Thomas More College
"No matter a student's interests, dreams, or ambition, Thomas More College has a program...
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Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Experience More

More one-on-one attention. More opportunities. More self-confidence. At Thomas More College, you get the best liberal arts education possible. With an intimate campus and small class sizes everything is more inviting, encouraging students to explore new directions and create bonds that last a lifetime. As a Catholic community, Thomas More College promotes respect for the unique talents, self-awareness, self-fulfillment and freedom of each person, as it welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.

Student Profile

1,900 undergraduate and graduate students (53% male, 47% female); 13 states, 12 foreign countries; 24% minority.

Faculty Profile

68% hold a terminal degree in their field. 16:1 student/faculty ratio. Average class size is 20.

Residence Life

Mildly residential: 35% of students live on campus.

School Location

Crestview Hills, KY—just 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati.


NCAA Division III, Presidential Athletic Conference. 14 16  varsity sports (7 (8  men’s: basketball, baseball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis; 7 tennis, track and field; 8  women’s: basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball), 4 intramurals volleyball, track and field), multiple intramural sports  (softball, volleyball, 3-on-3 basketball, flag football). football, soccer). 

Other Information

Thomas More College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college affiliated with the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky and was founded in 1921.

Academic Programs

Accounting; Art; Art History; Athletic Training; Biology; Business Administration; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Information Systems; Criminal Justice; Drama; Economics; Education; English; Environmental Science; Forensic Science; Gerontology; History; International Studies; Mathematics; Medical Laboratory Science; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Sports & Entertainment Marketing; Spanish; Theatre; Theology

Pre-Professional Programs In Pre-Dental, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Medical, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Pharmacy.

More Distinctions

  • Listed in Money's "Guide to Best College Buys."

  • Named a "Selective Liberal Arts College" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

  • The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) affiliation for athletes.

  • Thomas More College's safety statistics are tops in the nation. From parking safety to crime prevention, TMC prides itself on maintaining one of the safest campuses in the country.

Engaged Students

Small class sizes and low faculty-to-student ratios create extraordinary opportunities to develop leadership skills, get involved in extracurricular activities, and participate in internships, co-op jobs and other field experiences that contribute to student growth.

Academic Excellence

  • As a member of the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, Thomas More is able to offer its students study-abroad opportunities at locations on six continents around the globe. In addition, the college has five sister universities offering programs unique to Thomas More students: Gifu City Women’s College in Gifu City, Japan; the Catholic University of Eichstatt, Germany; Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland; Sacred Heart University in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National Pedagogical University in Ukraine. The college also has a special program with St. Andrew’s College in Bearsden, Scotland.
  • The career center and academic departments work closely to provide internship opportunities for Thomas More students. Psychology students, for example, have the opportunity to do internships at local hospitals, businesses, and various research facilities. Nursing students are placed at several nearby hospitals, accountancy students receive real world experience by participating in the VITA tax program and sports entertainment students perform internships with the Florence freedom professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals. The possibilities are endless.  
  • The service-learning program coordinates community-service opportunities for Thomas More students. As conceived by the college, service learning consists of three components: the planning of a meaningful experience focused on an identified community need, the implementation of the experience itself within the context of a nonprofit organization, and a structured reflection in which students make connections between course objectives and the service learning experience. In addition to many projects in the local community, students have participated in Habitat for Humanity reconstruction projects in Louisiana, Florida, in the Appalachian mountains and various projects in Jamaica.

Great Teaching

No matter the dream or the direction, Thomas More College has a program of study that will help students reach their goals. Students can follow one of Thomas More’s many degree programs or design one of their own. Explore the possibilities!…

Dedicated Faculty

  • The Thomas More core curriculum ensures that students receive a solid liberal arts education as well as a strong concentration in a major field. The core curriculum challenges students to examine the ultimate meaning of life, their place in the world, and their responsibility to others. Core requirements include the first-year seminar and courses in English, mathematics, social science, communications, world civilizations, foreign languages, natural science, theology, philosophy, and fine arts.
  • All freshmen at Thomas More enroll in the college’s first-year seminar in the fall semester. Faculty across academic fields offer a variety of seminar topics. Incorporating issues and problems relevant to college freshmen into the seminars, professors introduce students to college-level learning and experiences. Research skills, study methods, time management, and college adjustment are part of every first-year seminar. Among the many first-year seminar courses offered have been Cincinnati culture, led by an art professor; an introduction to the principles of nonviolence, led by the campus minister; a course on claiming God during war, led by a history professor; abnormal psychology at the movies, led by a professor of psychology; and ethics and sports, led by a professor of philosophy.
  • The average class size at Thomas More is fourteen students, and the overall faculty to student ratio is one to sixteen. Among Thomas More professors, 60 percent have PhD degrees, and many work as consultants for various industries.
  • As a member of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Thomas More students may enroll in classes at a dozen other local institutions, including the Art Academy of Cincinnati, the Athenaeum of Ohio, the University of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, and Xavier University.
  • Many Thomas More students contract to perform an experiential learning project under faculty supervision, with the objective of enriching their education through experiences beyond the college’s course offerings, acquainting themselves with the means for extending the learning process into their everyday lives, developing the habit of relating their educational activities to their career perspectives, and acquiring flexibility in their approach to learning. Students may earn up to sixteen credit hours in experiential learning projects.
  • Students also take advantage of the cooperative education program, in which students combine classroom instruction with related job experience. The paid, off-campus employment is integrated into the academic program, allowing co-op students to complete their degrees in the normal four years.
  • Thomas More is particularly well-known for its program in biology, with its field research center on the Ohio River. At this research station, students conduct research for the Environmental Protection Agency and hold workshops for elementary and secondary school students and teachers. The environmental studies program makes use of the field station in its collaborative research with the Museum Center of Cincinnati.
  • Physics and astronomy are strong programs at Thomas More; the college’s observatory features four high-power telescopes and hosts monthly open houses for the public. Forensic science is a relatively new, but quite popular, program. Other well-regarded programs include nursing, business, education, and communications.

