Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies

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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is a 4-year interdenominational private school in Phoenix and the largest Christian university on the planet. GCU hosts eight colleges conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an honors college. The university is also home...

Elmhurst University

Elmhurst University is a liberal arts institution in the Chicagoland area affiliated with the United Church of Christ. Elmhurst offers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors. Additionally, the school operates the Elmhurst Learning and Success...

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Elmhurst emphasizes the Liberal Arts experience. Now that I have declared my major, I am working on a healthy balance between my Major classes and my Gen. Ed requirements. Not only am I learning a lot in the classroom, but the school encourages me to...

” – Allison from Burbank, IL
Lee University

Lee University is a 4-year institution located in Cleveland, Tennessee. They offer 55 majors on the more than 119 acre campus with the focus of “develop[ing] within the students knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability and skill which will...

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I can honestly say that I have learned a lot while being here. The professors are, for the most part, very friendly, Christian people who would do anything to help their students learn. I find that if my professors are in their office, I can just...

” – Heather from Tunnel Hill, GA
Oral Roberts University

Named for a famous televangelist, Oral Roberts University is an Evangelical Christian institution in Tulsa. ORU is home to six colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in over 77 academic majors and 65 minors. As an evangelical institution, Chapel...

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ORU prioritizes you as an individual student. They challenge you and put you in the best classes available. Learning isn't restricted to the classroom. At ORU, you are learning about your entire person--spirit, mind, and body. Your person will...

” – Sarah from Fort Worth, TX
Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is an independent, Doctoral/Professional University with a liberal arts curriculum in Valparaiso, Indiana. Grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, the University offers more than 70 undergraduate...

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Valparaiso offers a great honors program that usually has a group of 80-100 freshmen in it. They compose music, choreograph, write, and act in a drama production each fall, which definitely brings the whole class close together! In general, however...

” – Rachel from WI
Southeastern University

Originally founded as the Alabama Shield of Faith Institute, Southeastern University is a Christ-centered liberal arts college in central Florida affiliated with the Assemblies of God Church. Southeastern grants bachelor’s degrees in more than 70...

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All the professors seemed very knowledgeable and are dedicated to their work. They have a passions for helping students grow.

” – Hannah from Auburn, MA
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The University of Dallas is a small, private Catholic institution based in Irving, Texas. The school offers programs in business, liberal arts, and ministry. A majority (approximately 80%) of students participate in the Rome study abroad programs. It...

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This University is definitely a challenge. You will learn to make connections between two or more subjects you're studying simultaneously, and can therefore more easily apply your knowledge to everyday life and your future career...UD is big on the...

” – Amanda from Clint, TX
Ohio Wesleyan University

Established by a local pastor in a former hotel, Ohio Wesleyan University is a liberal arts college in mid-Ohio. OWU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 90 fields of study and more than a quarter of the student body chooses to double major. Throughout...

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During my freshman year, I knocked out a lot of my diversity course requirements: Computer Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Electives, etc. I'm an English Major, so Computer Science and Mathematics were a bit tough for me. Mainly Calculus. But...

” – Veronica from Central Ohio
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Fresno Pacific University is a private Christian institution based in Fresno, California. It is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Churches. All academic programs offered at FPU highlight the importance of ethics, character development, and...

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The student there seem to really love it, the campus is beautiful and the classes are small enough for one on one learning so you don't feel left behind. The school offers many various programs all with an underlying message of faith and God.

” – Kourinthia from Tulare, CA
Concordia University-Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin is a welcoming community where everyone is known by name.  You have many choices at Concordia from playing on an athletic team, participating in clubs, pursuing a major that helps you achieve your academic goals, and...

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I am studying occupational therapy and could not be more pleased with the academic portion of my Concordia experience. I was able to begin taking classes related to my major in my freshman year, instead of having to finish a lot of prerequisites...

” – Elizabeth from Whitefish Bay, WI
Nyack College

Founded in 1882, Nyack College is a Christian college with campuses in New York City and upstate New York affiliated with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Nyack is home to seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 30...

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I am not just learning a lot academically, but spiritually as well! Nyack has taught me how to be independent in my faith. I have learned how to think like an adult and apply my knowledge to my faith, and vice versa!

” – Elisabeth from Bay Shore, NY
Roberts Wesleyan College

Established in 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the suburbs of Rochester, New York. The college is home to over 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, many of which can be completed through...

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The professors at Roberts provide an excellent education. They care deeply about each of their students and take the time to give extra help if necessary.

