Thinking about attending a Christian college or university? You’re in luck—this article is here to help you find just that! As I’m about to enter my senior year of high school, the “college walk” is coming very soon. Maybe this process has already started or is close to ending for you. During my search, I’ve found some great resources that can help students find the perfect Christian college for them—one that has the same values, the right distance from home, the most affordable option, and the best fit academically as well. Here are three helpful tools to jump-start your own Christian college search.
1. The Idea of a Christian College by Arthur F. Holmes
The Idea of a Christian College is a great resource if you love fairly short reads—it’s only 106 pages but has been rated four and a half stars. The book explains the general standards and foundations of Christian colleges and why going to a Christian school may be a better idea than a public college or university. At the back, there are suggested books if you’re interested in reading about these topics further, making it a great tool for both students and teachers.
2. Focus on the Family
The website “Focus on the Family” has several resources for families and teens, including a particular article on Choosing a College. Using bible verses with Godly wisdom and advice, it covers a question that many students, including myself, have asked throughout their college search by showing the process of which you can and should think about college, plus how to make it less stressful and overwhelming. At the end of the article is a list of roughly 36 Christian colleges or universities. It also offers more resources at the bottom for those who are concerned about how your spiritual life will be affected while you’re at college and more.
Niche is like a dating app but for colleges and universities! The website shows a list from top to bottom of colleges, and you can add the schools to your “like” list by clicking on a heart. It also shows college ratings and reviews from real students at each school. You can view key stats like location, school type (two- or four-year), acceptance rate, net price, average SAT range, and overall grade point average, plus pictures of the college or university. Niche can also generate your chances of getting into that college when you click the “Will I get in?” link at the bottom left of the box. See—I told you it sounds a lot like a dating app!
If you want to find the best Christian college or university for you, these three valuable resources can help you start your search. The Idea of a Christian College is a great mind opener on why this type of college or university is a good choice. And the two websites can help you choose your college and understand why that college is the right choice for you. As a student looking for a Christian college, these resources have helped me get an understanding of what I want and how to start this process. I hope they’re helpful to you as well!
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