Thomas Aquinas College

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Thomas Aquinas College is a small conservative, Catholic college located in Santa Paula, California. The college takes a classical approach to education: not relying on textbooks, but rather the "works of the best, most influential authors, poets, scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, and theologians of Western civilization." [1]

The college has only one major, Philosophy, and generally does not accept advanced placement or transfer credits. Some students even complete years of study elsewhere and start over at Thomas Aquinas College.

The student body at Thomas Aquinas College is exceptionally talented, having higher average SAT scores than most similar colleges.

Its president since 1991 has been Thomas Dillon, who joined the faculty as a professor in 1972, a year after its founding. He tragically died in a car crash in Ireland the morning of April 14, 2009, while attending a conference there.

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