Welcome to Christendom College!
Dare to be Great!


We're not like other colleges.
And that's a good thing.

We are the Catholic College of Virginia where...

  • Academic excellence and rigor are expected
  • Education is a personal experience guided by top-notch professors who truly care about the students' learning
  • Personalized service to students so that they might pursue their dreams and become successful is a hallmark
  • Students earn B.A. degrees in Classics, English, History, Philosophy, Mathematics, Political Science and Economics, and Theology as well as M.A. degrees in Theological Studies
  • Students can continue to follow their vocation to holiness

Christendom College is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College with undergraduate and graduate programs offered on four campuses in Front Royal and Alexandria (Virginia), Donegal (Ireland), and Rome (Italy).

Founded in 1977 in response to the devastating blow inflicted on Catholic higher education by the cultural revolution which swept across America in the 1960s, Christendom's goal is to provide a truly Catholic education in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and thereby to prepare students for their role of restoring all things in Christ.

Christendom's challenging 86-hour core curriculum of carefully selected subjects required for all of its undergraduate students enables them to grow in wisdom and virtue, as well as to acquire the skills most sought by employers: critical thinking, written and oral communication excellence, adaptability, creativity, organization, and responsibility.

The College's main Front Royal campus overlooks the Shenandoah River with scenic views of the neighboring Blue Ridge Mountains. Students from over 45 states and 5 foreign countries are attracted to the College's dedication to academic excellence, commitment to the restoration of a truly Catholic culture, and its personalized approach to everything from career development to academic counseling.

Upon graduation, many alumni go to such graduates schools as Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, William & Mary, Catholic University, University of Virginia, Harvard, and Oxford to study everything from Neuroscience to Medicine, Law to Architecture, and Accounting to Dentistry.

Others choose to enter today's workforce where they are able to utilize their well-rounded education to become leaders in a myriad of fields: IT, Sales, Business, Management, Education, Retail, Politics, and everything in between.

Why Christendom?


Christendom College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the basis of race, sex, color, or national origin.