Having started out as a small Christian school with only 12 students in 1874, Andrews University has excelled beyond what many universities hope to achieve in their lifetime. Offering undergraduate, graduate, as well as doctoral studies, Andrews prides itself in helping students achieve a spiritual growth, while successfully growing in their career paths. They place heavy a amount of their acceptance on Christian belief, being a college with a strong basis of Christianity.
The mission of Andrews University is to guide students along a moral path, while teaching them to seek knowledge and affirm faith in order to change the world. They strongly believe a student who follows their faith in the Lord while applying that faith to their studies and in practice after graduation, will move on to change the world, while pursuing a successful career.
Andrews also has a wealth of knowledge to offer students wishing to travel abroad, with a number of partnering schools scattered around the globe. The enrollment for the 2013 year at Andrews will see its second highest enrollment rate ever, having increased enrollment numbers by 800 students in 11 years. But those numbers merely reflect the students at the eight campuses of Andrews University. There are also 3,686 students fulfilling Andrews degrees at extension or partnering schools.
Andrews does not only offer university studies, however. It also offers courses at the elementary level, high school level, as well as job corps – a program offering diplomas and career training for at-risk students and adults.
Andrews University recently ranked number 553 in “America’s Top Colleges” on Forbes.com out of more than 6000 colleges. Forbes generally gives an overall rating as well as subcategory ratings. Andrews also populated the lists of “Best Private Colleges,” “Best Research Universities,” as well as “Best in the Midwest.”
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Andrews is also known as one of the best ranking Adventist institutions in the world, as well as one of the most culturally diverse, according to U.S. News and World Report. Andrews is ranked number 189 as a national university on the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges 2013” issue. It is also the only Adventist school in the classification.