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Since its founding in 1937, Ancilla College has combined a liberal arts foundation with personal attention to offer high quality, transferable, associate degree programs. Ancilla offers more than 25 degree programs from agriculture to science, business to
nursing. Small class sizes, built-in student support systems, more than 20 athletic programs, and a beautiful, safe, rural campus all provide an environment for student success. Founded by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Ancilla remains committed to teaching, learning, service, and faith.
Founded by the Church of God in 1917, Anderson University’s Christian liberal arts education encourages students to ask hard questions. With more than 50 majors, including new programs in sport marketing, computer engineering, and information security, AU prepares students for a life of faith and service in the church and society. AU’s 14 intercollegiate sports compete in the NCAA Division III, including swimming as of 2016-2017, and lacrosse as of 2018-2019. AU hosts new student activities every weekend through the Campus Activities Board, as well as a nationally recognized intramurals program with 16 unique sports. When you start your story at AU, you begin a journey of study, fellowship, and servanthood with the support of committed faculty, staff, and people who will become your lifelong friends.
Calling and career connect at Bethel College. A fully accredited Christian college of arts and sciences, Bethel is nationally recognized for academic quality and service. With over 50 areas of study, our career-proven academic approach combines small class sizes with personalized instruction. The career and calling milestones program guides students to career readiness with exceptional success (medical school acceptance twice the national average; 100 percent pass rate on nursing state licensure exam). Bethel’s urban location, with access to more than 16,000 employers, offers great internship and job opportunities. Study abroad programs, clubs, spiritual life, service learning, and intramural and varsity sports are also available. The Bethel Pilots have won more than 35 national championships in 19 sports since 1992.
Experiential learning, faculty mentors, internships, study abroad, community outreach, and fun — Butler has it all. By the end of senior year, 97 percent of grads are employed, attending grad school, or participating in a gap-year experience. Everyone at Butler is empowered and expected to look out for one another in our “Community of Care.” With more than 160 student organizations, intramural sports, and countless programs, it’s no wonder 94 percent of students are involved. Campus is #BUtiful with over 295 park-like acres and amazing architecture. A small school with big-time athletics, Butler plays in the BIG EAST Conference against some of the nation’s best. #GoDawgs
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Ranked as one of the most diverse in the Midwest, Calumet College of St. Joseph has historically been a college of opportunity for first-generation and non-traditional students and others for whom the idea of “going away” was impossible. Today, it also counts students from across the country and globe, attracted by high-quality programs in a small-college setting and 20 athletic teams for men and women competing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. A 30-minute drive from downtown Chicago, the college is committed to a mission of social justice and practices regional stewardship. Blending a career-oriented curriculum with Catholic-education values, CCSJ imbues graduates with academic preparation, ethical standards, and personal responsibility.
For almost two centuries, DePauw has intellectually challenged and inspired students to serve and lead. DePauw is known for linking liberal arts education with life’s work, reflected in our graduates’ professional success and global contributions. Our faculty will challenge you to enhance your analytical skills, improve your writing and speaking, and broaden your world perspectives. Our Honors Scholars and Fellows programs offer experiential learning to those seeking additional challenges. One of the first in America, DePauw’s School of Music offers conservatory-level education within a liberal arts context. More than 90 percent of students complete some type of off-campus study, including internships around the world during our distinctive Winter Term.
A global perspective comes naturally at Earlham, with students from nearly 50 states and over 70 countries, more than 70 percent of students studying abroad in our nationally-ranked programs, and two-thirds of the faculty having led a program in locations spanning Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Earlham offers degrees in 40 fields, as well as self-designed studies, pre-professional programs, and a dual-degree engineering program. The 800-acre campus includes trails, woods, and ponds for recreation and scientific discovery, and well-equipped facilities for varsity and intramural sports. Rooted in Quaker tradition, we expect our students to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and seek insights from differing perspectives. The privilege of studying here brings the responsibility to live lives of significance.
