Andrews University at a Glance

From the very start, back in 1874, Andrews University has been on an ongoing journey to understand, pursue and best implement serious scholarship, quality research and practical Christianity as a core strength of the University’s curriculum. Those aspirations started out small—Goodloe Bell, a teacher, started a tiny school with only 12 students in Battle Creek, Michigan. That small school was the birth of what we now know as Andrews University. Today, Andrews is the best-known Adventist educational institution in the world.

We are named after John Nevins Andrews (1829–1883), the biggest thinker in the 19th-century Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was also the first sponsored missionary that the Church sent overseas. J.N. Andrews’ example of careful thought and compassionate action in Christian life is something we have taken to heart.

Students from across the United States and around the globe are attracted to Andrews because of what we stand for and what we offer. “U.S. News and World Report” says that Andrews is one of the most culturally diverse universities in the nation. To find out how you can join this thinking, faith-focused and dynamic international community, browse on!

Andrews insights

President, Andrews University Theological Seminary

Andrews University Theological Seminary

Andrews University Theological Seminary

This Christian scholar memorized the entire New Testament and authored  
The History of the Sabbath during his 54-year life.His brilliant research
exposed the flimsy logic used by some early Protestants
to justify worship on the “venerable day of the sun” 
rather than the seventh-day Creation Sabbath.
Andrews University honors his memory.

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