Offering more than 70 academic programs, Evangel University is on the cutting edge of today’s professional fields and vocational ministry training. Its commitment to the integration of faith, learning, and life attracts students from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds. These students have a strong commitment to academics and an even stronger desire to combine their Christian faith with every aspect of their lives.
When Evangel University opened its doors in 1955, it distinguished itself as the first Pentecostal liberal arts college chartered in America. Evangel is a coeducational university focused on developing students’ God-given calling through a faith-based education that also prepares them for their career.
Comprised of three colleges—College of Arts and Sciences, College of Online Learning, and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary—multiple online and on-ground degree programs are available to its students, including a residential campus experience for traditional students and post-traditional programs for in-career students, graduate students, and those seeking a seminary degree.
Evangel University is the national school of the General Council of the Assemblies of God and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Other accreditations include:
- The Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education
- Commissions on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
- National Association of Schools of Music
- Commission on Accreditation – Council on Social Work Education
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
- The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools
Get to know Evangel University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- Jazz band
- Marching band
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Green Dot Bystander Intervention
- Commuter Student Center
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
Evangel hosts a research symposium every April as a joint effort of three departments—Behavioral and Social Sciences, Kinesiology, and Natural and Applied Sciences—to celebrate undergraduate research. Students share their research much like they would at a professional conference, leading with poster sessions and making individual and group presentations. Though they start this journey at the university level, they will often move forward and take their research to regional and national academic conferences.
Psychology students present on personality theory, chemistry students speak on applied sustainability, and kinesiology students research the impact of texting and walking—regardless of what they look into, Evangel’s students immerse themselves fully in their research and understand how they can make a positive impact on the world around them.
Students’ research projects promote action-learning and engage students in the research process, allowing them to delve into its challenges, joys, and their topic of interest. Several students have used their research to enter graduate programs of their choice.
By the start of the symposium, the students will have dedicated hours to their projects, and the exhibit space will be abuzz with energy from presenting students as well as those who come to learn about the upper-level studies.
DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM
Evangel University is proud to provide a wide array of opportunities for students to interact with one another and learn from different backgrounds and cultures. The university’s Core curriculum even allows for students to travel around the globe and interact with people and cultures firsthand—all while getting course credit—preparing them to make an impact on society in every part of the world.
But Evangel promotes these ideals within the classroom walls, too! Courses in anthropology, cross-cultural communications, and comparative world religions teach students about the differences between cultures, languages, ethnicities, and religions. These courses all prepare students to make a positive impression while communicating with people of all backgrounds throughout their careers.
DIVERSITY IN THE COMMUNITY
Student organizations also play a role in promoting diversity on campus. Club de Español and the French Club, for example, provide numerous opportunities for students to learn more about the different languages and cultures. Additionally, Evangel’s CROSSwalk Student Ministries provides service opportunities for the student body as well as the 417 community, while the Nomads group helps students from different social and ethnic backgrounds get used to life at Evangel. And the World Changers Mission Fellowship introduces students to the impact of missions by encouraging them to participate in various service projects.
Evangel dedicates itself to preparing students to impact society around the globe. It provides a variety of opportunities to develop a heart of service for those in need and a compassion of outreach to people from other cultures.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 4%
White, non-Hispanic: 76%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 4%
At Evangel University, establishing a foundation for spiritual, academic, and social growth is vital, especially for first-year students.
To develop such a foundation, Evangel hosts EU Launch, a new-student orientation that lasts for five days in the week before classes begin. Launch allows faculty, staff, and upperclassmen alike to welcome freshmen and transfer students into the Evangel community, preparing them for the transition into university life.
The complementary University Seminar course is designed to help students adjust to life at Evangel and build relationships with fellow students and their professors. Each department offers at least one section of the course, allowing students within their fields to connect with them right away. The University Seminar promotes academic discipline, lifelong learning, and the ability to make life decisions with a personal Christian worldview.
EU’s freshman experience is led by members of the Evangel University Residence Life in partnership with Counseling Services, the Center for Student Success, and Student Activities. The purpose of this freshman experience is ultimately to provide out-of-the-classroom opportunities that help incoming students succeed at Evangel. It also provides a safe space for incoming students who are dealing with things like:
- Study Skills
- Lack of connection
- Confusion about major
Freshman Experience is a fun, interactive way for students to set goals and make the most of their time at Evangel. By creating opportunities for personal growth and access to campus resources, the Freshmen Experience team provides a launching pad for incoming students and their academic success.
Evangel’s writing-intensive courses illustrate the university’s commitment not only to develop excellent biologists, musicians, and other skilled professionals, but also to enable every student to be efficient communicators in their field. Effective written skills are crucial for any field throughout an interactive job market.
The university strives to ensure that students graduate with the writing skills necessary to take them into the next phase of their lives. Students needing writing help are able to work with tutors in “The Write Place” to get feedback and direction while working on papers in progress.
At Evangel, faculty truly value excellent communication and incorporate opportunities to develop oral, written, and multi-platform communication skills in their Core classes.
Whether learning technical writing in the sciences, research-based writing in psychology, or literary composition in English and theology, Evangel students dive deep to develop the skills necessary to succeed in their careers. Every student is sure to be exposed to the rigor of a wide variety of topics as well as the demands of a wide variety of course formats.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Teacher certification program
At Evangel, education is not limited to the classroom. Faculty and university leadership are dedicated to providing numerous opportunities for students to learn more about their discipline outside of classroom hours.
