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Christian Life Profile


Nyack College, a Christian and Missionary Alliance educational institution, through its undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs, pursues its historic mission of preparing men and women to take the whole Gospel to the whole world.


“Nyack will make a profound difference in your life so that you can go and make a difference in your world.” — Dr. Michael G. Scales, President

Academically excellent
At Nyack you’ll have access to a comprehensive list of course offerings and accomplished professors who care equally about your intellectual and spiritual growth. Our professors are exceptional and reflect the diversity of our student body. Eighty-two percent of our faculty members have a doctorate or terminal degree. Of our PhD faculty, 46% are female and 47% are people of color.  

Globally engaged
We bring the world to you by teaching from a global perspective. You won’t just read about missions; you’ll have the opportunity to impact the world through our Global Service-Learning courses. Members of our faculty and student community have traveled to more than 40 destinations in the last 10 years.

Intentionally diverse
Nyack is committed to providing an excellent education to men and women of different ages, cultures, denominations, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The diversity that is reflected in our community prepares our students to participate in an increasingly global society and build bridges across different cultures and communities to reach more of the world. “We’re intentionally diverse because we need to hear all the voices in our lives so that we can be better people and, in this case, so that we can understand the Bible better,” says Dr. Amy F. Davis Abdallah, Associate Professor of Bible.

Personally transforming
At Nyack we create an environment for intellectual and spiritual growth—for both career and character development. Our professors are accessible and value relationships, so they are in a unique position to help our students mature in their walk with Jesus and see their lives transformed as part of our Christ-centered community. “A major part of my time at Nyack was hearing God and responding to Him. I encountered God there in ways I can’t imagine I would have in another context. My life was shaped and formed in a Christian world-view by compassionate people,” says Peter Rohdin, Class of 1985.

Socially relevant
Just as Jesus “did not come to be served, but to serve,” Nyack graduates leave ready to use their education and faith to help improve their community, company, or country. Alumni of Nyack College serve in public schools, emergency rooms, churches, and Fortune 500 companies. You’ll find Nyack graduates in major cities, villages, and every country of the world. They’re creating orphanages, food pantries, and health clinics. They’re healing broken marriages and tutoring children after school.

 


 

AT A GLANCE

Founded in 1882

• 62 degree programs: five associate, 37 bachelor’s, 19 master’s, and one doctorate; over 150 academic concentrations; 21 programs fully online

Program recognitions include National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI); National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); the National Council for the Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE); National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for teacher certification; Council for Social Work Education (CSWE); Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE); Association of Theological Schools; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; and National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Students come from 30 states and almost 40 countries.

Over 60 denominations are represented and 57% minority population.

Nyack Warriors participate in the Central Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division II. Sports include men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, and track & field and women’s basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, track & field, and volleyball.

The residential campus is set on a hillside overlooking the Hudson River and the Tappan Zee Bridge. The neighboring village of Nyack includes numerous restaurants, cultural centers, and shops. The Palisades Center, Appalachian Trail, historical sites, and parks are all nearby. The commuter campus is located in lower Manhattan across from Battery Park near well-known sites such as the World Trade Center, Wall Street, and Federal Hall. Both campuses allow for exciting internship, service, and ministry opportunities.

Recognitions:
• Ranked among the 50 most affordable Christian colleges and universities 2017 by Christian Universities Online
• Named to top 10 regional universities in the North for ethnic diversity by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Colleges” list
• Among top 20 in the US for campus environment by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college rankings


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