” – Erin from Wappingers Falls, NY
Geneva College
Beaver Falls, PA
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Geneva College is a Christ-centered institution founded on the traditions of the Reformed Christian faith with a “selective” admissions process. The liberal arts college is based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and operates a second campus in...

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I attended high school at a small private school where we did not have access to things such as computer labs, science labs, and individual academic advisers. At Geneva, I am pursuing an Engineering degree and have been able to learn hands on in the...

” – Stephanie
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Columbia International University is a private 4-year Christian college in South Carolina’s state capital. CIU offers 24 undergraduate, graduate, and seminary academic programs, all of which are founded on a biblical worldview. As a Christian...

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CIU is a great school and I am particularly pleased with the program I have chosen. The professors are very nice and diligent teachers, serving the students well. Another great thing about CIU is the amount of work available to students on campus!

” – Amanda from PARKMAN, ME
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Itawamba Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Mississippi, with three campuses in Fulton, Belden, and Tupelo. Classes at ICC are provided during daytime, evening, and on the weekends in order to suit any...

Asbury University

Founded in 1890, Asbury University is a multi-denominational Christian liberal arts college in central Kentucky. Asbury is home to 15 academic departments conferring undergrad degrees in over 150 fields of study, including the only Equine Studies...

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The profs expect you to take care of business.

” – Robert from Highland, IL
Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University is a private institution situated in Seguin, TX, offering professional studies as well as the liberal arts and sciences. It is home to a biology field station and the 400-seat Chapel of the Abiding Presence which is used as...

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I sure am! I was accepted to TLU in December of 2008 and started attending August of 2008 and have been there since. Providing small classes that consist of around 20 to 25 students really does make a difference. At TLU you matter unlike other...

” – Cassandra from Pleasanton, TX
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Montreat College is a private Christian liberal arts institution that is overseen by a chaplain and a Spiritual Life Committee made up of students and faculty. The campus features a chapel that offers dorm Bible studies, vespers, and prayer groups...

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Set in the beautiful mountains of WNC. You are surrounded by wonderful hiking trails, Asheville is 15 min. away with endless opportunities of things to do and Montreat is tucked back in a cove of Black Mountain where you feel at home. It creates a...

” – Devon from Cullowhee, NC
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Concordia University in Ann Arbor is a Christian, liberal arts institution in the state of Michigan. CU-Ann Arbor encourages students to live uncommon lives for the betterment of themselves and their community, advocating for both student service and...

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In the small classes at Concordia every student receives the specialized attention they require. The professors truly care about each of their students. I am in the education program and each of the professors I have for these courses is personally...

” – Kassandra from Flint, MI
University of Northwestern-St Paul

The University of Northwestern in St. Paul is a Christian, liberal arts university established north of St. Paul in the town of Rosewood. Along with traditional coursework, undergraduate students at UNW are also required to attend a daily chapel...

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Northwestern has challenged me both spiritually and academically. The work load is decent, but not too overwhelming. I have grown spiritually in just one semester more than I have the past four years of high school. I learn something new every day!

” – Allison from Houghton, NY
University of Sioux Falls

Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian liberal arts university located in the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s largest city.  USF’s Christ-centered institution offers more than 100 academic programs for undergraduate...

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The University of Sioux Falls is an incredible school of academics, opportunities, and community. I cannot have imagined starting my life anywhere else. I'm not a number, but a student; not a statistic, by a searching and seeking soul; not just a...

” – Lindsey from Colton, SD
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Trinity College of Florida is a private, Christ-centered institution established in New Port Richey, Florida. Trinity offers 16 traditional undergraduate degree programs and three degree completion programs, with areas of study including Advanced...

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Great instructors that emanate knowledge and experience in the respective courses they teach. Coursework is focused and classes are tight-knit, giving one a true feeling of community.

” – Michael from Wesley Chapel, FL
Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University is a Christian-based liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley. All students are required to spend part of their academic career studying in another culture as a guest of a local host family or traveling abroad...

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A small, private university with a 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio. The university is located in a beautiful, tranquil setting in the Shenandoah Mountains. Students receive lots of individual attention from instructors.

” – Justin from Arlington, VA
Tabor College

Tabor College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Hillsboro, Kansas. Students are required to attend chapel, and recordings of chapel events are available online as podcasts. The campus features the Tabor College library, which...

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I am learning a lot at Tabor College, but while I am learning in the class I'm also learning about life outside of college and how to be a better person when i leave Tabor. College definitely is a time to mature and grow in your thinking as well as...

