Top 5 reasons that students choose Huntington

huntington university quick facts

When we ask students why they selected Huntington University, here’s what they say:

  • spiritual atmosphere
  • career preparation
  • quality of faculty
  • quality of intended major
  • academic reputation and quality

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Nationally recognized

Huntington University is a private, four-year, Christ-centered liberal arts university.

Consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report in the top tier of Midwestern comprehensive colleges.

FORBES  listed Huntington University among the Top 15% of colleges and universities in the United States.

Princeton Review ranked Huntington among the “Best Midwestern Colleges.”

Victory Media Inc. lists Huntington University among its Military Friendly Schools.

Over 70 programs of study

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work

Pre-professional: Law, medicine, pharmacy and athletic training. (Our graduates have an exceptionally high acceptance rate to graduate schools. Call for details.)

Graduate: Master’s degrees in Counseling, Education, and Youth Ministry. Entry-level doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy.

Academic calendar: Two 15-week semesters and a 3-week January term.

Student volunteerism

Each school year, hundreds of HU students, faculty and staff volunteer thousands of hours of service to those in need — in our local community, across America, and around the world.

In an average year, 70-80% of resident students volunteer (more than 11,000 hours each year total)

A wide range of opportunities are coordinated by HU’s Friesen Center for Volunteer Service.


16 intercollegiate teams (NAIA)

In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 All-America Scholar Athlete honors.

Fantastic location

Park-like, contemporary, lakeside campus, covering over 160 acres, largely wooded.

Over $30 million in new facilities since 1990, including a state-of-the-art science building, arts center, and residence halls.

Located in Huntington, Ind., a town of 18,000, located near Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second largest city—ideal for internships, recreation, and shopping

Spiritual formation

A university-wide program for spiritual growth featuring traditional chapel services, campus-wide Bible studies, and a student-led, mid-week gathering. Undergraduate students must attend 30 chapels each semester to fulfill the requirement.


More than 80% of faculty have earned their Ph.D. or other terminal degree.

13:1 student/faculty ratio

2013 new student class profile

225 freshmen / 41 transfers

Average ACT score: 23.72

Average SAT score: 1013

Average GPA: 3.47/4.0

High student satisfaction

According to national student satisfaction surveys, Huntington delivers one of the best college experiences in the country.

We get especially high marks for excellent classroom instruction, knowledgeable faculty, and spiritual growth in and out of the classroom—all exceeding national norms at other Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) schools.

Affordable excellence

More than $4.5 million in grants and scholarships annually.

More than 90 percent of students receive some form of financial assistance.

Scholarships: Academics, athletics, music, art, theatre, communications, children of alumni, United Brethren in Christ, Federation Churches, Youth for Christ/Campus Life, graduates of ACSI/CSI Christian schools… and more.

On average, the typical Huntington financial-aid package covers half of the cost of attendance.

Click here for more information about tuition and scholarships.

If you are borrowing for college, Huntington offers the distinctive Loan Repayment Program and has a loan-forgiveness partnership with Questa Foundation for Education.

More than a century of tradition

Chartered as Central College in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Renamed Huntington College in 1917 and Huntington University in 2005.



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