Quick Facts at a Glance
Basic Statistical Data for the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Academic Year
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Year Founded: 1977
Degrees: Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.)
Total Undergraduates: 388 (from 45 States and 5 foreign countries)
Male/Female Ratio: 42:58
Freshman Class Stats: 105 freshmen:
48% are siblings of either current Christendom students or alumni, 13% are legacy students, 47% attended one of the College's Summer Programs, from 33 US States, UK, Canada, Greece, and Ireland, 35% of them are on academic scholarship.
Freshman SAT Midranges:
Average SAT score: 1820
Room & Board: $7,970
Freshman Retention Rate: 83%
Graduation Rate: 69% 4 years 70% 6 years
% Courses with fewer than 20 students: 59%
Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
% Courses Taught by Our Graduate Students: 0
3 Most Popular Majors: History, Philosophy, Political Science
% Students Living on Campus: 95%
% Students receiving need-based financial aid: 51%
% Students receiving need-based or merit-based aid: 75%
Acceptance Rate: 80%
Yield Rate: 51%
What is Christendom College?
Christendom College is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College with undergraduate and graduate programs offered on three campuses in Front Royal and Alexandria, Virginia, 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 84-hour core curriculum of carefully selected subjects required for all of its undergraduate students consists of three years of study in Theology, three years in Philosophy, two years in English Language and Literature, two years in Classical or Modern Language, two years in History, one year in Political Science and Economics, and one year in Mathematics and Natural Science.
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 6 foreign countries are attracted to the College's Catholic family atmosphere and its dedication to the restoration of a truly Catholic culture.
The College offers two daily Masses; daily Confession, Rosary, and Eucharistic adoration; and celebrates together many liturgical and cultural feasts. Rules governing student life include a dress code, no alcohol on campus, under 21 curfew, and no intervisitation between men's and women's dormitories.