There are many Christian colleges and universities throughout the country that offer varsity golf teams. Men and women can play the sport at schools that differ in denomination, size and other factors. Explore some of these schools and their distinguishing characteristics here.
The private, Christian colleges that have golf teams are affiliated with denominations like Catholic, Baptist and Presbyterian. Find out about a handful of these schools' undergraduate tuition rates in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Southeastern University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Assemblies of God Church||Lakeland, FL||$25,360|
|Houston Baptist University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Southern Baptist||Houston, TX||$31,730|
|Walla Walla University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Seventh Day Adventist||College Place, WA||$27,495|
|University of Jamestown||4-year, private not-for-profit||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Jamestown, ND||$21,158|
|Boston College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Chestnut Hill, MA||$53,346|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of the Christian Colleges with Golf Teams
Potential students wishing to play golf at a Christian college may also consider how a school will care for their spiritual life and/or what areas of study are available. Learn more about a handful of the Christian colleges with golf teams and what makes each school unique.
Florida's Southeastern University had about 5,060 undergraduate students in 2016, per the NCES. Known as the Fire, the university offers men's and women's golf and is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Students can pursue a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields like nursing, biblical studies, ministry, education, social work, finance, mathematics, music and digital journalism. Spiritual formation on campus is provided through weekly chapel services, annual Conference, mentoring and mission trips.
Houston Baptist University
Houston Baptist University in Texas has a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs that include subjects in Christian counseling, kinesiology, Latin, interactive media and design, electrical engineering, chemistry, pre-dentistry, nursing and writing. The Houston Baptist Huskies are a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I school that has men's and women's golf. In 2016, the NCES reported that the school had about 2,330 undergraduates. Students can grow in their faith through completion of the Community Life + Worship program that is required for graduation, participation in Baptist Student Ministry, Bible studies and other spiritual events put on by the Spiritual Life Department.
Walla Walla University
The Walla Walla University Wolves have men's and women's varsity golf teams that are part of the NAIA. Students wishing to further develop their faith can participate in student missions, worship services, small groups, prayer ministries and/or community service opportunities. The university offers a few master's degree programs in fields like education and social work, as well as a range of undergraduate degree programs in areas such as engineering, forensic psychology, music, physics, aviation management, biophysics, communication, theology and pre-optometry. According to the NCES, the university in the state of Washington had 1,700 undergraduate students in 2016.
University of Jamestown
North Dakota's University of Jamestown promotes students' spiritual growth with chapel services, prayer boxes, reflection stations, spiritual guidance and student-led ministries, such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Cru - Ignite and Student Chaplains. The university had about 960 undergraduate students in 2016, per the NCES. Known as the Jimmies, the men's and women's golf teams are a part of the NAIA. Students at the school can pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a few master's degree programs or undergraduate degree programs in areas including biology, political science, religion/philosophy, kinesiology, foreign language, criminal justice and engineering.
Boston College in Massachusetts had 9,870 undergraduate students in 2016, according to the NCES. The Boston College Eagles are an NCAA Division I school with men's and women's golf teams. Students can choose from a wide range of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields such as Russian, environmental geosciences, economics, finance, secondary education, biochemistry, theology, social work, Greek and sports administration. Campus ministry provides students with pastoral counseling, spiritual retreats, faith communities, multi-faith programs, mass and service opportunities to help students deepen their faith.