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Huntington University
Huntington provides the premier Christian college experience, proving to be the best at building...

Huntington University

Huntington, Indiana

No school can provide the resources that build the whole “you” better than Huntington University. Huntington provides the premier Christian college experience, establishing the most solid collegiate foundation one can ask for. This truly is the perfect option for students on the hunt for a close-knit, Christ-centered community.

Student Profile

Fall 2014 Enrollment
1,074 undergraduate students
89% of undergrad students are full time
43% male — 57% female
29% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2014-2015 Academic Year
59 full-time faculty
103 part-time faculty
12 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

76% of students live on campus

Retention Fall 2014

86% of students began in Fall 2013 and returned in Fall 2014 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 Year Graduation Rate 2014

59% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 4%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 2%
White 87%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 0%

Academic Programs

Agricultural Studies
Art: Art Education, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Fine Arts
Bible and Religion: Biblical Studies, Theological and Religious Studies
Biology: Biology, Biochemistry, Biology Education, Environmental Science Minor, Biology Pre-Med
Business: Accounting, Economics and Finance, Small Business Management, Business Management, Marketing, Music Business, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Not-for-Profit Leadership, Organizational Management, Sport Management
Chemistry: Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Chemistry Pre-Med, Biochemistry
Communication: Broadcast-Fusion Media, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations
Computer Science: Computer Science, Digital Media Arts, Math
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Program Overview, Pre-Law, Social Work, Sociology
Digital Media Arts: Animation, Broadcast-Fusion Media, Film Production, Film Studies
Education: Elementary, Middle Grades, Special Education, Teaching English Learners, Art Education, Biology Education, Chemistry Education, English Education, Choral Music Education, Instrumental Music Education, History Education, Mathematics Education, Master of Education in Elementary Education, Master of Education in Early Adolescent Education, Master of Education in Adolescent and Young Adult Education, Master of Education in TESOL Education
English: Literature, Writing, English Education, TESOL/EL Certificate
History and Political Science: History, Political Science, Pre-Law, History Education
Kinesiology and Sport Leadership: Exercise and Movement Science, Sport and Exercise Studies, 3-2, Athletic Training, Recreation and Sports Ministry
Language: Spanish, TESOL/EL Certificate
Math: Math, Mathematics Education 
Ministry and Missions: Educational Ministries, Children’s Ministry, Missions, Recreation and Sports Ministry, Worship Leadership, Youth Ministries, TESOL/EL Certificate, Pastoral Leadership, MA, Global, Missions Leadership, MA, Global Youth Ministry, MA, Christian Ministry
Music: Music, Music Business, Choral Music Education, Instrumental Music Education, Instrumental Performance, Piano Performance, Vocal Performance
Nursing: Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN)
Pre-Med: Biology Pre-Med, Chemistry Pre-Med, Exercise and Movement Science, Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy
Social Work
Sociology: Sociology, Criminal Justice
Still Deciding
TESOL: TESOL/EL Certificate, TESOL Minor, Master of Education in TESOL, TESOL/EL
Theatre: Theatre, Theatre Design/Technology, Theatre Performance
Worship Leadership: Worship Leadership, Worship Leadership Minor, Ministry and Missions

The Horizons Leadership Program

The Horizons Leadership Program develops students into strong, thoughtful leaders. Participants of the program must demonstrate both a commitment to academic success and a drive to promote campus diversity. Horizon Leadership has five different, required components, each of which students are thrilled to join. The components, also referred to as CAPSS, include: Community Service, Academic Success, Professional/Leadership Development, Spiritual Development, and Social Involvement. All students in the program are required to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and meet with their director on a weekly basis.

Friesen Center for Volunteer Service

The Friesen Center for Volunteer Service connects students with volunteer opportunities both in and around the community. Huntington encourages all students to engage in some form of service; service often leads to a greater sense of humility as well as an appreciation for one’s own privileges. There are plenty of programs to choose from, and so students can pick any cause that piques their interests. Some of the programs available include:

  • Adopt-a-Grandparent: This effort connects Huntington students with elderly men and women in nursing homes. Each week, students spend time with their “grandparents” and join them to play games, converse, and watch TV.
  • Habitat for Humanity: This volunteer effort brings together students and community members to build homes for underprivileged families. Building takes on Saturday mornings.
  • Open Door: The Open Door initiative brings meals to the elderly and families in need. Volunteers stop by St. Mary’s Catholic Church to pick up the meals for delivery.

Career Services

Huntington has a career services staff that is dedicated to helping students navigate any of their academic- and career-related decisions. The office guides students throughout their undergraduate experience and provides an array of services for all their needs. Students can stop by to receive career counseling, tips for their job searches, help with resumes and cover letters, and much more.


Huntington’s Enterprise Resource Center (ERC) is the go-to resource for internship opportunities. ERC staff help connect students to internships all over the nation. Students can even specify what kind of work they are looking for as well as their preference of location. The ERC takes into consideration all students’ needs and works hard to find them positions that match their goals.  


Admissions Fall 2014

761 Total Applicants
739 Total Admissions
226 Total Freshmen Enrollment

97.11% of applicants admitted

Freshmen Profile Fall 2014

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 430 568
SAT Math 450 560
SAT Writing 420 540
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT Math 18 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Writing    


Net Price Calculator


Tuition $23,976
Fees $795
Total $24,771
Room and Board (on campus) $8,306
Estimated Total On Campus $33,077


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

97% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving any financial aid
76% of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving student loan aid

$15,957 Average amount of federal state local or institutional grant aid received
$8,897 Average amount of student loan aid received by full-time first-time undergraduates

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