Aquinas College, a Catholic institution, located in Nashville, Tennessee, has been the site of student living since it was founded as The St. Cecilia Normal School by the Dominican Order in 1928. St. Cecilia operated as a school of nuns for more than 30 years, before opening to the public to become a junior college, and later a four-year institution. In addition to maintaining a focus on faith and religion, the college has become popular for its liberal arts courses and pre-professional programs. Today, about 750 undergraduates enroll at Aquinas College and reside in student housing on campus and in the city of Nashville. The school's campus is located about five miles west of downtown Nashville, just blocks from Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University. This area, loaded with students, offers many options for off campus housing that meets the needs of the undergraduate lifestyle. In addition, Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, offers a distinct brand of southern cuisine and entertainment that is reachable from any college apartment.
"The primary mission of Aquinas College is to provide an atmosphere of learning permeated with faith, directed to the intellectual, moral and professional formation of the human person," says the Aquinas College mission statement. Academics at the college are rooted in the liberal arts and the Dominican Tradition, with philosophy and theology a core part of each course of study. Students may earn certificates as well as associates and bachelor's of arts and science degrees in areas including the Liberal Arts, Theology, English, History, Philosophy, Management, Finance, Teacher Education and Nursing. Student living is often characterized by individual attention and small class sizes, benefitting from a 14-to-1, student to faculty ratio.
By renting an Aquinas College apartment, students may choose the neighborhood of their preference, either near the campus, or closer to Nashville's exciting downtown. Off campus housing near the campus places students in the same community as the McCabe Park and golf course and the Picnic Cafe.
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