NACU campuses are private, comprehensive institutions that purposefully integrate liberal arts, professional preparation, and civic engagement. They connect their students with their communities to ensure that students can apply classroom knowledge beyond the campus and understand their roles as responsible citizens.
Belmont University, located in Nashville, TN, is a student-centered Christian community, frequently ranked “Most Innovating” and providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
Cal Lutheran, located in Thousand Oaks, is a selective, comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields. We work with small classes of students who are open-minded and are seeking to grow as individuals while they pursue their passions and discover their purpose.
Calvin University is a world-class Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Calvin ranks #1 in the Midwest among regional colleges. Here, students discover a bold, transformative education that’s grounded in Christian conviction. Since 1876, Calvin has lived into Christ’s promise to make all things new.
Situated in the heart of Montana’s Rocky Mountains, Carroll College continues to be the premier private Catholic liberal arts college in the Mountain West. Students choose Carroll for its combination of exceptional academic programs, affordable tuition with generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and the strong close-knit community that exists on its beautiful 63-acre campus located in the state capital of Helena. With the motto of “Not for school, but for life,” Carroll forms students for life as it is meant to be lived: a challenging, awe-inspiring, purposeful adventure.
Founded in 1869, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, enrolls more than 2,200 students across 60+ undergraduate and graduate programs in its areas of excellence: sustainability & health, business & communications, and the arts & sciences. Chatham’s mission is “to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work…by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.”
Drury University is a private liberal arts university located in Springfield, Missouri, offering more than 70 undergraduate & graduate programs. Founded in 1873, today Drury is a blend of academic and pragmatic studies taught within a collaborative and personalized setting giving students broader perspectives when considering matters of career, life, community, self and service.
Florida Southern is located in central Florida offering a superb liberal arts core and outstanding professional programs. Trusted college guide, U.S. News & World Report, ranks Florida Southern among the Top 10 Regional Universities in the South. FSC is also recognized as a “Best Value” school and included in the prestigious “Best Undergraduate Teaching” categories.
As Minnesota’s first university, Hamline paved the way by educating the state’s earliest leaders. Learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in St. Paul, Hamline has inspired leaders from the backyard to the boardroom since 1854. Our students benefit from a premier curriculum rooted in the liberal arts with a focus on real-world experience.
Hood College is an independent, liberal arts college, offering more than 25 bachelor’s degrees, four pre-professional programs, 19 master’s degrees programs, two doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in historic Frederick, near Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the I-270 technology corridor, Hood gives students access to countless internships and research opportunities.
Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University, nestled along the banks of the Virginia Peninsula, is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators.
Linfield University is equally committed to a comprehensive curriculum and an emphasis on applied, practical knowledge through its 50+ integrated undergraduate programs and a growing number of graduate degrees. It’s no accident that Linfield graduates earn the highest average salaries of any college or university in Oregon. Its College of Arts and Sciences and School of Business are on located on a residential campus in the heart of the wine country, and the School of Nursing is 50 miles away in the state’s largest metropolitan area.
Manhattan College was founded in 1853 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, a Catholic teaching order started by Saint John Baptist de La Salle. The Lasallian mission drives the focus on quality education for all and service to our neighbors in need. The picturesque campus is located in The Bronx, a 35-minute subway ride from the heart of Manhattan.
Merrimack College is a top-ranked undergraduate and graduate college near Boston, Massachusetts providing a selective, affordable private college education enriched by its Catholic Augustinian heritage. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about student success.
Founded in 1742, Moravian University is the sixth-oldest college in the nation located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Moravian was the first school to educate women and today as an Apple Distinguished School (each student receives a MacBook and iPad upon enrollment) continues to level the educational playing field for students enrolled in the 55+ programs offered including health sciences, business, music, nursing, history, and art.
Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.
Nationally ranked, North Central, located in Naperville, IL, combines state-of-the-art facilities with cutting-edge programs. Since 1861, North Central has been a place where new ideas lead to unlimited possibilities. An independent college, NCC is dedicated to the power of the liberal arts and sciences to transform students into leaders both in their careers and communities.
Ohio Northern University is an independent, comprehensive University located in Ada, Ohio. Nationally ranked academics and a 94 percent job placement rate are hallmarks of an Ohio Northern education. Since our inception in 1871, we’ve been devoted to developing students who are ready to immerse themselves in high-impact learning with more than 60 programs from which to choose.
Founded in 1857, Queens University is a small, private, co-ed, masters-level university focused on tailoring dynamic students in and outside of the classroom. In all of our programs, Queens emphasizes active and collaborative learning, meaningful student-teacher relationships, a creative synthesis of the liberal arts with the world of work and the value and necessity of lifelong learning.
Roger Williams University is inextricably connected to Roger Williams, the 17th-century leader devoted to freedom of conscience and social justice. Founded in Rhode Island, RWU’s pursuit of excellence in education, academic accomplishment and community service is rooted in his focus on intellectual exchange, critical thinking, inclusiveness and innovation as a means of improving a free society.
Russell Sage College is a community of scholars committed to empowering the 3,000 students that pursue bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campuses in Troy and Albany, NY, as well as online. Students participate in a learning environment that offers varied interdisciplinary academics, opportunities for community engagement, options to study abroad, and a range of artistic and athletic endeavors.
Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is a private, Catholic, four-year+, coeducational institution that provides a transformative educational experience to more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students who are prepared to become compassionate leaders in their field of study and their communities. As a mission-driven, student-centered institution, Saint Xavier is consistently recognized among the best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and educates for competence, character and career success, with program offerings through its College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.
Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a private university, home to a respected women’s undergraduate program, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.
St. Mary’s University, founded in 1852, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. In the Marianist tradition, it offers 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs, and acts as a gateway for graduates to professional lives as ethical leaders in Texas, the nation and the world.
Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. Located in Alabama, Tuskegee University emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all the sciences, professions and technical areas.
University of La Verne is dedicated to the belief that a quality, values-based education enriches the human condition by engendering community engagement, scholarly accomplishment, and professionalism. A private not-for-profit university located in La Verne, California, its more than 8,000 traditional age and adult learners makes the university one of the most diverse universities in the nation.
The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of 6,800 students from across the globe.
Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia’s premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Students thrive in average class sizes of 15 and through experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career development programs. As a learning community located in the rich and unique ecosystems of Coastal Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay watershed, VWU is committed to promoting and developing the next generation of environmental stewards. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia’s dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.
Wagner College is a private liberal arts school in New York City. Its nationally-recognized academic program, the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, combines learning communities with service learning, internships, and research. Learning outcomes prepare students for successful and stimulating careers and students graduate with skills that employers value.