Many colleges offer a liberal arts education, but at Franklin, we live it. Our students are more than just well-rounded, they’re equipped with unique skill sets and empowered to be tomorrow’s leaders. Rigorous academic programs are designed to expand students’ interests and passions across disciplinary lines all while preparing them for impactful careers. At Franklin, faculty advocates push students to learn what it means to think critically, seek out all perspectives and examine issues from a multitude of angles. They also help create personalized academic plans ensuring students embark on learning journeys that best fit their specific interests and goals. Not only does the college take pride in its substantial academic offerings, but a commitment to excellence permeates every aspect of campus culture, from community engagement to personal integrity.
Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability, and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select master’s degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 900 students from more than 30 states and 25 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term), and exceptional educational value. Rooted in the Mennonite tradition of an historic peace church, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens, and servant leaders.
Grace College is an accredited, Christ-centered institution of higher education. Growth and a culture of innovation define Grace’s reputation for holding fast to its mission while finding innovative methods to provide educational excellence. Students at Grace receive hands-on experience through Applied Learning internships and cross-cultural experiences. Grace College students can opt to save time and money with an accelerated three-year degree, through a model of sustainable affordability. Grace offers on-campus and online graduate degrees, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degree completion programs. Grace College is a Christ-centered, connected community of higher education that applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service.
Hanover College is the only Indiana school named “one of the country’s most beautiful campuses.” The natural beauty of the college is augmented by its academic reputation for developing outstanding alumni through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and supportive faculty and staff. Hanover offers distinctive programs in engineering, business, and health and biomedical sciences. One hundred percent of business students graduate with a paid, project-based internship, and Hanover is the only college in the state to offer undergraduate health and biomedical science students both a cadaver lab and human patient simulators. Hanover’s traditional liberal arts majors prepare students well for the world after college, with 98 percent of graduates employed or in graduate school within seven months of graduation.
Holy Cross College
Our commitment to each student: to educate your heart and mind. Founded by the Brothers of Holy Cross, we welcome people of all faiths to our Catholic campus. Our Four Pillars include: a first-year interdisciplinary seminar class, a hands-on service learning experience, cultural and global immersion opportunities, and a guaranteed professional internship. You’ll learn how your passions, talents, and gifts can change the world in a small setting with professors who challenge your mind and excite your spirit. The Holy Cross experience is enhanced by countless academic and social opportunities for student engagement on the campuses of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College just steps away from your residence hall.
Huntington University is a comprehensive, Christian, liberal arts university with programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, including animation, film production, nursing, exercise science, agriculture, and occupational therapy. Huntington offers degrees online, as well as in Huntington, Fort Wayne, and Peoria, Arizona. Students gain hands-on experience through our Enterprise Resource Center, which connects students with businesses, social service agencies, churches, and government offices across the country, and have the opportunity to do research with professors. Committed to providing a quality, Christ-centered education to all its students, Huntington educates men and women to impact the world for Christ through scholarship and service.
Established in 1930 in Fort Wayne as an engineering college, today’s Indiana Tech is a dynamic, comprehensive university that arms its students with career-focused degrees and skills that employers seek. Our school educates students well beyond its home base with regional campuses throughout the Midwest and online programs that meet the needs of students worldwide. Indiana Tech specializes in
career-oriented degrees in business, engineering, computer science, criminal justice, health care administration and education. Many instructors bring real-world industry experience to the learning environment. In all, Indiana Tech offers more than 60 options at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels. As a non-profit college, our focus is student success, not shareholder success.
Indiana Wesleyan University
There’s a unique energy at Indiana Wesleyan University — a combination of innovation, purpose, and faith. Students discover their God-given life calling and develop in character, scholarship, and leadership. IWU offers over 80 undergraduate and more than 35 graduate degrees. Committed to growing as a multicultural institution, IWU seeks out and celebrates the uniqueness in all of God’s creation. Living on a beautiful sprawling residential campus, students run the school’s McConn Coffee Co.; conduct, publish, and present research nationally and abroad; and travel the globe for study and mission work. IWU Wildcat athletics have won 164 conference championships, 29 NCCAA national championships, and 11 individual and team NAIA national championships.