Each fall, students enjoy Conference Day, a dedicated day of scholarship in which they can spend the day focusing on the sciences or the arts. Instead of sitting in class, they choose from a variety of seminars and learn from industry leaders firsthand.
In 2018, Evangel held its first Cybersecurity and Ethics Symposium for those entering the field of information technology. Participants were able to listen and engage in the discussion between top leaders at such companies las O’Reilly Auto Parts and Dell Technologies.
Beyond academics, Evangel proudly provides opportunities for students to learn and grow by giving back to the community. One of the most exciting opportunities involves the university’s new partnership with Convoy of Hope. This collaboration is set to establish a new “Center for Compassion” in order to expand learning and service opportunities available to students. As a dedicated Center for service, this initiative will be an excellent training ground for those interested in compassion ministries.
EU SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Evangel’s Scholars Program provides unique learning opportunities for students who excel and meet high academic standards. It focuses on three areas: the development of personal character, the pursuit of intellectual excellence, and the responsibility to use what they have learned to serve in local and global communities. This three-part goal is summarized in the motto: “Be. Know. Do.”
The EU Scholars Program fosters learning in a variety of ways. During their freshman year, for example, participants meet on a weekly basis to engage in stimulating discussions that stretch their worldview. Reading groups examine selected works of literature, and common courses engage the cohort of students on an adventure of a shared interdisciplinary experience. All scholars are mentored by a representative of the faculty, staff, or alumni, and they are engaged in exclusive courses aimed at leadership development. Eventually, these students serve as mentors themselves to underclass colleagues. Learning, then, is intentionally holistic and interpersonal.
Evangel University, located in Springfield, Missouri, is situated in the heart of the beautiful Ozarks with convenient access to spectacular recreational opportunities. Hiking, swimming, kayaking, and camping are available within minutes of the campus.
Springfield offers multiple employment opportunities, access to amazing churches, and service opportunities at Evangel’s partner, Convoy of Hope. Foodies and coffee connoisseurs keep busy sampling dining options, and fine art buffs can explore area museums and art galleries. Concerts, plays, and music of all genres are available too. Hands down, Springfield’s affordability and amenities make Evangel the perfect place to attend college.
Evangel University competes as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with 14 varsity sports. Evangel proudly offers baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, and volleyball. The Evangel men’s and women’s basketball teams compete as members of the Heart of America Athletic Conference in the NAIA Division I.
In 1955, Evangel’s athletic teams became known as the Crusaders, with the university colors of maroon, white, and black.
Campus housing options.
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students
Evangel believes in the important role that internships play in starting a career. Internships allow students to sample future career options and network with professionals in the industry, cultivating future references for their post-graduate career search. Most importantly, internships give budding professionals the chance to build their skills and prepare smart, substantive answers to future interview questions. In this way, internships at Evangel give students an edge over their competition as they apply for their first professional job.
Students can seek out internships within their academic department with the help of their professors. Regional and national corporations frequently recruit students from right on campus, putting the Evangel community in direct contact with prestigious leaders and opportunities. In addition, the Evangel Career Services office helps students locate potential internships that cater to their goals.
Capstones are a vital part of Evangel University’s academic programs. Music students prepare for months to perform an one-hour senior recital to showcase what they have studied and practiced at Evangel. Art students spend hours perfecting their work to be seen in a senior showcase that is open to Evangel students and the public in the 417 area. Film and broadcasting students spend their days producing, directing, filming, and editing capstone short films that premiere for the student body. A those studying in the scientific fields share their research during the annual research symposium in April.
Many other degrees offer both hands-on and research-based capstone projects for students to showcase their education at Evangel. These projects then bulk up their portfolios, giving them an extra edge and showcasing their hard work to future employers.
Academic GPA | Application Essay
Recommendation(s) | Interview
Rigor of secondary school record | Standardized test scores | Class rank
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 500 | 75th Percentile: 610
25th Percentile: 470 | 75th Percentile: 570
25th Percentile: 19 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 25
BECOMING AN EVANGEL CRUSADER
Applying to Evangel is the first formal step to becoming a student. There is no application fee for those who apply online at evangel.edu/apply. Admission decisions are usually provided within two to three days upon receipt of application materials. Required materials include:
ACT or SAT test score
High school and/or college transcript
Freshman applicants with an ACT score of 20+ or SAT score of 1030+ (ERW) and at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA are eligible for full admission. Test scores do not always paint a true reflection of students’ potential, so it is possible for applicants with lower test scores or GPAs also to be granted admission. Transfer applicants with 15 or more earned college credit received after high school are eligible for admission when applying with at least a 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA. International students may also need to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Visit evangel.edu or contact the university at 800-EVANGEL to learn more about requirements and pathways to becoming a student.
Tuition & Cost
Among private colleges and universities, Evangel has one of the lowest tuition rates in the nation. And, thanks to the generous support of alumni and donors, EU students receive generous scholarships and grants that further help them reduce borrowing and out-of-pocket expenses.
Students receive automatic academic scholarship consideration upon admission to the University. Evangel will begin notifying students of their scholarship offer as early as September of their senior year.
To apply for Evangel need based grants and federal aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal student aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov beginning October 1 of each year. Remember to include Evangel’s school code 002463. For a complete list of scholarship and grant opportunities, visit evangel.edu.