(864) 977-7000
 


7 Reasons to Choose a Christian University

At North Greenville University, we’re well aware of a common concern for those considering attending a Christian university: you’ll be placed into a spiritual bubble, hampering the social and spiritual growth that comes with interacting with people who have different view and faiths.

It’s an admission question we get all the time.

But contrary to that belief, attending Christian colleges provides plenty of forms of healthy interactions with students, teachers, and others who have differing perspectives, points of view, and – sometimes challenging – beliefs.

Christian colleges are typically smaller than state schools and often are centers of research, thought, and social-good focused on a specific curriculum. Because North Greenville University is a liberal arts college, we excel in fields like Communication, Education, Sports Management, Fine Arts, Humanities, and more.

To help clear up any questions or concerns, we’ve laid out 7 reasons you should consider choosing a Christian university to call home during your college education, including 3 which are unique to only North Greenville University.

 

1. Gain the Christian Perspective

 

If faith is the center of your moral compass, then you’ll want to be a part of an institution that prioritizes Christian values and teachings throughout all the subjects that you study. In state schools, you get a secular perspective on subjects like politics, economics, social sciences, and more, often maintaining a very boilerplate, surface level understanding without getting any deeper context. Because ministry and Christian values drive much of the good done in our society, students of Christian universities have a decided leg up from state institutions by having the freedom to applying a deeper spiritual context into seemingly innocuous subjects.

 

2. Be Around People Who Share Your Values

 

While some incoming students fear being placed into a Christian echo chamber by attending a Christian college, the benefits of growth and opportunity at a Christian institution greatly outweigh any potential drawbacks. Students of Christian universities still have plenty of access to new experiences and points of view that will not only challenge their Christianity, but will deepen its roots. By choosing a place where students can share similar values, students of Christian universities benefit from sharing an education with people who are able to share and develop their values together – both in their career and their spiritual lives.

 

3. Exercise Your Faith

 

Simply put, a Christian college is a perfect place to celebrate and practice your Christian faith in your late teens and early 20s. Most state schools will have chapels on campus or at least a Christian church nearby, but Christian colleges incorporate that into the fabric of their campus and student life.

 

4. Pursuing a Theological Degree

 

If you wanted to specialize in Rocket Science, you’d pick a school that specializes in Rocket Engineering and has great contacts to the industry that you’ll be able to leverage upon graduation. So why wouldn’t you follow that same rule for a degree in theology or Christian studies?

A Christian university is going to have a definite leg up from any state school in the quality of theological curriculum. Additionally, because many Christian colleges are highly involved in their surrounding communities, students have the opportunity to leverage their enrollment into job opportunities immediately upon graduation.

 

5. The AMAZING Professors at NGU

 

It’s not easy to be known for how amazing your professors are, but it’s something that North Greenville University has managed to do for all colleges, including Christian and state schools. Because NGU keeps enrollment around 2,500 per semester, our teachers have the luxury and the freedom to be more creative and more involved in their students’ lives. And because of the values at NGU, our faculty is especially driven to enrich and improve their students, both in the classroom and out.

 

6. We’re Surprisingly Affordable

 

Let’s be real here: a lot of incoming students make their college decision based on finances, or lack thereof. Contrary to popular belief, it is entirely possible to get a world-class education without having to pay an arm and a leg like you do at most state colleges. As a private, Christian institution we offer a student to teacher ratio of 14:1 and a net price of tuition of around $15,000 with a 73% graduation rate.

 

7. You Get to Enjoy Our Gorgeous Campus

 

We know, we know. This isn’t directly related to attending a Christian campus, but it’s too good of a reason to leave off this list. Located about 15 miles north of Greenville, SC, NGU’s campus is set in the gorgeous rolling hills of upstate South Carolina, with lush green lawns and southern colonial architecture – some of which dates back to the early 1900s. It landed us on the list of the Top 25 Christian College Campuses by Christian Universities Online.

If you need any other reasons to choose a Christian college – specifically North Greenville University – then you should contact our helpful admissions department.

Learn More about All of Our Programs

This information is a post from NGUinsights.com, a  new blog to present a contemporary dialog about education today, the interplay of biblical principles and knowledge, and the furtherance of higher learning with a focus on quality and truth. Our desire is for NGU Insights to serve as a source of inspiration and value.

                   

Related Stories


Alisa Sandlin Settled on NGU for Its Scenic, ‘Gorgeous’ Setting
“I had lived in the middle of a big city for several years, and I knew that I wanted to live in a place completely different,” says NGU senior Alisa Sandlin.  

NGU’s Branyon Elected to State Organization Office
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal development of women educators.

125-Year Celebration Begins with Founders Day Chapel
"This is the day we celebrate the vision that happened here in the Dark Corner of South Carolina," said NGU Pres. Dr. Gene Fant Jr.

Danner: Commitment is Key to Success
Greer Mayor Rick Danner told graduates that the primary reason they are graduating is because they were committed to receiving their degree.  

NGU Guitar Teacher Wins All at Best New Instrument Contest
Keith Groover won first place with his made-from-scratch, one-of-a-kind instrument.

Life Answers Team Benefits From Beam, McFarland Book
Proceeds from sale of book to cover Team travel expenses

Jim Williams Honors Wife with New NGU Music Scholarship
Even though Jim Williams never attended NGU, his love for the school runs very deep.

Spring 2018 Commencement
Degrees are officially conferred at Commencement. Filled with pageantry, this ceremony will include an address from President Fant and the commencement speaker Erik Weir.