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Quick Facts at a Glance

Basic Statistical Data for the 2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Year

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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: 550 (from 39 States and 4 foreign countries)
Male/Female Ratio: 47:53

Freshman Class Stats: 164 freshmen

  • Average SAT score (out of 1600): 1260
  • 35% from private schools, 59% homeschooled, 6% public schooled
  • 76% on academic scholarship
  • 37% are siblings of a current or past student

Undergraduate Costs for 2023-24:

Tuition: $29,400
Room & Board: $12,500
Required Fees: $1,020
Freshman Retention Rate: 86%
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 70%
Percentage of courses with fewer than 20 students: 59%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Percentage of courses taught by Teaching Assistants: 0
3 Most Popular Majors: History, Philosophy, Political Science
Percentage of students living on campus: 90%
Percentage of students receiving need-based financial aid: 78%
Percentage of students receiving need-based or merit-based aid: 99%
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Yield Rate: 49%

Christendom College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Click here to learn more.

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What is Christendom College?

Christendom College is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College with undergraduate and graduate programs offered in 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 that 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 as lay apostles to restore all things in Christ.

Christendom’s 86-hour core curriculum of carefully selected subjects required for all of its undergraduate students prepares its students for their role as lay apostles. The curriculum 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, one year in Mathematics and Natural Science, and 4 years of “Education for Life” career preparation coursework.

The College’s Front Royal campus overlooks the Shenandoah River with scenic views of the neighboring Blue Ridge Mountains. Students from over 45 states and 7 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.