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College Beat: Top Christian and Conservative Secular Colleges in the U.S.
Written by Christi Given | February 18, 2015
Are you seeking a college you would like to attend and leaning toward a school with Christian values or more of a conservative worldview? Here are lists of top Christian colleges in different regions of the United States, according to Forbes’ rankings.
Some of the best Christian colleges in the Southeastern U.S.:
- Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee (one of the top-ranked by The Princeton Review)
- Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi
- Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama
Some of the best Christian colleges in the Northeastern U.S. that were ranked on students’ success rates, graduation within four years and lower debt:
- Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Houghton College in Houghton, New York
- Gordon College in Wenhem, Massachusetts
- Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Some of the best Christian colleges in the Western U.S.:
- Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California (Southern California; where I attended)
- Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington
- George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon
- Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California
To find more schools in the West, go to TopChristianColleges.org.
Some of the best Christian colleges in the Midwestern U.S.:
- Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa
- Anderson University on Anderson, Indiana
- Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana
- Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois
If you are not seeking a Christian school, but looking for a more conservative college, you can also have a good education. Here is a list of schools that may be a good fit for you:
- Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan
- Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia
- Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
Recently, I read an article on why Christians should go to public schools, but I believe that it depends on each person. Click here to read the piece from Relevant magazine.
Also, in my experience, it was a much better, more enriching experience not only going to a private Christian school, but a university that I felt called to go to. Everyone is different—some people may want to get an education from a specific place with an emphasis on their major, and that’s fine, too—but I wanted to give you the information based on some of the top schools in the U.S. that are Christian schools.
PI Girls, what college do you want to attend, currently attend or possibly have already attended? Do you desire to go to a Christian or non-Christian school?