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CU named one of the best Christian Colleges in America

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Kasey Ricketts

Campbellsville University

The annual report of America's Best Christian Colleges by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. has included Campbellsville University among one of the best Christian colleges in America.

John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president of CU, said "Campbellsville University is emerging as one of America's premier Christian universities, and we remain committed to being a university that seeks to be Christ-centered and true to our Baptist heritage."

A total of 1,040 schools responded to the annual National College Survey, and 384 of those schools were Christian institutions of higher education.

According to this survey, an incoming freshman to a Christian institution held an average high school grade point average of a 3.3. The average SAT score for these students was 1,061 and the average ACT score was a 22.

To qualify to America's Best Christian College, an institution must be an accredited four-year institution offering bachelor degrees and offer full residential facilities, including residence halls and dining services.

The institution also has to have an entering freshman class in the fall of 2012 with a high school GPA and/or SAT/ACT score equal to or above the national average.

The college must be affiliated with a recognized Christian denomination, and the institution must incorporate basic Christian principles and beliefs into the instructional curriculum and/or social environment while providing an educational experience.

Chowning said, "We are grateful for this additional recognition of Campbellsville University by external entities and consider it confirmation of the continuing progress that is being made."