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Top 10 Christian Colleges


Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You have to find the right college fit for your needs. While there are a lot of great Christian colleges out there, here is our pick for the top ten. In the end, though, make sure your choice for college is right by seriously comparing schools, checking out scholarships, and praying about finding the right one for you.

1. Wheaton College (IL)

Blanchard Hall at Wheaton College (1927).
Blanchard Hall/Uploaded by AlbertHerring/Teemu008 from Palatine, Illinois/Wikimedia Commons
Wheaton College, located in Wheaton, IL is an academically rigorous Christian liberal arts college. It is ranked 9th in the nation for total number of graduates. This interdenominational college is known for its small classes, as its students/faculty ratio is 12:1.

2. Bethel College (IN)

An evangelical Christian college affiliated with the Missionary Church, Bethel is located in Mishawaka, Indiana. Bethel offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. It is also known for winning national championships and has a great number of spiritual activities.

3. Azusa Pacific University (CA)

Located in the San Gabriel Valley in California, Azusa Pacific University is an evangelical Christian university that offers a wide array of academic programs. The University currently offers 50 undergraduate, 21 graduate, and 6 doctorate programs.

4. Evangel University (MO)

Evangel University, located in Springfield, Missouri, offers 80 programs in 10 academic departments. The student/teacher ratio is 17:1. There is a strong focus on community service and faith-based activities. They also have a strong sports program and numerous student-interest groups.

5. Biola University (CA)

Biola University is located in Southern California. This Evangelical Christian university offers 145 academic programs in six schools. The university places a heavy emphasis on community service.

6. Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)

Located in Palm Beach, Florida, this Christian university places an emphasis on growing academically, spiritually, and socially. Academics are anchored in faith. There is also an emphasis on community service, as each students must contribute 45 hours of community service per year.

7. Judson University (IL)

Judson University in Elgin, Illinois is an evangelical Christian college offering small classes and connections between students, faculty, and staff. The college offers 60 majors and 4 masters’ programs. It is also focusing on becoming a more "green" university, with one of the greenest academic buildings in the country.

8. Bethel University (MN)

Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Bethel University is a Baptist university. It is not to be confused with Bethel College in Indiana. The school offers degrees in over 100 fields. There are also several faith-based social groups and bible studies offered on campus.

9. Southeastern University (FL)

Located in Lakeland, Florida, Southeastern University is an Assemblies of God affiliated school that has 44 degree programs. There is also an emphasis on community service, in that students are required to give back to the community each year.

10. Judson College (AL)

Not to be confused with Judson College in Illinois, this Judson College is the nation’s fifth oldest women’s college. This Baptist college, located in Alabama, offers women a chance to gain an excellent education with a focus on mission, faith, and confidence.

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