The 50 Best Christian Colleges in the U.S.


Covenant College

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Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America, Covenant College (CC) was established in 1955 and is located in Lookout Mountain, GA. Offering a liberal arts education from a Reformed perspective, CC strives to demonstrate the preeminence of Christ through every aspect of its academic programs and campus activities. The covenant community of faculty and students strives to help students mature primarily in three areas: 1) Identity in Christ, 2) Biblical frame of reference, and 3) Service that is Christ-like. The academic philosophy of CC aims to prepare students to be faithful stewards of the academic gifts God has given them. There are over 20 undergraduate degree programs and 2 graduate degree programs offered at CC.

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Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
Applicants accepted: 57%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 98%
Return after freshman year: 87%
Graduate within six years: 58%


Wheaton College

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Located in Wheaton, IL, Wheaton College (WC) sits 25 miles West of Chicago, IL. WC is ranked 20th among all national liberal arts colleges when it comes to the number of graduates that earn their PhDs. This excellence in academics has earned the college national recognition among liberal arts colleges and attracts students from all over the U.S. and the world. The academics at Wheaton are known and respected for their rigor and offer undergraduates 40 degree options and graduates have 14. The faculty of WC are the backbone of the college’s academic excellence and over 96% of full-time faculty hold earned doctorates or other terminal degrees. A strong emphasis is not only placed on academics but also on the residency of students, with approximately 88% of students living on campus.

Additional School Information
Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
Applicants accepted: 69%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 73%
Return after freshman year: 95%
Graduate within six years: 87%

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Lipscomb University

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Founded in 1891 and affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Lipscomb University (LU) is a liberal arts university location Nashville, TN. Students at LU have a lot of choices when its comes to degree program whether they are a full time undergraduate or graduate, a part-time student looking for an adult degree completion program, online degree programs or something in between. Undergraduates have 8 degree programs in 78 majors or 145 areas of study. Graduates can choose from 25 different master’s degrees, 4 education specialist degrees and 3 doctoral degrees in 58 areas of study. The five pillars that support these academic programs and all campus activities are: 1) Faith, 2) Community, 3) Knowledge, 4) Innovation, and 5) Service. Like so many institutions in this list, LU strives to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence. This integration happens not only in LU’s classrooms but in local churches and communities near and far.

Additional School Information
Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
Applicants accepted: 53%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 100%
Return after freshman year: 76%
Graduate within six years: 54%


LeTourneau University

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Founded in 1946 as school to serve GIs returning from war, LeTourneau University (LU) carries on to educate, train and produce community members in the likes of its founder R.G. LeTourneau. The original mission of serving GIs put LU on a trajectory to provide some of the nation’s best professional and technical training with lots of hands-on learning opportunities. The engineering and aeronautical science degree programs are nationally recognized as being some of the best in the nation. There are more than 90 graduate and undergraduate academic programs offered at LU. Campus life offers over 50 student organizations, Greek life and a host of sports to help students round out their preparation at LU.

Additional School Information
Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
Applicants accepted: 41%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 99%
Return after freshman year: 78%
Graduate within six years: 53%


Calvin College

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Calvin College (CC) is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church in North America and is located on a 400 acre campus in Grand Rapids, MI. Majors or minors are offered in over 115 areas of study or pre-professional fields. The top areas of study at CC are education, business, engineering, biology, speech pathology, nursing, psychology, kinesiology, Spanish, social work and biochemistry. The reformed theological position provides a foundation for students that are trained and encouraged to play a significant role in culture and in forming it. This reformation perspective and approach can be felt in every aspect of a student’s day-to-day life while attending CC. Chapel services are rich and alive, ministry opportunities are abundant and engaging and the classroom provides the fuel for the fire that makes CC graduates some of the best equipped graduates in the nation.

Additional School Information
Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
Applicants accepted: 70%
Receive scholarship/grant aid: 99%
Return after freshman year: 86%
Graduate within six years: 73%


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