Welcome to Christendom College!

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

“Christendom College is not just a superior academic institution. It forms young men and women into real Christian disciples, people of keen intellect, prudent judgment, deep Catholic culture and a zealous love of God and learning. So it was at the college’s founding in 1977. So it is today. No one can ask anything higher from higher education…The Church owes a hearty ‘thank you’ to everyone in the Christendom College community for their extraordinary witness of Christian humanism and unembarrassed, joyful dedication to living the Catholic faith.” – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA

Christendom College is a Catholic liberal arts college offering a time-tested and rigorous education that develops the student’s intellect in such a powerful way that he graduates with the ability to master any subject—no matter how complex the vocational calling.

Our curriculum and committed faculty are complemented by a culture of unmatched personal attention helping each student discern and develop his academic and vocational goals.

Our students thrive in a supportive and Christ-centered culture dedicated to helping them realize their potential and become the great men and women God has called them to be. They graduate inspired and empowered to achieve true greatness and become tomorrow’s leaders.

Discover a college 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

More about Christendom College

The College is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College with undergraduate and graduate programs offered in four locations 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 graduate 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.


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


Christendom College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.