Christian Universities Online Publishes Ranking of 25 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the South 2017

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DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (, has published a ranking of the 25 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the South 2017. Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, claimed the top spot on the list. Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina, and Faulkner University of Montgomery, Alabama, round out the top three. The ranking can be viewed at

Other schools making the list include (in alphabetical order):

Anderson University – Anderson, South Carolina

Asbury University – Wilmore, Kentucky

Belhaven University – Jackson, Mississippi

Bluefield College – Bluefield, Virginia

Bryan College – Dayton, Tennessee

Campbellsville University – Campbellsville, Kentucky

Carson-Newman University – Jefferson City, Tennessee

Charleston Southern University – Charleston, South Carolina

Emmanuel College – Franklin Springs, Georgia

Liberty University – Lynchburg, Virginia

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Mississippi College – Clinton, Mississippi

Montreat College – Montreat, North Carolina

North Greenville University – Tigerville, South Carolina

Regent University – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Shorter University – Rome, Georgia

Southeastern University – Lakeland, Florida

Southern Wesleyan University – Central, South Carolina

Trevecca Nazarene University – Nashville, Tennessee

Union University – Jackson, Tennessee

University of Mobile – Prichard, Alabama

Warner University – Lake Wales, Florida

Williams Baptist College – Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

This ranking employs the same methodology found in an earlier ranking from Christian Universities Online– 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities in the US 2016. Both rankings give consideration to a variety of categories. Each category is given equal weight to provide a ranking with as much objectivity as possible. These are as follows: 1) continuity of campus; 2) architectural style; 3) signature building(s); and 4) natural setting. The scores in each category were standardized and combined to rank these top 25 schools. Each school included in this ranking is either a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) or considered member eligible.

Anna-Rebekah Orr, site editor, states that the goal of the ranking was to highlight schools whose campuses compliment their educational offerings with a visually appealing environment. Orr states, “While a beautiful campus is never the sole criterion for choosing a school, aesthetic appeal cannot be dismissed as unimportant. A beautiful college campus forms the backdrop of one’s college experience, becomes the locus of fond memories, and has the potential to function as a haven for personal growth and learning. A regional ranking like this one, because it is more narrow in scope than a national ranking, allows some local schools to be showcased for their campus appeal. We hope this list will be a useful guide for students who are interested in attending college in the south.”

Christian Universities Online ( is an online resource for students and families researching Christian higher education. The site publishes rankings and reviews of the best Christian colleges and universities, information about Christian scholarships and financial aid, and many other resources for finding, getting into, and paying for a quality Christian education.

Michael Templeton
Site Editor
(919) 858-6153

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