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Andrews University, a distinctive Seventh-day Adventist Christian institution, transforms its students by educating them to seek knowledge and affirm faith in order to change the world.
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. Bell, a teacher, started a tiny school with only twelve 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.
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 that balance between theory and practice, and that you experience growth on your personal spiritual journey.
We are named after John Nevins Andrews (1829-1883), the biggest thinker in the 19th century 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 that we have taken to heart. Our motto is "Seek knowledge. Affirm faith. Change the world."
Students from across the United States and the globe are attracted to Andrews because of what we stand for and what we offer. U.S. News and World Report says that Andrews is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the nation.
Nestled among the rolling hills, wooded streams, and quaint lakeside villages that pepper the shores of Lake Michigan, Andrews's idyllic setting is perfect for outdoor recreation in every season. No matter what your niche is-water sports, winter sports, extreme sports-you'll find plenty of opportunities to escape and unwind doing something you love. Better still, there are groups of Andrews fanatics for just about every sport under the sun, so you'll always be in good company and have an excuse to break out and try something new. Don't miss out-dive into the Southwest Michigan sporting scene, and cash in that study break you've earned!