University description (as per official university website)
Christendom College is a four-year coeducational Roman Catholic Liberal Arts College with undergraduate and graduate programs offered on three campuses in Front Royal and Alexandria, Virginia, 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 84-hour core curriculum of carefully selected subjects required for all of its undergraduate students 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, and one year in Mathematics and Natural Science.
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 2 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. Rules governing student life include a dress code, no alcohol on campus, under 21 curfew, and no intervisitation between men's and women's dormitories.
International students follow all of the same application procedures. Applicants whose native language is not English should arrange to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from the Educational Testing Service and have the results sent to the Admissions Office of Christendom College. Tests of Written English (TWE) and of Spoken English (TSE) are also recommended, though not required.
The Financial Aid Overview
Over 52 percent of students at Christendom College receive some form of financial aid each year. The College has a strong commitment to providing a comprehensive Financial Aid Program for its students. Two types of financial assistance are offered: need-based aid and merit-based academic scholarships.
Christendom College offers academic scholarships based on academic merit. Dollar amounts awarded can range from partial to full tuition scholarships. You must be accepted as a full-time, degree-seeking student to be considered for a scholarship. First-time students do not need to apply for academic scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to accepted students based on college test scores and record of academic achievement.
Below are the requirements for eligibility:
For a first-time freshman:
1) achieves a score of 1920 or better on the new SAT or a score of 29 or better on the ACT.
2) submits a high school record which shows substantial achievement and willingness to work and succeed in an academic curriculum.
3) is a high school senior or home-schooled equivalent at the time of application for the scholarship, or a high school junior seeking early admission.
For a first-time transfer student:
1) achieves an 1920 or better combined score on the new SAT or score of 29 or better on the ACT.
2) submits a college cumulative GPA record which shows substantial achievement and willingness to work and succeed in an academic curriculum.
3) is able to transfer at least 12 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university.