Christendom College

Front Royal, VA

Christendom College, founded in 1977, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 100-acre campus is located in the town of Front Royal, 65 miles from Washington, D.C.

Website: www.christendom.edu/

Private
Co-ed
493
Undergraduate
Students
(56.8%) 280 Women
(43.2%) 213 Men
80
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
89% of 322 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
530-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
22-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$36,640
Tuition and Fees
$26,360
Room and Board
$10,280
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$18,729
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,877
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
25
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
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Campus Life

Front Royal Population
14,666
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Crusader
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.1% Asian
0.2% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
93.1% Unknown
International Students
2.8% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   2
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   1
History   2
Academic Electives   1

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
134 Christendom Drive
City, State, Zip
Front Royal, VA 22630-5103
Phone
(540) 636-2900
Fax
(540) 636-1655
E-mail
admissions@christendom.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
 
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Two writing samples for those with SAT scores lower than 1000 or ACT scores lower than 21 recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 322 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 185 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 137 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
133 (47%) of 286 admitted students enrolled
Women
79 (48%) of 166 admitted students enrolled
Men
54 (45%) of 120 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
90% of 199 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.60
3.75 and Above
54%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
0%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
600-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
37%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
15%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
22-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
28%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$36,640
Tuition and Fees
$26,360
Room and Board
$10,280
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
   

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
68 (46.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
68 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
67 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$18,729
Need-Based Gift
Received by 67 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,418
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 46 (68.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,665
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 8 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
62 (42.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,639

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
298 (62.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
298 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
295 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$18,586
Need-Based Gift
Received by 295 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,914
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 243 (82.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,168
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 33 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
127 (26.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,678

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,877
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
303
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
72
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • History, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
History, Philosophy and religious studies, English
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
25
Part-Time Faculty
25
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
44%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
102,295
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Front Royal Population
14,666
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Campus Size
200 acres

Weather

Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Winchester
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
10%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
night patrols by trained security personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Crusader
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Rugby     x  
Soccer x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Rugby    
Soccer x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Rugby x  
Soccer x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, equestrian sports, football, racquetball, soccer, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, drama, choir, chester-belloc debate society, swing dance club, shields of rose pro-life group
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
493
Women
280 (56.8%)
Men
213 (43.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
489
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.1% Asian
0.2% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
93.1% Unknown
International Students.
2.8% from 4 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
80

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 6%
Theology 4%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Education 4%

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