At Manchester, you’ll find a welcoming community where people know your name and care about you. Our rigorous liberal arts education will challenge you, and personal attention from our faculty and staff will support you. You’ll develop critical skills that prepare you for
graduate school or the career of your dreams. With more than 60 areas of study, you can follow your deepest passion — or discover a new one. Your Manchester experience may take you to the jungle of Nicaragua, a café in Paris, or a stream in Alaska. You’ll learn, too, as you experience the joy of making a difference in other people’s lives. Tell us where you want to go, and we’ll help you get there.
What are you made of? It’s a pivotal question. At Marian University, we’ll challenge you to think about who you want to become. You’ll work hard, but faculty will teach and mentor you every step of the way. You’ll participate in real research and field experiences. You’ll connect with top employers for internships and jobs. With 60 undergraduate and graduate degrees, experiential curriculum, study-abroad programs, and Honors Academy, you’ll become a creative problem-solver, critical thinker, and clear communicator. The only Catholic university in Indianapolis, we’ll inspire you with our faith and Franciscan values. You’ll graduate with the skills to be a leader in your chosen career and a commitment to making our world a better place.
Martin is a liberal arts institution that prides itself on being unique, future-oriented, and student-centered. The university offers theoretical and experiential learning experiences that allow full immersion in the student’s chosen field. Martin’s mission is to provide excellence in educating and developing traditional and non-traditional students in an inclusive, supportive, and healthy collegiate environment. Martin offers 13 bachelor’s degrees in an array of disciplines including addiction counseling, religious studies, and criminal justice. The School of Education opens in the fall of 2017. Students enjoy the benefit of the unique service learning and leadership curriculum, individualized degree plans, and the personal attention of faculty mentors.
Oakland City University
For more than a hundred years, Oakland City University has taken a different approach to higher education — each student is treated as an individual, and bold, imaginative teaching, and personal interaction between students and faculty remain fundamental. OCU’s four schools provide a wide array of over 50 degree options, including doctoral and master’s, that are designed to meet the diverse needs of students and their future employers. The university has historically offered traditional liberal arts programs, such as English, math, and social sciences; business degrees are offered in both traditional and accelerated formats. OCU is known throughout the United States for its Secondary and Elementary Education and Christian Studies programs.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is one of the few private colleges specializing in undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics. For nearly two decades, it has been ranked as the nation’s #1 school for undergraduate engineering. Rose-Hulman’s educational philosophy focuses on small classes, dedicated teachers, and innovative curriculum. For the past quarter century, the placement rate of its graduates has been nearly 100 percent, with the average starting salary for 2017 graduates in the $70,000 range. Approximately 85 percent of students participate in one or more of its student organizations, including professional and technical ones, performing arts, recreational sports, Greek letter organizations, student newspaper, and NCAA Division III men’s and women’s sports.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, a Catholic liberal arts college for women and men, students emerge as strong leaders prepared for life. With a perfect blend of liberal arts and career exploration, students become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Founded by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence in 1840, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College offers 32 undergraduate degree programs and more than 20 clubs and organizations, encouraging exploration in many fields of knowledge. Two signature degrees are equine studies, the only such program in Indiana, and a four-year combined bachelor’s and master’s of Leadership Development. Nearly 30 percent of students participate in nine women’s and men’s intercollegiate sports.
Saint Mary's College
A Catholic women’s college, Saint Mary’s is ranked among the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges, offering academic excellence and unique programs like a dual degree in engineering with the University of Notre Dame and student-designed majors. Women may study abroad during the academic year or for shorter study-and-serve in countries such as Argentina, Kenya, Ireland and South Korea. They can lead and participate in one or more of 70 organizations, intramural athletics, and eight varsity sports. Eighty percent participate in service work. A co-exchange program allows participation in a variety of Notre Dame activities, including marching band. The single-gender environment has been proven to foster confidence, ethical leadership, and strong academic success.
Don’t leave your faith in the hallway. Taylor University is a Christian liberal arts college dedicated to academic excellence and whole-person discipleship. With state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, award-winning art and science programs, numerous travel opportunities and a vibrant campus community, Taylor challenges students to ask questions, think critically, examine assumptions and interrogate faith and learning. Taylor alumni go on to rewarding careers in every field, from engineering, kinesiology and medicine to teaching, writing and filmmaking. Taylor is ranked in the top three nationally for short-term study abroad. Since 2006, U.S. News and World Report has named Taylor the #1 baccalaureate college in the Midwest.