Vibrant Communities

The Thomas More College campus is friendly and comfortable creating a peaceful community committed to nurturing the whole person. Just 10 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, the campus is situated on 100 acres of beautiful rolling hills, with the scenic Ohio River nearby…

Getting Involved

  • Student activities are as diverse as the student body itself. Commuters and on-campus residents count on a safe and fun learning environment on the Thomas More campus. The theatre department puts on three or four performances each year, and the choral ensemble is popular on campus and in the neighboring community. Thomas More competes in NCAA Division III sports offering sixteen competitive sports.
  • More than 35 percent of Thomas More students live on campus in four residence halls. Each resident is considered a “citizen” of his or her living community, achieving personal growth through a variety of activities and social interaction.
  • Cincinnati, just ten minutes away across the Ohio River, offers such urban amenities as the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Reds, ballet, opera, a museum, the Cincinnati Zoo, a new aquarium, and a new shopping center called Newport on the Levee. The TANK bus line provides Thomas More students with easy access to the city.

Successful Outcomes

Measure the value of a Thomas More education by the extraordinary achievements of their graduates. Leading employers seek out Thomas More graduates, many of whom receive job offers prior to graduation. And those preparing for advanced degrees are consistently accepted to the schools of their choice…

Moving Forward

  • 78% of those graduating from Thomas More College do so in four years.
  • On average, 90 percent of Thomas More graduates seeking work are hired within six months of graduation.
  • 95 percent of Thomas More applicants to law school are accepted.
  • Over 75% of the biology students who apply are accepted to graduate and professional schools.
  • Thomas More College ranks #1 out of all Kentucky institutions of higher education for producing baccalaureate recipients that went on to receive doctorates in physics and 6th in producing biology doctorates.

Admissions and Financial Aid

2013-2014: $26,500 full-time tuition. 100% of students receive merit-based or need-based financial aid.

Students must submit the Application for Admission and Scholarships, along with official high school transcripts and either ACT or SAT scores. A $25 application fee is also required. The application fees are waived for online applicants.

Admission Application Deadlines
Thomas More College uses a ‘rolling’ admissions policy meaning the school reviews applications throughout the year for admission.

TUITION  (2013-2014)
Part-per credit hour (1-11 hrs.) $590Full-time (12-18 credit hours) $13,250 Additional per credit hour in excess of 18 hours $545

Freshman double occupancy residence hall room $1,750 per semester
19 meals per week $2,020 per semester
Miscellaneous Fees (Technology & Student Gov.) $360
Orientation Fee for first time students $125
Nursing courses add $30 per credit hour
A variety of generous scholarships, grants and awards are available through Thomas More College. Academic, endowed, federal Pell and supplemental grants, and other sources of aid are awarded based on merit or demonstrated financial need, or a combination of both. For more information about Thomas More College’s scholarship offerings, visit


  • Guarantee of full tuition.
  • Thomas More students and incoming freshmen of exceptional ability are eligible to apply for admission to the James Graham Brown Honors Program.  Students accepted into the program receive a guarantee of full tuition scholarships underwritten in part by the James Graham Brown Foundation.
  • Honors students are initially appointed as St. Thomas More Scholars and participate in a special program of Honors Seminars, Community Experiences, and the opportunity for advanced research in their majors under the direction of Honors professors.  This special program not only enhances the educational experience of academically superior students, but also provides Honors students with exceptional college credentials for future professional or graduate school opportunities.
  • Students considered for the program should have a minimum college cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or above with a minimum 15 semester hours completed at Thomas More College. To be given consideration as high school senior entering Thomas More College you must have minimum qualification of an ACT test score of 30 or an SAT test score of 1340 and provide three letters of recommendation.
  • Students who wish to be considered for these competitive scholarships must submit their application by February 1.  Those students selected as finalists will be notified and attend an on-campus interview.


  • Maximum Scholarship is $16,000 (valued at up to $64,000 over four years)
  • Scholarships are based on outstanding academic performance, test scores and grade point average.  Students who wish to be considered for these scholarships should submit an Application for Admission and be accepted to the College.


  • $11,000 – $13,000 (valued at $44,000 to $52,000 over four years).
  • The Dean’s Award is based on academic achievement, test scores and grade point average.  Students who wish to be considered for this award should submit an Application for Admission and be accepted to the College.

Students who achieve these honors are eligible for additional financial assistance at Thomas More College. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 859-344-3319 for additional information or visit