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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1874
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 8975 Old 31, Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States, 49104
    • Phone:
    • +12694717771
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of Andrews University 

From the very start, back in 1874, Andrews University has placed serious scholarship, quality research and a strong focus on practical Christianity first on the list of things we think are important about attendance at a Christian university. We started out small. Mr. Goodloe Bell, a teacher, started a tiny school with only 12 students in Battle Creek, Michigan. This was the birth of what we now know as Andrews University. Today, Andrews is the best-known Adventist educational institution in the world.

We are named after John Nevins Andrews (1829–1883), the biggest thinker in the 19th-century Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was also the first sponsored missionary that the Church sent overseas. J.N. Andrews’ example of careful thought and compassionate action in Christian life is something we have taken to heart. Our motto is "Seek Knowledge. Affirm Faith. Change the World."

Academic Highlights

At Andrews we are serious about giving you choices. We offer options in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies. If you feel like spending a year abroad, you can choose from an impressive range of opportunities at Andrews affiliate schools or service posts around the globe. We are real people at Andrews. Whatever it is you choose to do here, we aim to make sure that you achieve balance between theory and practice, and experience growth on your personal spiritual journey. Students from across the United States and around the globe are attracted to Andrews because of what we stand for and what we offer. To find out how you can join this thinking, faith-focused and dynamic international community, browse on!

Life in Andrews University

The Academy provides the opportunity for students to engage in basketball, volleyball, floor hockey and other recreational activities. In cooperation with Andrews University, handball, racquetball and swimming are provided for Academy students. All recreation schedules are posted on the gymnasium bulletin board. 

School Ranking

Andrews University, Vanessa Williams, believed to be the youngest Caymanian to have achieved the CPA (Certified Public Accounting) qualification, was honoured at the West Bay Adventist


A high school GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in academic, college-preparatory coursework from an accredited high school; Minimum 1000 SAT (EBRW+Math) with scores of at 500 Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing and 500 Math* OR. Minimum 19 Composite ACT score with a minimum ACT score of 19 Reading and 19 Math.

Notable Alumni

  • Sir Patrick Allen
  • William Harrison Anderson
  • Samuele Bacchiocchi
  • Delbert Baker
  • Barry Black
  • Greg Constantine
  • Clifton Davis
  • Homer Drew
  • Jon Dybdahl
  • Desmond Ford
  • Gary Hamel
  • David Hegarty
  • Bruce Heischober
  • George R. Knight
  • Christopher Mwashinga
  • Morihiko Nakahara
  • Ole Andres Olsen
  • Bud Otis
  • Arthur Patrick
  • Jan Paulsen
  • Shirley Neil Pettis
  • Melba Phillips
  • Wintley Phipps
  • Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
  • Karl Rhoads
  • Ángel Manuel Rodríguez
  • Bill Shadel
  • John Luis Shaw
  • Philip T. Sica
  • George Speight
  • Edwin R. Thiele
  • Alden Thompson
  • Juan Carlos Viera
  • Ellet J. Waggoner
  • John David Waihe╩╗e III
  • Michael D. West
  • Neal C. Wilson
  • Benjamin Wilkinson
  • Aung La Nsang

Acceptance Rate

Andrews University is 57.7% acceptance rate.

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