Since its founding in 1884, Trine has been known for excellence in everything it does. The fastest-growing private college in Indiana, Trine offers students more than 35 majors in fields like business, education, engineering, health sciences, and more — providing about $27,000 in financial aid on average to each student. Last year, 99.3 percent of graduates were in graduate school or employed in their field within six months. Trine has invested $155 million in new and renovated facilities since 2000 on its beautiful high-tech campus. A new field house, turf stadium, tennis center, and championship golf course add to the excitement of Trine’s NCAA sports, with bowling, esports, an ice arena, and men’s and women’s hockey teams coming in 2017.
University of Evansville
Founded in 1854, the University of Evansville is based in the liberal arts and sciences with more than 80 majors and 100 areas of study. More than half of UE students study abroad, many at Harlaxton College, UE’s living and learning center in Grantham, England, which was recently named the nation’s number-one study abroad program. Student-athletes compete in NCAA Division I, and students may join and lead more than 150 student organizations. The UE Guarantee assures that each incoming student will graduate in four years or the fifth is paid for; receive a scholarship; have access to at least one internship and the opportunity for more; have the opportunity to study abroad; and be mentored by committed faculty.
University of Indianapolis
One of the Midwest’s top private universities, University of Indianapolis is recognized for an educational environment that converges real-world experience and personal attention. A liberal arts core emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity across 100 undergraduate programs, 37 master’s programs, and six doctoral programs in arts, sciences, humanities, business, education, engineering, and health sciences. The UIndy Health Pavilion houses nationally respected nursing, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, and related health programs. The Professional Edge Center prepares students for life after graduation through internships, mentorship and career preparation. As an NCAA Division II school, the University offers 23 men’s and women’s sports. Housing options
include Greyhound Village Apartments for juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame, an independent Catholic university founded in 1842 by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, is ranked among the top national institutions of higher learning and offers nearly 70 majors within five colleges. Notre Dame’s 98 percent retention rate between freshman and sophomore years is among the highest in the country. Notre Dame’s overall graduation rate is 95 percent. Students take advantage of international study, community-based learning, and undergraduate research opportunities. Although not required, 85 percent of Notre Dame undergraduate students are actively engaged in service work.
University of Saint Francis
Rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, University of Saint Francis serves over 2,000 dynamic, diverse students inspired to “pay it forward.” With over 70 academic programs, students are guided to fulfilling careers by expert faculty every step of the way. USF’s reputation ensures top companies and organizations seek our graduates, with 96 percent working, pursuing additional degrees, or serving in the military or volunteer programs within six months of graduation. Students extend their education through 40 clubs and organizations and 16 intercollegiate sports; the Cougars are proud of their five NAIA national championships and 41 appearances. In renovated historic buildings at USF Downtown, business and music technology students showcase their experiential learning.
Located about an hour southeast of Chicago, Valparaiso offers more than 70 areas of study in liberal arts and sciences and professional studies within five colleges, including Christ College — The Honors College. Valpo combines a liberal arts background with degrees in STEM fields, health care, business, and engineering — backed by a placement rate above 90 percent for nearly 25 years. Valpo offers leadership, research, community outreach, study abroad and internship opportunities, and more than 130 extracurricular activities, including NCAA Division I Athletics. State-of-the-art facilities include one of only five solar furnaces in the United States, Doppler radar, and the new, 55,000-square-foot Center for the Sciences: Chemistry and Biochemistry.
One of only three colleges for men in the United States, Wabash educates men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely. Founded in 1832, Wabash offers a liberal arts curriculum with 25 majors, pre-professional programs in medicine and law, and dual-degree programs in engineering. Students at Wabash follow only one rule, the Gentleman’s Rule, which requires them to behave as
gentlemen and responsible citizens. Liberal Arts Plus Initiatives provide students co-curricular opportunities in Democracy and Public Discourse, Digital Arts and Humanities, Global Health, and the Center for Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship. Athletes compete in 12 sports in NCAA Division III and the North Coast Athletic Conference.