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by Tyson Schritter
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Christian Colleges of Distinction 2017
Pick the Christian School That's Right for You
Here's a little-known secret that few people will admit to a student applying to colleges for the first time: It's not about finding the best school--it's about finding the best school for YOU.
The Christian schools in this guidebook are among the top schools in the country, so you can be sure that whatever school you pick from the Colleges of Distinction list is going to give you the chance to earn an excellent education and a valuable undergraduate experience.
You won't discover many the schools in this college guidebook by scanning the top 10 colleges in an annual numerical ranking. We go beyond the biased assumptions of numerical rankings and popularity surveys to show you something a little different. This reference guidebook to Christian colleges gives you a reliable, journalistic look at schools that may not have the biggest names in higher education, but that consistently do a great job educating undergraduate students in a Christian environment.
To be included, a college or university must meet our four criteria for a College of Distinction:
<ul><li>Engaged Students</li><li>Great Teaching</li><li>Vibrant Community</li><li>Successful Outcomes</li></ul>
Verifying that a school meets our high standards is a long process of interviews and hands-on research, so you can be sure that every school in this year's Christian Colleges of Distinction is vetted.
Christian schools that qualify as Colleges of Distinction also have smaller class sizes, a greater focus on students' individual needs, and are run by faculty and staff that do a great job of preparing their students for careers and graduate schools.
Our member schools to also incorporate many high-impact education practices. These are methods of teaching that research from the Association of American Colleges & Universities has proven to be effective. These practices include:
<ul><li>First-Year Seminars</li><li>Living Learning Communities</li><li>Common Intellectual Experiences</li><li>Internship Opportunities</li><li>Writing-Intensive Courses </li><li>Service and Community-Based Learning </li><li>Collaborative Assignments and Projects </li><li>Undergraduate Research</li><li>Diversity and Global Learning</li><li>Capstone Courses and Projects</li></ul>
The perfect school for you is out there--and you can use this list of Christian colleges and universities, plus the advice and lessons at the front of the book, to simplify your search and speed up the decision-making process.
If you're interested in attending one of the best Christian schools in the country, you've come to the right place. Download a sample and get started today!