50 Best Christian Colleges & Universities

Jun 24, 2019

Reference this resource of the top 50 Christian colleges and universities to help you find the right school for you. Get info on the quality of these schools' academics, extracurricular offerings, and faith-based services to help you make your college decisions.

Top 50 Christian Schools

Study.com examined and ranked undergraduate and graduate Christian schools in an effort to recognize the top 50 Christian schools in the country. A variety of factors were used to rank the schools, including U.S. Department of Education data, school features and unique faith-based opportunities for students. Study.com's rankings are unique in that they emphasize accessibility, affordability, and quality of education, which we considered the most important attributes in our ranking lists.

While most of the schools provide traditional degree programs in fields like business, education, and even nursing, they also offer religion-based degrees in addition to religious clubs and organizations to help foster students' spiritual growth.

1. Wheaton College

Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Wheaton College is a Christian liberal arts college that is ranked as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation. This school's liberal arts educational offerings are deeply rooted in a Christian worldview, which is reflected in undergraduate and graduate degree options like Biblical and Theological Studies, Evangelism and Leadership and Old Testament Archaeology along with programs focused on biology, Spanish, environmental science and pre-law. The college offers students various faith-based activity options, including the Billy Graham Center, chapel services, worship bands and opportunities for school year and summer community engagement and service.

2. Faith International University

Maintaining an atmosphere focused on Christ and a commitment to the authority of Scripture are primary goals of Faith International University. The university, located in Tacoma, Washington, offers four undergraduate programs, six graduate programs, two doctoral programs and a life coaching program that focus on religion, leadership, Christian counseling, theological studies, ministry and more. The school's degree offerings engage the Robert E. Coleman School of Discipleship and Applied Studies, an approach based on Dr. Coleman's book ''The Master Plan of Evangelism'', designed to teach students discipleship and evangelism principles.

3. Creighton University

Whether you hope to study for a career in nursing, dentistry or law or desire to prepare for a profession that focuses on theology, Catholic school leadership, Christian spirituality or ministry, Creighton University has dozens of academic programs to help you meet your goal. Ranked the #1 regional university in the Midwest for 16 consecutive years (2003-2019) by U.S. News & World Report, this Jesuit, Catholic University ensures its nearly 9,000 students are supported academically and spiritually and are prepared for success following graduation. Creighton provides a nurturing environment that encourages students to practice their spirituality on and off campus with a variety of faith-based student organizations like the Catholic Student Organization, Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship and Campus Ministry, which provides faith development, worship opportunities, retreats and prayer.

4. Duquesne University

While Duquesne University takes pride in being the only Spiritan institution of higher learning in the United States. The university, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has maintained a commitment to moral and spiritual values, service to the church and educational excellence for over a century. In addition to offering an undergraduate program in the faith-based area of theology and graduate programs in religious education and pastoral ministry among dozens of other academic areas, Duquesne ensures students feel supported in their religious journeys through the Spiritan Campus Ministry and student organizations like the Crossroads Christian Fellowship and Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

5. Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville, located in Steubenville, Ohio, takes pride in rooting its educational offerings and academic community in a Catholic tradition. Undergraduate and graduate students are granted access to academic program options like Catechetics, Humanities and Catholic Culture, Theology and Catholic Leadership and can also enjoy a campus faith life that includes mass and confessions, missionary outreach and the Catechetical Institute. Students who want to further nurture their spirituality can visit FaithandReason.com, Franciscan University's online resource presenting poignant discussions on church and culture through videos, articles and blog posts from top Catholic thinkers, scholars and leaders.

6. University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic school in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, with over 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is comprised of schools in arts and sciences, law, engineering, education, business, social work, divinity, and professional psychology. Students can take advantage of health and fitness resources on campus; several academic, professional, religious, and special interest groups and clubs; and study abroad opportunities, including attending the school's campus in Rome. Faith-based services offered for students include weekly Mass, music and liturgical ministries, social justice service programs, and opportunities for community engagement.

