The 50 Best Christian Colleges in the U.S.

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Roberts Wesleyan College

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Beginning as Chili Seminary in 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College (RWC) is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Free Methodist Church that is located in North Chili, NY. RWC offers over 50 majors and programs for undergraduate students, 13 graduate programs and 8 different online degree programs. Each program is undergirded by the commitment to educate the whole person so every graduate is prepared to play a part in societal transformation. Students at RWC also are able to enjoy a wide variety of on and off campus activities to balance out their academic responsibilities. Local and international opportunities also embody this holistic approach to not only shaping each student but also the communities they interact with.

Additional School Information
www.roberts.edu
Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
Applicants accepted: 73%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 100%
Return after freshman year: 80%
Graduate within six years: 61%

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Bethel College

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Bethel College (BC) is a Christian liberal arts college that is affiliated with the Missionary Church that was founded in 1947. More than 50 areas of study are offered through Bethel’s five colleges. Students have a wide range of study topics that range from sign language interpretation to applied politics. BC has received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report and the Templeton Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges. Study abroad programs, short-term mission trips and local community involvement rounds out the overall experience offered at this well respected institution.

Additional School Information
www.bethelcollege.edu
Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
Applicants accepted: 72%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 100%
Return after freshman year: 75%
Graduate within six years: 65%

Houghton IAB – The 50 Best Christian Colleges in the U.S.

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Master's College & Seminary

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The Master’s College & Seminary (MCS) was originally formed in 1927 in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The college was handed over to John F. MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, due to waning support from regular Baptist churches. MCS is currently affiliated with the non-denominational evangelical Christian church. The college continues to receive national recognition as one of the top comprehensive baccalaureate colleges in the Western U.S. Undergraduates undergo a rigorous liberal arts core and then have over 13 majors and 58 areas of study to choose from. Graduate programs are also offered in the fields of Biblical counseling, Biblical studies and obtaining teacher credentials. Whether you are seeking undergraduate, graduate or degree completion training, MCS continues to grow in its reputation as a national leader.

Additional School Information
www.masters.edu
Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
Applicants accepted: 61%
Receive scholarship or grant aid: 95%
Return after freshman year: 77%
Graduate within six years: 54%

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William Jessup University

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William Jessup University (WJU) is a small liberal arts institution with two campuses, one in Rocklin, CA and the other campus in San Jose, CA. WJU’s academics offer a variety of traditional undergraduate programs along with accelerated adult programs, online programs and graduate programs. The liberal arts based undergraduate program offers a good mix of degree choices and a low student-to-faculty ratio. WJU focuses on the spiritual development of its full-time students by requiring regular chapel attendance which is facilitated by two chapel services every week. The combination of an excellent financial aid package and very high freshman retention rate make this an excellent choice for any incoming freshman.

Additional School Information
www.jessup.edu
Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
Applicants accepted: 69%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 100%
Return after freshman year: 82%
Graduate within six years: 56%

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Spring Arbor University

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Founded in 1873, Spring Arbor University (SAU) is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church and offers over 95 academic majors and programs to choose from in addition to their graduate and professional studies programs. SAU is the largest liberal arts, Evangelical, Christian University located in the state of Michigan and has been helping students bring faith and education together for over 140 years. Students can choose from 15 regional sites, with over a dozen learning sites in Michigan and others in Ohio. The first class academic training is coupled with a strong emphasis on developing strong Christian character and putting that into practice through on campus and local community involvement. SAU’s philosophy is summed up in the following quote, “No matter how good your grades are and no matter how intellectual you become, if your intellect and passions are not rooted in Christ, nothing you do will truly prosper.”

Additional School Information
www.arbor.edu
Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
Applicants accepted: 65%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 100%
Return after freshman year: 78%
Graduate within six years: 57%

 

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