The 8 Best Christian Colleges in New York for 2024


The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Christian colleges in New York to save you the search.

Searching for the best Christian colleges in New York can involve a fair bit of research with a number of options across the state. According to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the religious composition of Christian adults in the state is 60 percent. New York’s Christian higher learning landscape includes colleges and universities with varying degrees of religious study, as well as dedicated Bible colleges for a scripture-first approach.

Choosing the institution that is right for you will largely depend on your spiritual and educational goals. It’s with this in mind that our editors assembled this list of the best Christian colleges in New York to consider. Each entry includes the school’s location and a brief “From the institution” description to give you a high-level overview of the college and save you time. Simply click the college name or logo to go direct to the institution’s website if you want to learn more.

Note: The best Christian colleges in New York are ranked in alphabetical order.

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The Best Christian Colleges in New York

Concordia CollegeConcordia College

Location: Bronxville, NY

From the institution: “Concordia College is located in Bronxville, NY, a picturesque suburban village in Westchester County, just 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of New York City. Concordia College New York is a Christian higher education community of learning where mutual respect flourishes, responsibility is developed and reverence for God is cultivated so that students can pursue lives of passion, purpose and service. We are anchored in a living Lutheran heritage as we strive to follow Jesus Christ. We express this identity with an ethics-infused curriculum and a faith-informed community life.”

Houghton CollegeHoughton College

Location: Houghton, NY

From the institution: “Houghton College is a nationally ranked Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences and the best priced Christian college in the nation. Here, you will be equipped for lifelong success as a courageous servant leader through customizable programs offered in Houghton, NY, Buffalo, Utica, and online. Take the next step to discover how this close-knit Christian community will help you accelerate your path to your God-given potential.”

Nyack CollegeNyack College

Location: New York City, NY

From the institution: “Nyack College, a Christian and Missionary Alliance educational institution, through its undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs, pursues its historic mission of preparing men and women to “take the whole Gospel to the whole world. At Nyack, we seek to exalt Jesus Christ by being Academically Excellent. Excellence. There may not be a more subjective word in all of the English language. We reveal a great deal about ourselves by the things that we consider excellent. This is true whether we are speaking as individuals or as institutions.”

Roberts Wesleyan CollegeRoberts Wesleyan College

Location: Rochester, NY

From the institution: “We’re a group of scholars, dedicated to service and spiritual formation at a Christ-centered College anchored in liberal arts. We’re a place students can wrestle with hard questions and still feel safe. We’re a foundation for your career. We’re the catalyst to your next job. We’re starting off the 2020 academic year with the largest (and most diverse) freshman class since 2015. Even more than all of that, we’re your next home. Whether it be for 4 years, 2 years, or 16 months, we’ll be your family.”

St. Francis CollegeSt. Francis College

Location: Brooklyn Heights, NY

From the institution: “St. Francis College is a private, independent, co-educational, urban college whose Franciscan and Catholic traditions underpin its commitment to academic excellence, spiritual and moral values, physical fitness, social responsibility, and life-long learning. We educate the whole person for a full, relational life, developing the students’ talents and abilities to form confident alumni well prepared for graduate study, for meaningful, fulfilling careers, as well as for collaborative, service-oriented leadership.”

The King's CollegeThe King’s College

Location: New York, NY

From the institution: “The King’s College is a Christian liberal arts college in New York City’s Financial District founded in 1938. We choose to engage our culture at its heart, providing students with opportunities they won’t find elsewhere. The College’s Core Curriculum gives students a robust intellectual foundation for principled leadership throughout society. The King’s College is a Christian liberal arts college in New York City’s Financial District founded in 1938. We choose to engage our culture at its heart, providing students with opportunities they won’t find elsewhere.”

St. Joseph's CollegeSt. Joseph’s College

Location: Brooklyn, NY

From the institution: “Founded in 1916 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the mission of St. Joseph’s College is to provide a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, rooted in a liberal arts tradition that supports provision for career preparation and enhancement. The College prepares each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service; a life that is worthy of our motto: Esse non videri — “To be, not to seem.”

Vellore Christian Medical CollegeVellore Christian Medical College

Location: New York, NY

From the institution: “Dedicated to supporting the mission, and adhering to the Christian-influenced values of the Christian Medical College (CMC) of Vellore, India, the Vellore CMC Foundation raises funds for CMC to ensure the advancement of medical research, student education, and high-quality healthcare, all with the utmost compassion for people they serve. We are dedicated to preserving the legacy of CMC’s Founder, Ida Scudder, who embraced empathy by connecting humanity and medicine, led with wisdom by finding larger meaning in the smallest things, and serving tirelessly with grace and humility.”

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