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Best Christian Colleges & Universities
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

April 16, 2018
Top Christian Colleges Consensus Ranked 2018

The College Consensus ranking of the Best Christian Colleges combines the published rankings of a wide selection of trusted media outlets, with the more trustworthy student review sites, to determine the overall most highly regarded Christ-centered* schools. Christian students of all denominations often find that a college experience rooted in their faith is the right choice for them, and with College Consensus’ all-encompassing method, prospective students can trust that their choice passes muster with the experts and the students alike.

(*As defined by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.)

How Do We Make Our Ranking of the Best Christian Colleges?

College Consensus takes an innovative approach to college rankings, combining data from the most reputable college ranking publishers with the most legit student reviews available. The Consensus uses established rankings such as Forbes, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and U.S. News & World Report to create the Publisher Rating. The Student Review Rating combines stats from Cappex, Niche, Unigo, and more. Together, they all add up to the Consensus Rating, one number to represent them all for a comprehensive, aggregate ranking.

American Christianity is a highly diverse, multi-faceted creature, with hundreds of denominations, and the higher education landscape dotted with Christian colleges and universities just like the real landscape is dotted with churches. Small and large, Christian colleges run the gamut, including schools rooted in the liberal arts, universities focused on research and professional education, and colleges dedicated to building an ethical, service-oriented workforce. For Christian students who find that an education in a Christian setting fits their needs, the College Consensus Best Christian Colleges ranking gives direction and focus to a search that could range near and far.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

As an innovative, aggregate ranking, College Consensus crosses all kinds of boundaries, treating students who have experienced college life with the same seriousness as the published experts who dominate college rankings. The Consensus method is designed to give the full view of the landscape, taking into consideration the voices of all of higher education’s stakeholders. With College Consensus, students can trust that they’re getting the facts, and nothing but the facts, converted into the most unbiased, comprehensive ranking yet. Read more about the College Consensus methodology on the About page.

Note: The Top Consensus Ranked Christian Colleges are listed in descending order by their Consensus score. In the event of ties, schools are ranked in alphabetical order with the same rank number.

1

Calvin College

Chapel exterior.2
73.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
67.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

Wheaton College (IL)

wheaton college
73
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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3

Taylor University

Taylor
71.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

Whitworth University

whitworth
70.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

William Jessup University

William Jessup University
70.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
67.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

Samford University

Samford
69.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
65
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

Northwestern College

Northwestern College
69.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

University of Mobile

University of Mobile
68.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Harding University

Harding U
68.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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10

Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University
68.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
63
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

John Brown University

John Brown University
67.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

College of the Ozarks

Ozarks
67.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
67.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Arizona Christian University

Arizona Christian University
67.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

Howard Payne University

Howard Payne
67.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
81
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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15

MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University
67.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
81.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

IWU
67.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

Bethel University (MN)

Bethel University
66.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

San Diego Christian College

San Diego Christian College
66
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

Asbury University

Asbury University
65.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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20

Westmont College

Westmont College
65.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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21

Columbia International University

CIU library
65.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Bethel College-Indiana

Bethel College Indiana
65.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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23

Oklahoma Baptist University

OKBU
65.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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23

Grace College and Theological Seminary

Grace Lakeside 1
65.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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25

Biola University

biola chapel
65.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
84.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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26

Huntington University

Huntington University
65
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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27

Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University
64.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

Baylor University

Baylor University
64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.4
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Wisconsin Lutheran College
64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University
64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College
64.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

LeTourneau University

Letourneau University
64.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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33

George Fox University

George Fox University
64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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33

California Baptist University

California baptist University
64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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33

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville
64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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36

Corban University

Corban College clock tower valley view
64.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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37

Messiah College

Messiah College
64.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

Covenant College

Covenant College
64
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
83
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

Kuyper College

Kuyper Campus
64
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
84
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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40

Dordt College

Dordt College
63.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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41

East Texas Baptist University

East Texas Baptist Univesity Marshall Hall
63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

Geneva College

geneva college
63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

Northwest Nazarene University

NNU campus
63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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44

Anderson University (SC)

Anderson University sc
63.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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44

Malone University

Malone University
63.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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46

University of Sioux Falls

usf campus in summer
62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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47

Eastern University

Eastern University e1521941961300
62.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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48

Judson University

Judson University
62.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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49

Houghton College

Houghton college
62.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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50

Campbell University

Campbell University
62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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50

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University
62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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52

Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University
62.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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53

Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University
62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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53

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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55

Lee University

Lee University
61.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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55

Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University
61.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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57

Walla Walla University

WALLA
61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

Hardin-Simmons University

Hardin Simmons University
61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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59

Point University

Point University
61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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60

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University
61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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61

Gordon College

Gordon College
61.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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62

Southwestern Christian University

SWCU
61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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63

Evangel University

Evangel University
60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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63

Roberts Wesleyan College

Roberts Wesleyan College
60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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63

Northwest University

Northwest University
60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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66

Montreat College

montreat
60.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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67

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls College
60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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67

Tabor College

Tabor College
60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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69

Crown College

Crown College
60.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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69

Warner University

Warner University e1524280852180
60.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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71

Anderson University (IN)

Anderson University
60.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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72

Seattle Pacific University

spu
60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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72

King University

King University
60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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72

Oklahoma Christian University

OK christian
60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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75

Simpson University

Simpson University
59.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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76

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University
59.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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76

Kentucky Christian University

Kentucky Christian University
59.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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78

North Greenville University

North Greenville University
59.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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79

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University
59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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80

North Park University

North Park University
58.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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80

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University
58.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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82

Mississippi College

Mississippi College
58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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82

North Central University

North Central University
58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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84

Cornerstone University

Cornerstone University
58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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84

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

University Mary Hardin Baylor
58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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86

Erskine College

Erskine College
58.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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87

Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University
58.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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87

Bluefield College

Bluefield College
58.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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89

Eastern Nazarene College

Eastern Nazarene College
57.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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90

Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University
57
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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91

Carson-Newman University

Carson Newman University
56.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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92

Faulkner University

Faulkner University
55.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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93

Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University
55.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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94

Oral Roberts University

oral roberts university college of theology and ministry
55.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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95

Vanguard University of Southern California

Vanguard University Southern California
55.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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96

Louisiana College

Louisiana College
54.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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97

University of Valley Forge

University of Valley forge
52.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
36
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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