College Placement

St. Thomas More Academy has a strong college placement record. Students have been admitted to over 200 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Graduating classes have achieved 100% four-year placement since 2004.

In the junior year all students benefit from SAT prep and help with college discernment in the College Workshop. The Workshop is STMA's core college advising activity. Dr. Noland is the primary contact.

Dr. Kirkpatrick offers further individualized support to seniors upon request throughout the senior year

According to the 2020 Alumni Survey of students attending public colleges/universities:

Class of 2019

  • 48% Public colleges/universities
  • 40% Humanities Majors
  • 42.5% STEM Majors
  • 61% GPA above 3.7 after 1st semester; 84% GPA above 3.5 after 1st semester
  • 59% GPA above 3.7 after 1st year; 87% GPA above 3.5 after 1st year
  • 70% earned an "A" or "A"+ on 1st college paper; 83% earned a "A"- or better
  • 78% earned an "A" or "A"+ in 1st college math course; 83% earned an "A"- or better
  • 66% go to Mass at least weekly, if not more often
  • 85% are very happy, or mostly happy, with their choice of college

RECENT COLLEGE PLACEMENTS

  • Amherst College

  • Aquinas College (MI)
  • Bates College

  • Baylor University

  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Boston College

  • Bucknell University
  • Calvin College

  • Catholic University of America

  • Colby College
  • Colgate University

  • College of the Holy Cross

  • College of William and Mary

  • Cornell University

  • Creighton University

  • Davidson College

  • Elon University
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University

  • Franciscan University
  • Franklin and Marshall College

  • Furman University

  • George Mason University
  • Georgetown University
  • Gettysburg College

  • Gonzaga University
  • Hampden-Sydney College

  • Hillsdale College

  • Kenyon College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lehigh University
  • Loyola University (MD)
  • Macalester College
  • Muhlenberg College

  • New York University

  • North Carolina State University
  • Occidental College

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Rutgers University

  • Siena College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Thomas Aquinas College (CA)
  • Tulane University

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Miami

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • University of Notre Dame

  • University of Richmond

  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Virginia

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Wake Forest University

  • Washington and Lee University
  • Wesleyan University

PLACEMENT TEAM

  •  Dr. Wesley Kirkpatrick, Dean of Studies, Placement Director
  •  Dr. Jake Noland, Dean of Faculty, College Workshop Leader

  •  Mrs. Ann Cureton, Registrar, Parchment/Common App Support