Endorsements & Reviews


Francis Cardinal Arinze

“Thomas More College is a young and dynamic Catholic liberal arts college. This dear institution is dedicated to forming students intellectually and spiritually within the Catholic intellectual tradition and with unapologetic fidelity to the Magisterium, or the Teaching Authority of the Church.”
—Francis Cardinal Arinze, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

“Thomas More College is “strong in historical and humane-letters studies. All members of the staff are good and reliable; and the costs are surprisingly modest for this age.”
—Russell Kirk, author of The Conservative Mind 

“Both the liberal arts curriculum and the extracurricular activities at Thomas More College are outstanding for their fidelity to the Magisterium. The teaching at Thomas More College exemplifies the right relationship between faith and reason, which is always at the service of the truth. The faculty of the College are faithful in their teaching and example, and, therefore, are able to educate students in the way which prepares them to follow Christ, the Truth, in both their private and public life. At a time when some Catholic institutions of higher education are drifting from the Catholic faith, it is most heartening to know that Thomas More College continues to promote and defend vigorously the Catholic faith and its practice. To put it simply, Thomas More College is a gift for which all of us should be most grateful.”
Cardinal Raymond Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis and Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura

“I am vastly impressed with the curriculum at Thomas More College. It stands unabashedly in the ancient tradition of Western education. The students who enter into this program of tutelage will, if they work well, emerge as genuinely civilized and literate men and women.”
–Thomas Howard, Ph.D., Catholic author

Father Richard John Neuhaus

“At Thomas More College, it is understood that tradition is the mother of creativity. Students are surrounded, supported, and inspired by what the New Testament letter to the Hebrews calls “the great cloud of witnesses” who invite us to join in their relentless determination to live in the truth.”
Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, the late Editor of “First Things”

“The curriculum of St. Thomas More College offers tradition-oriented education at its finest. Its rigorous and vigorous approach to the liberal arts is rooted in the magisterial presence of the classics and in the Magisterium of the Church.”
—Joseph Pearce, Writer in Residence, Ave Maria University

Edward Cardinal Egan
Edward Cardinal Egan

“Thomas More College is an academic institution of the first order. Its strong campus life and focused study of the Western tradition provide its students with the rare opportunity to live in a real community of fellow seekers of truth.”
Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York

“Thomas More College is a brilliant white light among Catholic colleges and universities. Its devotion to the Church is beyond question. Thomas More College’s curriculum is superb … a real tribute to its learned patron, Saint Thomas More. Its prayerful campus atmosphere is a joy to behold.”
Fr. C. John McCloskey III, Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute

“Excellence in every respect is what Thomas More College offers young people. I do not exaggerate when I say that Thomas More College is exactly the kind of Catholic college you would want your children and your children’s children to attend.”
Patrick J. Buchanan, Syndicated Columnist

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Journalist Robert Novak

“Thomas More College is authentically Catholic, guided by the educational philosophy of Cardinal John Henry Newman. It shares the educational vision of Pope John Paul II. The faculty, staff, and students at Thomas More and the administration are devoutly faithful to the Church and the Holy Father. Thomas More College is exactly what a Catholic college should be.”
Robert D. Novak, conservative columnist

“Thomas More College provides a unique, integrated approach to Catholic theology that is desperately needed today. Immersed in the fine arts, humanities and philosophy, and challenged to read Sacred Scripture carefully through the eyes of the Church Fathers, students in this program are well-prepared to study the mysteries of the Catholic faith and examine the contact between Western Catholic culture and other traditions throughout the centuries. This comprehensive formation at Thomas More College enables students not only to know the mind of the Church, but also participate effectively in the Church’s mission to evangelize culture.”
—Edward Sri, Provost & Professor of Scripture and Theology, Augustine Institute

“As Editor of Inside the Vatican, I spend much time meeting with prominent Church and lay leaders, so I have a very good perspective on Catholic education. And I say this to you without hesitation: Thomas More College is a Catholic treasure! It’s a joy to find a school that is so deeply rooted in the Faith and does such an outstanding job educating young people.”
Robert Moynihan, Editor-in-Chief of Inside the Vatican

“A liberal arts undergraduate education, such as the one offered by Thomas More College, is an excellent preparation for graduate studies in business and a business career.”
Andrew Abela, Chairman, Department of Business & Economics, The Catholic University of America

“The thoughtful educational reformer E.D. Hirsch, Jr., has for two decades been drawing our attention to the importance of context, specific content, continuity, and cumulation in the scope and sequence of American K-12 education. The Thomas More College curriculum is an ideal paradigm of the coherent integration of these elements at the college level, a strong, contrasting, positive model to counteract the disorienting cafeteria curriculum and the dangerously time-conditioned, short-sighted attractions of premature vocational specialization so common elsewhere. Acknowledging and promoting the interdependence of knowledge and virtue, it is simultaneously Socratic and Christian.”
—M.D. Aeschliman, Professor of Education, Boston University, and Professor of English, University of Italian Switzerland

Newman GuideThomas More College’s “curriculum places clear emphasis on the Catholic intellectual tradition” and it “promotes its Catholic identity with guidance from Ex Corde Ecclesiae. For students seeking to broaden their minds, this is an attractive institution. It can provide the transforming experience it was designed to be”
The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College

“In all the hundreds of letters National Review received from around the country about scores of different schools, none brought with them an eloquence or a passion the equal of the ones from the friends of Thomas More.”
The National Review College Guide: America’s 50 Top Liberal Arts Schools

“This school provides a rigorous curriculum in the humanities. Students read the great texts of Western civilization in their entirety. All students belong to one of the most intense academic communities in the country.”
—Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different

All American Colleges“Thomas More College is steeped in the Church’s heritage of uplifting and humanizing culture; the result is orthodoxy that flows from a joyful spirit If you’re looking for an intense, authentically Catholic liberal arts education in a close-knit community, there is probably no better choice than TMC.”
All American Colleges: Top Schools for Conservatives, Old-Fashioned Liberals, and People of Faith

“The classics will never go out of style, and nobody understands that better than the students at Thomas More. The aim of a Thomas More education is not merely to produce well-read or skillful graduates, but also to encourage the development of students who will be capable of spiritual growth during the course of their lives.”
—123 Great Colleges in New England

Choosing the Right College“The focus at TMC is traditionally far from contemporary politics, but nearly all Thomas More College students are openly supportive of pro-family and pro-life positions. Faculty do not import extraneous political content into the classroom, and students generally feel quite comfortable voicing their opinions – although TMC may not be a comfortable place for someone who was a vocal supporter of legal abortion or homosexual marriage.”
—Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth about America’s Top Schools

Thomas More College is also:

  • Rated by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni as being in the top 2% of all colleges and universities nationwide in academic quality.
  • Ranked by First Things Magazine as one of the top 7 “Most Catholic Catholic Schools.”
  • Featured by Time Magazine in a cover story titled, “Who Needs Harvard?,” as a unique alternative to large, ivy-league schools for those seeking a rigorous education in the Western tradition.
  • A recommended choice of the Young America’s Foundation.
  • Recognized by Crisis Magazine as one of the top-ten Catholic colleges in the country.
  • Hailed by Inside the Vatican as “a Catholic treasure.”