7. Messiah College

Students in the Christian faith who attend Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania can enjoy a community that is committed to Jesus Christ while also benefiting from interactions with a student body that represents 60 denominations. The college offers a wealth of faith-based opportunities for students, including student-led worship, Bible studies, chapel services and the Agapé Center for Service & Learning. Messiah students who want to deepen their knowledge of specific religions or pursue a career that allows them to practice their faith can enroll in undergraduate programs like Biblical and Religious Studies, Church Media, Cross-Cultural Ministries and World Christianity.

8. Taylor University

Taylor University was ranked the #1 Midwest College by U.S. News & World Report and has been ranked in the top three from 1997-2019, but that's just the beginning of what makes this liberal arts university impressive to students of the Christian faith. The school, located in Upland, Indiana, fosters a discipleship community that encourages a relationship with Jesus Christ through weekly chapel services, service-centered learning and academic programs that include Christian Ministries, Biblical Literature, Worship Arts and Applied Missions. Students living in dorms can benefit from and/or become Discipleship Assistants (DAs) who work with Personnel Assistants (PAs) to develop and maintain a healthy Christian community in residence halls.

9. Bethel University (MN)

Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota takes pride in preparing its students to live the truth of the Bible and spread the gospel through its covenant community. Students have the opportunity to build upon their Christian foundation through chapel worship services several times a week, student team prayer and discipleship opportunities. Bethel's Ministry Scholar Program allows students to delve further into their faith, prepare for a life in ministry and earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree in only five years.

10. Assumption College

Promoting a philosophy of education that aligns with classical and Christian ideals and values is a primary goal of Assumption College. The Catholic school, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, provides students with a well-rounded academic and campus living experience that includes a major focused on theology and the ability to foster spiritual, social and intellectual growth through its campus ministry. Assumption College students can also benefit from athletic team chaplains, pastoral counseling, peer ministers, Bible study, discernment groups for men and women and a variety of faith-based retreats.

11. Samford University

Samford University has plenty to offer its students, particularly individuals interested in a school rooted in the Baptist tradition. This Christian university, located in Birmingham, Alabama, ensures students benefit from a strong academic and faith-based environment through programs like Christian Ministry, Worship and the Arts, Theological Studies, Church Music, Divinity and Religion. While Samford is known for its athletics, students can also enjoy campus worship each week and access to Spiritual Life Assistants (SLAs) who pray with and for students and promote spiritual growth on campus.

12. Martin Luther College

The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) owns and operates New Ulm, Minnesota's Martin Luther College, a school that proudly prepares its students for pastoral, teaching and ministry careers through the intimate mentorship of professors and a wealth of supportive services and activities. Students are trained through academic programs like the Preseminary Program, Parish Music Program, Staff Ministry Program and Theological Studies. In addition to a wide variety of faith-based study options, Martin Luther College provides students with a Christ-centered atmosphere that includes morning and evening chapel services conducted by students, MLC faculty and the Campus Pastor.

13. Saint Norbert College

Situated in De Pere, Wisconsin, Saint Norbert College takes pride in providing an environment that aids its students' academic and spiritual development. Saint Norbert offers more than 40 programs, including a faith-based undergraduate major or minor in Theology and Religious Studies, minor in Peace and Justice and graduate degree in Theological Studies. In addition to these academic offerings, Saint Norbert supports its students through services and activities like the ALIVE Peer Ministry, Faith Connections program and an online prayer community.

14. California Lutheran University

The mission of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California is to prepare students with strength in judgment to excel in a global society while agreeing to serve others and commit to justice. In the university's commitment to uphold the 500-year Lutheran tradition, it offers several faith-based services for students, including support for interfaith dialogue, a campus ministry and the Office of Congregational Relations. Academic programs like Religion and Theology & Christian Leadership are available to foster students' educational pursuits, and organizations like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Lord of Life and Fishing Through Christ help provide additional spiritual support.

15. Saint Vincent College

At Saint Vincent College, located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, students can enrich their faith and deepen their commitment to service through academic program options like Theology and Sacred Music. Rooted in the Benedictine values of its founders, the college offers students a variety of features and services designed to enhance their faith-based experience, including the Saint Vincent Basilica used during annual Academic Convocations and Mary, Mother of Wisdom Student Chapel, which offers daily and weekend masses. Saint Vincent also serves as a Global Campus with Catholic Relief Services.