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Tennessee Wesleyan University is a public, 4-year institution established in Nashville. The 500-acre main campus is situated approximately ten minutes from the downtown area and is accompanied by the Avon Williams Campus, which is directly in the...

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tennessee wesleyan is a great college and worth the money. the professors take time to help each individual student and they don't just treat their students like a number. they really try to get you envolved in the community to help better your...

” – Brandi from Tellico Plains, TN
Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

There is a unique energy at Indiana Wesleyan University—a combination of innovation, purpose and faith—and it takes just one visit to experience it for yourself. IWU students discover their God-given individuality and life calling, and develop in...

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I have learned very much from my time at IWU. I am a Christian Worship major with an emphasis in Media, which basically means I'm training to become a media leader within the the Church. Many of my classes, especially Media Scriptwriting, Radio...

” – Randall from Goode, VA
University of Tennessee Southern

University of Tennessee Southern is a liberal arts college which is home to a family of approximately 1000 enrolled students. UT Southern's campus is located in Pulaski, Tennessee, in the beautiful hills of southern Middle Tennessee, UT Southern is...

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Martin is a very small school, only about 1,200 students, but that is the best part about it. It feels like home, the tight-nit community make the transition from high school to college a lot less stressful. All in all, Martin is a great school and a...

” – Kara from South New Berlin, NY
California Lutheran University

California Lutheran University is a private, liberal arts institution in the town of Thousand Oaks, California. With students hailing from more than 49 countries, Cal Lutheran features a diverse enrollment and is a federally designated Hispanic...

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Small and active community. Lots of chances for success. Very helpful and caring professors

” – Sari from Thousand Oaks, CA
Martin Luther College

Founded by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Martin Luther College is a Christian institution dedicated to public ministry training. Martin Luther is the designated WELS College of Ministry and the college’s three bachelor’s degrees provide...

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Professors really take the time to help students and make sure they understand the material.

” – Shane from Westland, MI
Kuyper College
Grand Rapids, MI
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Kuyper College is a Christian institution with an emphasis on training for a life in ministry. In addition to Kuyper’s religious degrees in programs like Biblical Greek and Youth Ministry, most  of the school’s other fields of study include a built...

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Academics are incorporated well with the Bible's teachings. The professors are good at what they do; teaching from a Christian worldview.

” – Alexandra from Cedarburg, WI
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Ecclesia College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Springdale, Arkansas. The college offers associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in areas of study including Arts, Biblical Studies, Leadership, Business Administration...

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With a campus on the banks of the Pasquotank River, Mid-Atlantic Christian University is a Christ-centered institution with a mission of training future Christian leaders. Among the university’s 16 bachelor’s degree programs, Mid-Atlantic offers five...

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Concordia University Nebraska is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the city of Seward and is part of the Concordia University System. The college’s 85-acre campus is home to over 20 academic buildings and residence halls, and...

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It is a very Christian school that always lifts your spirt. The professors are always kind and love to teach. Their programs really help you prepare for life out of college.

” – Student
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One of two Nazarene colleges in the United States whose purpose is to train ministers, Nazarene Bible College is a Christian institution in Colorado Springs. NBC offers Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degrees with nine theological majors. The college’s...

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Its clean
They care About your personal and educational needs
There's chapel time and they have great preachers and worship

” – Jeannetta from Colorado Springs, CO
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Epic Bible College is a Christian institution in Sacramento featuring a Bible-centered curriculum training students for the ministry. Epic offers a bachelor’s degree program in Ministerial Studies with eight theological concentrations and all of the...

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Alaska Christian College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Soldotna. ACC offers four associate’s degree program options including Behavioral Health, General Studies, Christian Ministry, and Paraprofessional Education. Students at...

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Affiliated with the Church of God, Universidad Teologica del Caribe is a Christian institution in northern Puerto Rico dedicated to training students for ministry. Also known as the House of the Potter and the School of Prophets, UTC offers master’s...

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As the largest Roman Catholic seminary in the United States, the University of St. Mary of the Lake is a graduate school in the Chicagoland area dedicated to training students for the priesthood. St. Mary of the Lake confers master’s degrees in...

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Established in 1884, Saint John's Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. Saint John’s and the college’s Theological Institute offer two pre-theology bachelor’s degree programs, a dual degree Master of...

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Established in 1981, International Baptist College and Seminary is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Chandler, Arizona. IBCS offers a certificate in Biblical Studies, an associate’s degree in Bible and Christian Service, a bachelor’s...

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Affiliated with the Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is a Roman Catholic seminary in southern Indiana dedicated to training priests, deacons, and church leaders. Saint Meinrad offers a master’s degree in Theology...