The 50 Best Christian Colleges in the U.S.


Dallas Baptist University

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An institution’s end goal says a lot about what a student can expect and the end goal of Dallas Baptist University (DBU) is to produce Christ-centered servant leaders. With this goal in mind, DBU has labored for over 100 years first in Decatur and more recently in Dallas, TX. They have experienced fantastic growth, considering that in 1965 DBU welcomed its first class of over 500 students and today boasts of figures over 5,000 enrolled students. Degree options abound at DBU and cover the gamut from Associate degree programs to Doctoral programs and just about everything in between. Each degree level has numerous options for majors and minors and each offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to day, night or online course completion. To round things out, student activities abound, whether you are thinking of spiritual, physical or social development.

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Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
Applicants accepted: 42%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 94%
Return after freshman year: 71%
Graduate within six years: 55%


Geneva College

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The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America’s single undergraduate institution is Geneva College (GC), located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. GC was founded in 1848 and has a liberal arts academic program that awards associate and undergraduate degrees in 36 major areas of study. There are also 7 graduate study programs and multiple locations for adult degree completion programs, with two of those being fully online. Academic training is carried out from a distinctly Reformed Christian worldview and presupposes that God is the source of all truth. Campus life at GC offers opportunities in radio, sports, theater, concert choir and a host of ministry opportunities.

Additional School Information
Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
Applicants accepted: 68%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 99%
Return after freshman year: 79%
Graduate within six years: 67%

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Samford University

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Founded as Howard College, Samford University (SU) is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention and is located in Homewood, AL, a suburb of Birmingham, AL. SU has achieved a no.3 ranking among Southern Regional Universities in the U.S. News & World Report. The university is divided into 8 different schools with each school having its own dean. The schools are: 1) Howard College of Arts and Science, 2) Brock School of Business, 3) Beeson Divinity School, 4) Beeson School of Education & Professional Studies, 5) Cumberland School of Law, 6) Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, 7) School of Arts, 8) McWhorter School of Pharmacy. More than 90% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field of study. SU not only excels in the academic realm but also gives its students a first class campus and community life that strives to nurture and develop each student’s intellect, creativity, faith and personhood.

Additional School Information
Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
Applicants accepted: 77%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 98%
Return after freshman year: 87%
Graduate within six years: 69%


Anderson University - Indiana

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Established in 1917, Anderson University (AU) offers an experience to students that is built upon the following core values; integrity, excellence, servant leadership, responsibility and generosity. Every undertaking, whether academic, campus activity or ministry, is supported by these core values. AU offers 7 undergraduate degrees in over 60 different majors and 11 graduate degrees. The leadership at AU takes pride in being comfortable with discomfort, that is discomfort produced by paradoxes that arise when one’s Christian faith and practice intersect challenges either in theory or in hands on training locally or internationally. In addition to a vibrant campus life, AU’s proximity to the major urban center of Indianapolis gives students plenty to keep busy with when they don’t have their heads buried in the books.

Additional School Information
Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
Applicants accepted: 55%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 100%
Return after freshman year: 75%
Graduate within six years: 57%


Cedarville University

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Originally affiliated with the conservative General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, Cedarville University (CU) is today an independent Baptist school. CU offers academic programs for undergraduate, graduate and online degree programs in over 100 areas of study. The Christian faith is integrated into every aspect of life at CU, exhibited by a commitment to the inerrancy and authority of Scripture, creationist approach to scientific research and study, required Bible minor and required chapel services to name only a few. The academic programs are equally rigorous and have earned CU a variety of national recognitions. An intentional design of curriculum, student life and ministry helps CU produce graduates that are highly sought after for their professional expertise and strong character.

Additional School Information
Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
Applicants accepted: 74%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 95%
Return after freshman year: 85%
Graduate within six years: 73%


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