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A Christian university: Crandall University was founded by Christians in 1949 and has always been open to all students. Crandall is the largest faith-centered university located north of Boston and east of Toronto. At Crandall, you will find a safe, warm, and caring community with professors and staff who seek to live the Christian faith as examples to students faithfully. All traditional undergraduate students (BA, BSc, BBA, BTh) will be challenged to explore the content of the Christian faith through a minor in Religious Studies. In other degree programs, the basics of the Christian faith are also explored since it has formed much of the foundation of Canadian and western culture.
At Crandall, in ways appropriate to the nature of their degree programs, all students are challenged to explore the understanding and application of the Christian faith to daily life. Among several things, the path to this understanding and application includes experiences with dynamic chapel services, individually-tailored service learning in the Crandall Community Practicum program, and specialized course assignments and readings.
Crandall is the most affordably priced of the more than 200 Christian universities in North America. Crandall is competitively priced and attracts excellent students from across the country and around the globe due to its generous scholarship and bursary program. Entering high school applicants to an Arts, Business, or Science degree who possess an average of 80% or above are automatically awarded a Board of Governors entrance scholarship. Also, students who apply before the scholarship deadline and evidence experience in Christian leadership (such as volunteering in their church or serving on staff at a Christian camp, etc.) may be eligible for either a Chancellor’s, Vice-Chancellor’s, President’s, or Dean’s award. Also, Jackson entrance awards are given to homeschoolers, students from ministry families, and graduates of Christian high schools.
Crandall’s professors have graduated from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions including Aberdeen, Columbia, Florida State, Harvard, Manchester, Oxford, Notre Dame, Penn State, Queen’s, the Sorbonne, Western, Wheaton, York, and the Universities of Alberta, British Columbia, Chicago, Illinois, Maryland, New Brunswick, Ottawa, Toronto, Wales, and more.
Crandall’s professors have had scholarly academic articles published in hundreds of the leading journals in their respective fields. Also, faculty members have had books published by prestigious academic presses including Abilene University Press, Ashgate, Baker Academic, Cambridge Scholars Press, HarperZondervan, Inter-Disciplinary Press, InterVarsity Academic, InterVarsity Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Northern Illinois University Press, Oxford University Press, Paternoster Press, Sense Publishers, Springer-Verlag Singapur, University of Notre Dame Press, University of Ottawa Press, University of Toronto Press, Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Crandall is one of only two universities in Canada to have a study abroad agreement with the University of Oxford. You can apply to travel with your friends to Britain to study drama, literature, history, and culture in an experience that is supplemented by visits to world-class museums, libraries, and theatres. Other students travel to Alberta or China to complete internships, study theatre in Alberta, or Leadership in Ottawa. Still, other students serve in short-term cross-cultural environments overseas. You can see the world from your home base at Crandall!
Students at Crandall can try out for men’s and women’s ACAA basketball, soccer, or cross country. Other competitive sports include men’s and women’s CABA boxing, CCBA men’s baseball, and intermural sports open to hockey, volleyball, and more. Additional sports will be added in the coming years. Crandall teams have been very competitive in recent years at national and regional championships featuring nationally-ranked teams and several All-Canadian athletes.
At Crandall, you can apply to work on campus to earn funds to help with the cost of your school expenses and gain work experience and a more definite sense of life direction. Some students serve as Resident Assistants, faculty assistants, or provide administrative support in the Rawlyk Library. Other students work in the university bookstore, serve as chapel worship team leaders, provide support to faculty and students as information technology support staff, or provide administrative support for Advancement, Student Services, at athletic events, and to various departments the University.
Crandall graduates attend premier graduate, theological, medical, law, and other professional schools, including at Dalhousie, Durham, Harvard, McGill, McMaster, Oxford, Princeton, Queen’s, Texas A & M, University of Alberta, UBC, Ottawa, St. Andrew’s, Toronto, Wales, Warwick, Waterloo, Wake Forest, and many, many others.
Our alumni are seen as highly ethical leaders and difference-makers, both nationally and internationally. Alumni are known for their strong work ethic and their empathy and compassion. Many graduates serve as accountants, business leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, lawyers, medical doctors, ministers, missionaries, not-for-profit leaders, politicians, police officers and security professionals, professors, teachers, and many other capacities.
Crandall University is located in Moncton, New Brunswick, one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities on Canada’s east coast. Moncton is a destination location for many due to its excellent shopping, many restaurants, fun-filled festivals, and its lively cultural attractions. It is an enriching and safe location to enjoy your university years! Crandall University was founded in 1949 by the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, continuing to support the University and elect and ratify appointments to its Board of Governors. The University is responsible for providing quality education for Christian leaders of tomorrow.
Crandall University, as a corporation, is controlled by a Board of Governors elected annually from among the university's supporters. The Senate of Crandall University determines all academic standards. It comprises the President of Crandall University, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, faculty members, the Librarian, and representatives of the student body, the alumni, the Board of Governors, and the Convention.

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