,875 per semester*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) For incoming, full-time undergraduates in 2010-2011: federal grants (34%), state or local grants/scholarships (52%), institutional grants/scholarships (98%), federal student loans (68%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 100% of incoming, full-time undergraduates in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Thomas More College, **National Center for Education Statistics - College Navigator.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017
  • Phone: (859) 344-3332 or (800) 825-4557
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