Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian university of the liberal arts, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Founded in 1897 by the United Brethren in Christ denomination, HU has grown to over 1000 from around the world educating men and women to "impact their world for Christ" through scholarship and service. The school recently established several new programs, including undergraduate degrees in nursing, digital media arts, economics and finance, political studies, recreation and sports ministry, social work, and worship leadership. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Huntington among the top baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest. Since 2008, Huntington has been named a "best values college" by U.S. News. Since 2009, Forbes.com has listed Huntington as one of the Best Colleges in America. Princeton Review selected Huntington as a "Best in the Midwest" institution again in 2011.
With low student-faculty ratio, students gain individualized instruction from outstanding faculty. Several students and faculty collaborate together in professional research. Huntington offers a number of study-abroad opportunities through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and houses the Huntington University Enterprise Resource Center (ERC), a "connector" between the university and area businesses, not-for-profit organizations, social service agencies, churches and local governments. The ERC provides meaningful "real-world" experiences for Huntington University students, while helping area entities to grow and prosper. Among its notable learning facilities is Huntington University's largest building, a 90,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Science Hall that houses the Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
As a Christian university, Huntington teaches its students to "put feet to their faith." More than 70 percent of resident students participate in volunteer service in the local community and around the world. The school has been cited in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the John Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll of Character-Building Colleges. With a number of student organizations, worship and theatre ensembles, mission trips, and intercollegiate and intramural athletics, students at Huntington couple an outstanding academic education with a variety of extra-curricular activities, creating one of the best Christian college experiences in the country.