October 2, 2018

Most Selective Christian Colleges & Universities 2018

Rondall Reynoso
Wheaton College

Faith on View considers a lot of factors when putting together the Top Christian College Rankings. We evaluate 18 measures in four different categories, each worth 25%. One of the more interesting categories in the Student Selectivity category. 

The methodology page describes this category as follows:

Student selectivity is an important part of ranking a college. But, student selectivity should be broadly understood. The pedagogical concern in this section is how bright, motivated, and prepared students are to pursue college level work not how many students are not admitted. As a result while the acceptance rate is a part of the calculation here, more important are standardized test scores and student success in high school.

 In theory, the most selective schools should have the brightest and most motivated student body. But, when evaluating schools also consider that some have very fine honors programs which have a significantly

While student selectivity is important it isn’t everything. It is only 25% of the Faith on View Rankings. But, many people are interested how selective a school is so we also publish the top institutions in this category. Below are the top 10. Click the link below to see the full list.

  Rank   Score   Institution

  1. 1000   University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
  2. 935     Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  3. 867     Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)
  4. 848     St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
  5. 826     Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
  6. 806     Patrick Henry College (Percellville, VA)
  7. 798     Baylor University (Waco, TX)
  8. 774     Chapman University (Orange, CA)
  9. 770     Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)
  10. 765     Augustana College (Rock Island, IL)

See FULL List.

Make sure you take the time to check out the full rankings including rankings by size, value, region, state, and even major (still in progress).

Rondall Reynoso

Rondall is an artist, scholar, and speaker. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is completing a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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