16. Whitworth University

Whitworth University students have the benefit of attending a university with a wealth of resources that align with its goal of helping individuals grow in their relationship with God. Located in Spokane, Washington, this private Christian liberal arts university is home to the Ministry in the Halls Program, which fosters a holistic approach to ministry in residence halls and the Awake ministry, which gathers students weekly to engage with God. Students can also benefit from Chapel Community Worship services and chapel podcasts in addition to academic program options like Biblical Languages, Theology and Peace Studies.

17. Biola University

Located in La Mirada, CA, Biola University integrates Bible and theology courses into every undergraduate major and remains dedicated to establishing strong Christian faith and service values in students. The school was founded on its multi-ethnic inclusion into all facets of campus life, including ministries, sports, student clubs, events, and services. Students participate in regular chapel services and can get involved with campus, local, and global ministries; television, print, and radio news outlets; and several team sports, such as basketball, track, swimming, and soccer, as well as student-formed club sports.

18. Cedarville University

Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, provides its nearly 4,000 Christian students with tools they need to partake in godly service and cultural engagement through academic majors focused on areas like biblical care and counseling, biblical studies, Christian education and youth ministries as well as a Bible minor included with every undergraduate program. Students are encouraged to delve into leadership positions by ministering to students as Resident Assistants, serving in Discipleship Ministries or even leading worship as a part of a chapel band. Cedarville hosts the annual Missions Conference, which allows students to interact with missions agencies and missionaries and learn ways they can live the Gospel in their community and worldwide.

19. Houghton College

Preparing students to serve God in the 21st century through a top-notch Christian education featuring academic programs like Bible, Missions, Pastoral Ministries and Theology is a primary focus of Houghton College, located in Houghton, New York. Students are encouraged to live and learn together in Christ through student organizations like the Mercy Seat student-led worship group and Global Christian Fellowship. Houghton College also aims to deepen students' spiritual lives through service and worship opportunities, regular chapel services and the Office of Ministry Resources, which connects students to special events, training programs and ministry opportunities.

20. Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University offers nearly 70 academic majors and 55 minors focused on areas ranging from applied mathematics and sociology to discipleship, scripture and youth ministry. Students can enjoy academic and career assistance through the Center for Career and Calling (CCC), which teaches how to choose the right major, create resumes and use guidance, self-reflection and prayer to clarify their calling. Faith-based resources for Seattle Pacific students include the Center for Worship, Center for Biblical and Theological Education, Seattle Pacific Seminary and university ministries.

21. Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University aims to shape its students into service-minded members of the community who are prepared to thrive academically, spiritually and professionally. This faith-based liberal arts institution, located in San Diego, California, offers more than 60 areas of study from Engineering, Broadcast Journalism and Mathematics to faith-based areas like Christian Studies, Theology and Youth Ministry. Students are also supported in their spiritual growth through mentorship programs, peer-led groups, community ministries and chapel service featuring esteemed scholars like Scott McKnight.

22. Earlham College

Earlham College, located in Richmond, Indiana, has maintained its roots in the Quaker heritage since its founding, with 11% of its faculty and 12% of its student body currently identifying as Quakers. Included on the campus are Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion; the former offering programs focused on peace and global studies, religion, Jewish studies and the latter providing master's degrees geared toward divinity, ministry and religion. Earlham College also supports its students' religious lives through opportunities for worship, religious life student groups and four unique religious theme houses for students who want to practice mindfulness, Quakerism, Jewish faith or a variety of religions under one roof.

23. Loras College

As a Catholic liberal arts institution, Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa takes pride in creating an environment for its students that enables them to remain faithful to Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Students have the opportunity to take part in daily mass, music and liturgical ministries and enjoy workshops and action gatherings at the Archbishop Kucera Center for Catholic Studies and Father Ray Herman Peace and Justice Center. Anyone interested in pursuing faith-based studies at Loras College can choose from academic programs like Catholic Studies, Peace and Justice and Religious Studies.

