Top 10 Reasons to Attend
|Beauty & Art
Why does something strike us as beautiful? Explore the principles of symmetry, proportion, order, and the spiritual significance of beauty through Thomas More College’s Way of Beauty Program taught by baroque artist and icon painter, David Clayton. Walk amidst some of the greatest artwork in Italy while studying in Rome. Tour Rome’s baroque churches, palaces, galleries and historic sites, viewing masterpieces by Bernini, Borromini, Michelangelo, and Raphael, among others.
|Intimate Community Life
Friendships at Thomas More are lifelong. The small environment of our campus makes for a close-knit community of students and faculty. Classes, casual conversations, and contemplative afternoons reading together set the tone of a Thomas More lifestyle. Of course the students have fun too! Open-mic nights, football in the park, field trips to various concerts and operas, and school dances are a few of the extracurricular events.
|Great Books Program
The education that Thomas More College provides can be compared to the kind of intellectual life that flourished among scholars of the Middle Ages. Our Great Books Program includes studies in philosophy, politics, literature, theology, art, music, classical languages, and writing.
|Catholic Spiritual Life
The heart of Thomas More Life is the spiritual life that strengthens, guides, and inspires the academic and student life within the college. Daily mass, confession, rosary, the Liturgy of the Hours, and weekly adoration are all available to the TMC community. Students also have the opportunity to attend: various retreats at the Benedictine Monastery in Still River, MA, the March for Life in both Washington, D.C. and Boston, and pray in front of the abortion clinic in Manchester, NH.
Live in the Eternal City for three months! While studying in Rome, students visit ancient ruins, shop in open air markets, harvest olives, ride the city bus with the every-day Roman, sip cappuccino at a café and take weekend trips to Sienna, Florence, Assisi, Subiaco, and other towns in Italy. You will gaze at the Sistine Chapel, attend mass at St. Peter’s, and quietly walk in wonder amidst dozens of magnificent churches and chapels throughout Rome.
Walk in the footsteps of John Henry Newman, Gerard Manley Hopkins, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien during the College’s Oxford summer program, conducted by Catholic theologian Stratford Caldecott. In addition to reading the works of these renowned authors, students have the privilege to visit G. K. Chesterton’s private library, the Globe Theatre, the city of Oxford, and the English countryside.
|Low Tuition and Scholarships
Gain what observers have called one of the most solid educations available in America for the price some other schools charge just for room and board. Thanks to the generosity of donors and the sacrifices of its faculty and staff, Thomas More College is one of the most affordable private colleges in New England.
Prepare yourself for a vocation in journalism, publishing, or service to the Church by joining other Thomas More College students in the exclusive internships the College arranges with international news agencies, Vatican offices, Catholic publishers, and pro-life organizations.
The White Mountains and the seacoast are both within a few hours of the Thomas More campus. With four distinct seasons here in New England, TMC students make the best of the great and ever-changing outdoors by hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, walking, running, skiing, and snowboarding. Boston, Concord, Lexington, and other historic cities are only one hour from the college, and offer places to eat, drink, and shop, in addition to exploring the history and culture of Revolutionary Massachusetts.
Expand your knowledge of different trades! Woodworking, farming and gardening, music, and icon-painting are all taught here to give students the opportunity to produce something that can be immediately used in the community. The intellectual life finds its fulfillment in human action, and so Thomas More students are taught to not only strive to excel in academics, but also to develop an appreciation for the simple beauty that comes from an artistic eye, a hardworking hand, and a good ear.