Andrews University is a private institution of higher education located in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Andrews University was established in 1874 in Battle Creek Michigan as the Battle Creek College. In 1901 the school moved to its current location in Berrien Springs and was renamed the Emmanuel Missionary College. In 1960 the school adopted its current name in honor of John Nevins Andrews, the first overseas missionary sent out by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As a Seventh-day Adventist institution, Andrews University encourages strong moral principles of all its faculty and students. While committed to the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Andrews University nonetheless celebrates the diversity of faiths which are represented on its campus and respects students with differing opinions, beliefs, and out-workings of faith.
Academic ProgramsAndrews University’s mission is to be “a distinctive Seventh-day Adventist institution, [which] transforms its students by educating them to seek knowledge and affirm faith in order to change the world.” Andrews University’s vision is for students to: “seek knowledge; affirm faith; change the world.” The University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1939. Nearly a dozen colleges and schools make up Andrews University, including the College of Arts & Sciences; the Department of Aviation; the School of Architecture & Interior Design; the School of Business Administration; the School of Distance Education & International Partnerships; the School of Education; the School of Health Professions; and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary.
Over 100 undergraduate programs are offered at Andrews University in addition to approximately 70 graduate programs, which are supervised by the School of Graduate Studies & Research. A variety of off-campus programs are also offered at Andrews University through affiliations and extension schools located in nearly 20 countries across five continents. The School of Distance Education & International Partnerships coordinates the University’s off-campus programs, including its Study Overseas programs which are offered in several locations, such as Argentina, Austria, England, Taiwan, and Italy.
Student LifeAndrews University has a total enrollment figure of more than 3,000, including nearly 2,000 undergraduate students. Nearly 100 countries are represented in Andrews University’s student body and the University has been named among the top five schools in the nation for campus ethnic diversity as well as in the top 10 among universities with the highest percentage of international students.
Andrews University’s campus is located next to the Village of Berrien Springs, Michigan in Oronoko Charter Township, an area with a population of over 9,000. Just twelve miles away from the beaches of Lake Michigan, Andrew’s University is also a mere 25 miles from South Bend, Indiana, where the University of Notre Dame is located. Andrew’s University’s 1,600 acre campus is designated as an arboretum and includes more than two dozen instructional buildings, four residence halls, and four apartment complexes; a fine arts performance hall, an airport, and several service and support buildings. In short, Andrew’s University’s campus provides students with access to just about any and everything they’d ever need.