Top 10 Religion Schools in the U.S.

Top 10 Religion Schools in the U.S.

Finding the perfect college or university can be difficult, and if you are looking to apply to one of the top ten religion schools in the US, doing your research beforehand may really help you make the right decisions. A good method is to pick three to five of the top ten religion schools in US that you want to apply to so that you have options and backup plans. The list below is compiled from the top ten religion schools in the US as noted by Forbes, and consists of only Christian colleges and universities. Please keep in mind that there are plenty of options when it comes to different religions and denominations when you are looking for schools.   

Here are the top ten religion schools US*:

1. Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois)

Established in 1860 and it is a smaller campus as it consists of only 80 acres.  It is also a Liberal Arts school and is a Christian nondenominational college.  They have graduate and undergraduate programs in several areas including ancient languages, anthropology, environmental sciences and many more[1].

2. Westmont College (Santa Barbara, California)

Established in 1937 and it is a 130 acre campus that is Christian nondenominational.  They is a Liberal Arts school that has undergraduate programs in music, chemistry, biology and many others as well as pre-professional programs. It is ranked as one of the top 100 best liberal arts colleges in the nation[2].

3. George Fox University (Newberg, Oregon)

Established in 1891 and is a 108 acre campus.  They are an Evangelical Friends denominational university.  They are also ranked as one of the nation’s “healthiest” colleges.  George Fox offers traditional undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs in a number of areas. Most classes average around 20 students, so there is an intimate level of instruction, giving students better access to faculty[3].

4. Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts)

Established in 1889 and is a Liberal Arts college.  The campus is one of the larger ones at 550 acres and they are a non-denominational college.  They have 38 majors to choose from with 42 concentrations, and their classes are small enough that each student gets the individual attention that they need[4].

5. Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, Georgia)

This is a Presbyterian Church in America denominational affiliation college that was established in 1955.  They have both graduate and undergraduate degree programs, and base their core beliefs on what they call the 5 C’s, which are confession, calling, creation and culture, church, and community[5].

6. Whitworth University (Spokane, Washington)

This 200 acre campus has a denominational affiliation of Presbyterian Church in the United States and was established in 1890.  They have undergraduate, graduate, and adult programs. Whitworth is recognized as one of the top universities in the west and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities[6].

7. Houghton College (Houghton, New York)

Established in 1883 this 1,300 acre campus is a National Liberal Arts college that is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church denomination.  They offer majors in accounting art, bible, and biochemistry to name a few and have dual-degree programs as well as pre-professional programs. Houghton was also recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Colleges in 2013[7].

8. Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee, Oklahoma)

Established in 1910 and has a small campus of only 200 acres and is affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention.  They have many undergraduate degrees to choose from and offer students work study and study abroad options. OBU offers 10 bachelor’s degrees in 84 areas of study, giving prospective students several options when choosing an area to major in[8].

9. College of the Ozarks (Point Lookout, Missouri)

This is a Christian interdenominational college that was established in 1906.  They offer many choices when it comes to programs. They believe in Christian values and character, hard work and responsibility, and strive to instill their core beliefs within their student body[9].  

10. Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Established in 1876 and is a Christian reformed affiliated liberal arts college.  They offer programs in archaeology, art, biology and over 100 other programs to choose from. Calvin College offer a variety of student services in efforts to ensure students receive a quality education with the help they need to succeed[10]

 

These are just ten of several great religion schools you may be able to choose from in the United States. If you are interested, it may be a good idea to do you research on your top rated schools, find out their requirements, and start on your way to pursuing a degree from a school which offers upstanding religious values and services.

 

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*For more information, please visit: www.topchristiancolleges.org/top-ten.html

 

[1] For more information, please visit: www.wheaton.edu

[2] For more information, please visit: www.westmont.edu

[3] For more information, please visit: www.georgefox.edu

[4] For more information, please visit: www.gordon.edu

[5] For more information, please visit: www.covenant.edu

[6] For more information, please visit: www.whitworth.edu

[7] For more information, please visit: www.houghton.edu

[8] For more information, please visit: www.okbu.edu

[9] For more information, please visit: www.cofo.edu

[10] For more information, please visit: www.calvin.edu