Andrews University: A Southwest Michigan Christian University

Andrews University ( is a private Christian university in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Founded in 1874 as Battle Creek College, it was the first higher education facility started by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is the flagship university of the Seventh-Day Adventist school system, the world’s second largest Christian school system. Andrews is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA).


Andrews University provides a top-tier private education that is also affordable. The university consists of eight schools and colleges, including the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Business Administration, School of Education, and School of Health Professions. Students at Andrews University can choose from a wide range of programs and degrees across various fields of study, including 130 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate majors, as well as post-baccalaureate degrees. Whether you’re interested in theology, health sciences, business, or education, Andrews offers a diverse range of options.


The Andrews University Cardinals athletics teams consist of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, and a club ice hockey team. The Cardinal athletic program (soccer and basketball) is a Division II member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The Office of Athletics also offers a wide variety of intramural sports. One of the university’s best-kept secrets is the Andrews Trails, more than 11 miles of walking, running and single-track mountain biking trails that are quietly tucked away on the northwest side of campus. Some of the biking trails are actually quite challenging with hills, obstacles, and deep ravines!


Andrews University is located in Southwest Michigan and it’s one of the oldest Adventist educational institutions in the United States. It has been operational for more than 100 years. The campus, located in Berrien Springs, is known for its beautiful surroundings. You can explore the campus through a Virtual Tour or visit in person to experience its charm. The nearby historic village of Berrien Springs is surrounded by natural beauty, from the mineral springs that gave it its name to the St. Joseph River that offers fishing and boating opportunities. Visit the restored courthouse square and admire the Greek Revival-style architecture and exhibits of Michigan’s oldest courthouse. Also enjoy the rural charm of the nearby farm markets, u-picks, and wineries that showcase local produce and products.

Homeschool Applicants

Homeschool students will feel at home at Andrews University. Andrews encourages strong moral principles and a close relationship with God. The university believes in a holistic approach to life that balances body, mind and spirit in such a way that students are fully prepared to serve the world when they finish their studies. You are ready to become a World Changer and Andrews is dedicated to helping you get there!

If you have been homeschooled, you have the same requirements as a prospective freshman who has been in a traditional school. A college preparatory curriculum is encouraged.

  • You will need to submit a transcript with a cumulative GPA, completed and signed by the person who directed your program. A GED certificate is needed if a transcript is unavailable.
  • Griggs International Academy, a secondary education distance learning program associated with Andrews University, will work with homeschool students who take a minimum of their last three high school courses through Griggs to develop and grant a high school diploma.

Homeschoolers can call 269-471-6343 for additional info on making a transcript and/or other issues. Students who do not meet the high school curriculum requirements or exam scores above may be eligible for admission through alternate academic advising levels, including the Bridge to Success program. If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask!

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