Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Christian Life Profile

Come and let God transform you.

Moody Bible Institute prepares you to transform the world for Christ. You’ll gain insight of the Bible and theology while sharpening your practical skills, and you’ll receive ministry and career experience to broaden your opportunities after graduation. Earn your degree on our Chicago campus and get experience doing what you learn about in the classroom. Study at the Spokane Aviation campus to become a world-class mechanic or aviator. Join the world’s most influential Bible college and become a part of generations of innovators and ministry leaders! 

Why Moody Bible Institute?
Academics:  Your education at Moody begins with the Word, no matter your major. Whether you’re in the classroom or online, you’ll be able to choose from more than 20 areas of study and gain a foundational knowledge of the Bible and theology. You’ll understand the methodology and gain skills to thoughtfully analyze, interpret, and apply Scripture wherever God calls you. 

Student life: We have more than 40 student organizations, each with a specific focus, giving you the opportunity to lead, learn, and serve. From leadership and cross-cultural learning to media and personal wellness, our student organizations will help you discover your talents and broaden your knowledge of the world. And if you love sports, you’ll become part of a family of national champions! Our NCCAA, intramural, and club sports teams create an engaging and vibrant campus community.

Spiritual enrichment: At Moody, you will be inspired to grow spiritually and encouraged to practice ministry in every aspect of your life. You’ll have the opportunity to apply what you learn in the classroom to ministry experiences, internships, conferences, and mission trips. We also hold chapel services three times a week so all our students can foster a close-knit campus community and feel supported in their spiritual growth. Each chapel is led by Moody faculty, our president, and renowned Christian speakers.

Tuition grant: Want to go to college without breaking the bank? All students at the Chicago campus receive a full-tuition scholarship sponsored by Moody donors.

Come and let God transform you. Leave and let God transform the world through you. 

Quick Facts

• 15:1 student-faculty ratio
• 2,161 students total
• 575 online students 
• 110 Moody Aviation students
• 52% male, 48% female
• 50 states and 51 countries represented
• Over 50,000 living alumni 
• 28 degree programs
• 71%
college graduation rate (within six years)
• 82% freshman retention rate
• 120,000 yearly ministry hours
• 300 ministry locations throughout Chicago

Spiritual Life

• Three chapels per week and an emphasis on spiritual formation and community
• Mentoring relationships with professors
• Student-run Missions Conference about missions around the world
• Study abroad, mission trips, and international music tours for more than 250 students yearly
• Founder’s Week—the oldest and largest free Bible conference in the country
• Emphasis on prayer and personal spiritual growth
• Qualified faculty model scholarly research, real-world experience, and a heart for ministry

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “At Moody, you’ll find community in your Bro-Sis [residential program], at your on-campus job, in your major, or on your floor. The people at Moody are so invested in ministry and in you. They’ll be your lifelong friends.”

    • Yangla ’20
      Elementary Education
  • “The professors want to talk about your skills and abilities and show you what kind of ministry is best for you, even if it’s not youth ministry at a local church. My professors were my favorite part of the program.”

    • Tim ’17
      Youth Ministry
  • “I love my Practical Christian Ministry and the children, community, and families I get to serve. My mentors have been incredible in my life. They pair my training with my Moody education to help me grow.”

    • Emily ’21
      Ministry to Women