Admissions FAQs

What are the Admissions deadlines?

NGU has open enrollment, meaning students can register until the first day of class.

What is the required SAT/ACT score?

The NGU Admissions Office would like to see 1000 on the SAT and a 20 on the ACT; however, all the files from each applicant are reviewed.

What is the required GPA?

The NGU Admissions Office would like to see at LEAST a 3.0 GPA

Are Freshmen required to live on campus?

Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, all new, readmitted or returning students are required to live on campus for a minimum of 8 consecutive regular (fall/spring) semesters.  Some exemptions are allowed with the submission of a Housing Exemption Form and proper documentation.  Students that are Freshmen are allowed to commute as long as they are living at home with a parent or guardian.  Please call Student Services with any questions at 864.977.7121.

Are Freshmen allowed to have cars?

Yes, Freshmen are allowed to have cars.  There is a $50.00 parking fee each year that a student has a car on campus.

What is the food like in the Dining Hall?

The Dining Hall always has a variety of options for each meal of the day. There is a sandwich/Panini buffet, a Pizza buffet, a stir-fry or vegetarian buffet (depending on the day), two main “meal of the day” buffets which is typically something home cooked like Fried Chicken and all the sides. There’s also a “fast-food” style buffet that serves hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, etc. And then of course there is a salad bar, cereal station, and dessert bar. See what our dining services has to offer and browse their menu options.

What is the student to faculty ratio?

The student to faculty ratio is 15:1. The average class size has around 15 students.

How much is annual tuition, room and board?

Total cost for tuition, room, and board for the School Year is only $24,690

Are girls and guys allowed to go into each others rooms?

Girls and Guys are not allowed in each others dorms, but they are allowed to hang out anywhere on or off campus.

Is each student required to have a computer on campus?

Students are not required to have their own computer on campus. There are several computer labs on campus that students have access to. Feel free to contact IT Services if you have any questions at 864.977.7272.

How many students attend NGU?

Almost 2,400 students attend NGU.

What is the male to female ratio at NGU?

Guy to Girl ratio is 1:1 at NGU.

What are Cultural Events?

Cultural Events are special events held on campus that showcase the different Fine Art departments. Students are required to attend 3 Cultural Events per semester. View all of the events for the coming semester or contact the Fine Arts Department if you're interested in finding out more information.

How often is Chapel?

Chapel is held twice a week at 10am in Turner Chapel. The worship is typically student led and the speakers come from all over the world. In the Fall, a Global Missions Conference is held and missionaries from various parts of the world come to participate in this special conference. In the Spring, two other unique worship conferences are held: Christian Worldview Week and Student Led Renewal. During Christian Worldview Week, renowned authors and speakers come to share about how to have a Christian perspective in the world and incorporating that into your everyday life. During Student Led Renewal, NGU students get the opportunity to hear from their peers about what the Lord is doing in their life.Check out our Campus Ministries section to see how you could get involved or find more information.

Do you receive a grade in chapel?

Yes. Grades are determined upon attendance. Each student is assigned a seat in chapel and attendance is taken by Campus Ministries staff.

What are some ways that I can get involved on campus?

There are SO many opportunities for students to get involved at NGU. If you're interested in traveling on mission trips, serving in the community, playing intramural sports, using your musical ability, ministering to the people in your hall, performing in the Arts, joining a club or organization, or using your technical skills, there is a place for you to get involved at NGU.

Is there a curfew at NGU?

NGU does not have a curfew; however, there is a back gate that closes at 12:00am on the weekdays and 1:00am on the weekends. Students are required to go through a gate check with our campus security officers to ensure that the people that are on campus are allowed to be on campus. This is a successful security measure to make sure that our students are kept safe on campus.

What is BSU?

BSU stands for Baptist Student Union. BSU is an organization that sends out a variety of impact teams to serve the community. They also host a campus led worship service on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in Turner Chapel. More information about BSU can be found on the BSU section of the website.

To check out some more interesting facts and stats about NGU's faculty and students; take a look at our Crusader Quick Facts!