24. Hanover College

Hanover, Indiana is home to Hanover College, a private, liberal arts institution closely affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. In honor of this and other religious affiliations, students are granted access to a variety of faith-based services and resources, including Christian and interfaith worship opportunities, discussions and events hosted by the Chaplain's Office and student groups like the Hanover Collegiate Ministries and Campus Crusade for Christ. Hanover College supports students in their efforts to build faith-based careers through academic programs like Christian Ethics, Feminist Theology, History of Biblical Interpretation, Doctrine of God and American Religious History.

25. Westminster College

Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri was founded by local Presbyterians and is best known for being the campus at which Winston Churchill delivered his famous ''Iron Curtain'' speech. Students aiming to nurture their faith on campus can take advantage of resources offered by the Center for Faith and Service, including campus chaplains, weekly Bible studies, an Interfaith Advisory Board and Praise and Worship Team. Students can take part in chaplain internships and pursue majors and minors that focus on religious studies along with dozens of non-religious offerings in areas like finance, physics, sociology and music.

26. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical, Christian university and leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Students attending this Azusa, California university have access to more than 100 academic programs, including Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries, Religious Studies and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministries. In addition to educational offerings, Azusa Pacific University students benefit from a vibrant spiritual community that includes spiritual guidance from chaplains, the SoulQuest spiritual care ministry, regular worship services and chapel speakers.

27. Ouachita Baptist University

Weekly worship services, men's and women's discipleship groups and freshmen ministry are just a few of the many ways students attending Ouachita Baptist University can practice their faith on campus. The university, located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, offers community ministries, global service opportunities and academic programs focused on Christian media, missions, theology, ministry, the Bible and worship. Students can also help Ouachita maintain its 130-year commitment to spirituality and important traditions on and off campus by participating in ministries like Refuge and Backyard Bible Clubs.

28. Gordon College

Enabling students to practice their Christian faith in every aspect of their collegiate experience and helping to deepen their trust in Jesus are primary goals of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Students can benefit from Gordon College Student Ministries (GCSM), which promotes discipleship to Jesus through small group prayer and Bible study as well as the Mentored Life program, worship teams, missions and local outreach. Academic programs like Biblical Languages, New Testament, Old Testament, Global Christianity and Pastoral Ministries provide students with the education and tools needed to pursue faith-based careers.

29. Moravian College

Students attending Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania who are interested in deepening their commitment to their faith are supported by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life among other services and resources. The office enables students to engage in worship, fellowship, Catholic mass, Christian worship, Bible study, prayer and more. In addition to academic programs geared toward religion, peace and justice, theological and biblical studies, Moravian students can take advantage of campus student organizations like the Student Interfaith Council, Moravian College Christian Fellowship and Student Christian Community.

30. Dordt College

Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa develops curriculum that encourages and fosters within students a readiness to commit to Christian discipleship, sustain a balanced life, understand their impact on the world and agree to a life of learning. All students pursuing a bachelor's degree at Dordt are required to meet Core Program requirements with courses that include Biblical Foundations, Introduction to Christian Philosophy, Justice and Stewardship and Advanced Reformed Thought. Campus ministries like Chapel, Praise and Worship and GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) along with Right Now Media (a library of online video Bible studies) ensure students enjoy full support as they practice their faith throughout their time at the college.

31. Elmhurst College

Students attending Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois benefit from a school grounded in traditions of the United Church of Christ. The college supports students with faith-based academic pursuits by offering programs focused on religious studies and church music in addition to traditional degree programs. Elmhurst also encourages students to nurture their spiritual lives through the chaplaincy office, Niebuhr Center for Engagement and Reflection, Spiritual Life Council and student organizations like Athletes in Action, UCC Fellowship and Elmhurst Progressive Christians.

32. University of Evansville

University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana takes pride in being an independent university associated with the United Methodist Church that provides students with a wealth of faith-based academic and campus living options. Academic programs aimed at helping students secure religious careers include Pre-Ministry and Religion at the undergraduate level. Students are also invited to nurture their religious beliefs outside of the classroom through night prayer, special worship services, Catholic mass, the Perkins Theology Lecture Series and religious organizations like Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Christian Fellowship.

33. The Master's University and Seminary

Faculty and staff at The Master's University and Seminary in Santa Clarita, California are committed to Christ and the Word of God and continuously aim to honor these commitments while preparing students to thrive in their professions. Students of faith receive the full support of this Christian liberal arts institution through undergraduate options like Biblical Studies with emphases in areas like Christian Education and Global Studies, and graduate options that include Biblical Counseling and Biblical Studies. The Master's University further nurtures students' faith by offering access to on-campus activity options like online sermons, regular chapel services and the opportunity to enjoy the chapel band.

34. Union University

As a private, Christian, liberal arts university, Union University in Jackson, Tennessee offers a wide variety of resources for students interested in practicing their faith on campus and/or entering a faith-based career upon graduation. The Christian faith is integrated into each academic program, but is a primary focus in programs like Biblical Languages, Biblical Studies, Christian Studies, Worship Leadership and Theological Studies. Faith. Additionally, worship options for Union students are vast and include chapel services, discipleships and guidance from the Office of University Ministries.

35. DeSales University

DeSales University is a Catholic university located in Center Valley, Pennsylvania that aims to expose its students to Catholic teachings while fostering an atmosphere of academic freedom. The more than 30 undergraduate majors at DeSales provide students with options like Chemistry, Health Communication and Political Science along with faith-based programs like Theology and Ethical Leadership. DeSales students are encouraged to utilize or take part in campus services and organizations designed to strengthen their faith, including the Campus Ministry Office, Catholic Relief Services and DeSales Christian Fellowship.

36. Goshen College

While Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana has roots in the Mennonite Church USA, the school is home to Christian students from over 45 denominations and belief systems. The college has created a faith-based environment designed to support students' religious practices through biweekly chapel services, Bible studies, faith groups and service through organizations like Habitat for Humanity. For students interested in work that involves theology, Christian ministries, peace and justice, Anabaptist-Mennonite studies or the Bible, Goshen offers a wealth of undergraduate programs from which to choose.

37. University of Dallas

At the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, over 75 percent of the student population is Catholic; however, students of all denominations are welcome to foster their individual spiritual development and prepare for their spiritual calling in life. Faith-based academic programs and concentrations at the University of Dallas are vast and include Biblical Greek, Christian Contemplative Tradition, Pastoral Ministry and Theology. Students who want to expand their Catholic knowledge and deepen their faith are encouraged to participate in the University of Dallas Rome Program, which enables them to study at the Rome campus, travel to Venice, Florence and other cities and make many historic aspects of the Catholic tradition come alive.

38. Concordia University-Nebraska

Concordia University-Nebraska in Seward is home to more than 70 academic programs, several of which are designed specifically to train students to confidently enter careers in Christian education leadership, church music, theology and other areas of faith. When not in the classroom, students can join student organizations like Catholics at Concordia, Concordia Youth Ministry (CYM) and Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ (OAFC) to deepen their religious practices. Concordia takes additional steps to nurture students' spiritual lives through evening prayers, PRAISE! at Weller Chapel, daily chapel and worship events.

39. Covenant College

As a Christian liberal arts college, Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia provides a community committed to God and the Bible and has created every academic program with the goal of equipping students to strengthen their gifts and abilities. Whether students are majoring in History, International Studies, Mathematics, Biblical and Theological Studies or Philosophy and Religion, Covenant programs are designed to prepare students to integrate their faith in learning and life. Outside of their learning environments, Covenant encourages students to get involved in a variety of religious activities, including regular chapel services and the Mark 10:45 Program designed to help students serve God through on- and off-campus service projects.

40. South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary

Located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary (SFBC&TS) aims to ensure students place the Bible at the center of their academic experience, whether studying online or on-campus. Students can earn an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in areas that include Biblical Studies, Christian Business Management, Divinity, Pastoral Counseling and Ministry. For students earning degrees in Counseling, Business and Ministry, SFBC&TS's Christian Field Experiences offers practical training along with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in the community.

41. Immaculata University

Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pennsylvania is proud of its Catholic Intellectual tradition and dedication to its founders, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In addition to providing students with the opportunity to study and pursue a career in theology among other careers in education, fashion, nursing, psychology and health care, Immaculata University encourages students to practice their faith on campus through weekday and Sunday masses, weekly service opportunities and the option to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Sacraments of Initiation.

42. Ohio Wesleyan University

While Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio is proudly rooted in Methodist tradition, the school encourages students to gain an understanding of all issues in religion, which is why it offers a wide variety of faith-based student organizations and activities. Students can join organizations like Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and OWU Faith and Justice as well as take part in spiritual campus activities presented by the Catholic Campus Ministries, Christian Student Fellowship, Wilderness Ministries and more. Academically, Ohio Wesleyan students can prepare for faith-based careers by enrolling in programs like Religion or Pre-Theology.

43. Geneva College

A primary goal of Geneva College is to challenge students to become resilient academically while preparing them to serve God and humanity. The university, located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, offers a Christ-centered community with the Bible at its foundation and ensures students have a variety of religious-based academic options like Missions/Aviation, Pre-Seminary and Student Ministry from which to choose. Geneva students are provided the opportunity to support each other's religious development through organizations and clubs that include the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Catholic at Geneva.

44. Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana is an independent Lutheran school with demographics that represent a variety of Christian faiths, including Lutheran and Roman Catholic. Valparaiso's primary goal is to aid students in their journeys toward leading quality personal and professional lives while continuously nurturing their spirituality, which is why the university offers a wealth of religion-based academic options in areas like theology, ministry and church music. Students of faith attending Valparaiso can also take advantage of Christ College, an honors college designed to help them pursue individual callings through courses like Peace and Social Justice, Social Gospel in American Life, the Christian Tradition and Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.

45. Bethel College-Indiana

Bethel College-Indiana in Mishawaka, Indiana is commitment to maintaining its founders' goals of providing spiritual guidance to students through academics and mentorship. Students can benefit from programs at Bethel like Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministries and Worship Arts as well as campus activities that include chapel programs, Bible study and the Deeper Life Conference. In the over 50 areas of study at the university, students can focus their studies in fields like education, kinesiology, nursing, business, and psychology. The school also boasts it's career services office which helps students get job placement with almost 15,000 area businesses.

46. William Jessup University

The aim of William Jessup University in Rocklin, California is to help students thrive spiritually while developing the necessary skills to excel academically and beyond. The Christian college, which is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and Association for Biblical Higher Education, offers students the opportunity to strengthen their faith through academic programs like Christian Leadership, Theology and Youth Ministry. Opportunities for students to practice their faith when not in the classroom include discipleships, chapel services and campus ministries.

47. Huntington University

Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana holds a strong relationship with the Church of the United Brethren of Christ and maintains a goal to help students achieve their academic and professional goals while continuously honoring and glorifying God. Huntington's academic departments provide students with options to study Bible, religion, ministry, missions and worship leadership in preparation for their faith-based careers. Students can also explore the Friesen Center for Volunteer Service, which is a student-run organization created to get the campus community involved in Christian service.

48. John Brown University

Providing a Christ-centered education that helps students develop their spiritual, intellectual and professional lives in preparation for service to others is the mission of John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Students are able to choose from more than 40 undergraduate programs with religious options like Biblical and Theological Studies, Chaplaincy, Christian Ministry and Formation, Christian School and Worship. Developing an even stronger connection to their faith is possible for students who take advantage of campus services like Student Ministries, Growth Groups and regular chapel services.

49. La Salle University

Students looking for a Lasallian Catholic institution that offers unique opportunities to practice their faith through music ministries, chapel services and comprehensive academic programs should take a closer look at La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university offers students ministry retreats, liturgical mass with the De La Salle Chapel Choir and events like Evensong in the De La Salle Chapel. Religion is among the dozens of academic programs available to La Salle University students.

50. Gannon University

As a Catholic, Diocesan institution, Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania is dedicated to providing students with a liberal arts education inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. With more than 100 academic programs, students can choose from a variety of degree options, including a bachelor of arts and minor in Theology. Opportunities to get involved with other students of faith are available through programs and services like Campus Ministry, Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors, the Office of Service-Learning for credit-bearing service opportunities and Restore, which offers students the chance to share their faith in a group setting.

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