Andrews University

Andrews University

Andrews University is a Seventh-day Adventist university located in Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States. It was established in the year 1874 as Battle Creek College in Battle Creek, Michigan. Present day, Andrew University is the Flagship University of the Seventh-day Adventist school system. The university offers more than 125 undergraduate majors and over 65 graduate majors in diverse areas of study. Andrews is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Technology
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
  • School of Graduate Studies

Many students of Andrews University have gone on to become famous including notable alumni such as Samuele R. Bacchiocchi, Seventh-day Adventist author and theologian; Delbert W. Baker, author and administrator; and Alden Lloyd Thompson, a Christian theologian.

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Andrews University
Berrien Springs , MI 49104
General Phone: (800) 253-2874

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Andrews Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy166religion, religious education, religious music, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling, youth ministry
Therapy and Counseling78behavioral sciences, psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy
Liberal Arts74French language, Spanish language, foreign languages and literature, English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international development, political science, ...
Education and Teaching73curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational admin and supervision, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, art education, English teaching, ...
Architecture and Planning52architecture, interior architecture
Business and Management47business management, non-profit management, accounting, accounting and finance, managerial economics, finance, international business, MIS, marketing, ...
Family and Social Work46food and nutrition, food and related services, family studies, social work
Science37biology, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, anatomy, zoology, animal biology, chemistry, physics ...
Medical Support and Technology23audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22registered nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Medicine18pre-veterinary, health professions
Music9music, music performance, piano
Media9communication studies, journalism, public relations, communication and journalism
Transportation8aviation tech, aviation operations
Photography and Commercial Art8photography, multimedia
Art Studies7visual and performing arts, art studies
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science, software engineering
Design5graphic design
Engineering Technician3electronics tech, industrial production tech, aerospace engineering tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering tech, mechanical engineering related tech, computer engineering tech, engineering technician
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2dietitian
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture, horticultural science
Mathematics1mathematics, math
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture
Animal Science and Care0animal science
Mechanics and Repair0aircraft maintenance
Medical Administration0health and medical administrative
Fine Arts0fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Andrews in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree19
Bachelor's degree33083
Master's degree17747
Post-master's certificate56
Doctor's degree839
Postbaccalaureate certificate33
First-professional degree1031

Andrews Student Body

In 2007-2008, Andrews had a total enrollment of 3,221 students (2,277 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 50%
Graduate 40%
First Professional 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 21%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 7%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 16%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 17%
20-21 16%
22-24 16%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 12%
50-64 9%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York5%
New Jersey2%
Virgin Islands1%
North Carolina1%
West Virginia1%
New Hampshire1%

Andrews Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 14 %

Andrews Room and Board (2007)

Andrews offers campus housing for 1,230 of its 2,277 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Berrien Springs, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Andrews Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470610
SAT Math440610
SAT Writing420540
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite1926

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT49%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT65%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Andrews Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,940
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,940
Room and board $ 5,930
Room charge $ 3,380
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,950
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 750

Financial Aid:
Andrews participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 223800)

Andrews Faculty

Andrews has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7648
Non-tenured and not on tenure track88

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year63$65,50614$65,439
Associate professorcalendar year47$53,96120$51,489
Assistant professorcalendar year26$43,19031$43,403
Instructorcalendar year5$36,4736$36,554
All faculty totalcalendar year141$56,51371$49,447

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*0*
Associate professoracademic year0*1*
Assistant professoracademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Andrews Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Interior Architecture

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Other
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Horticultural Science

Liberal Arts
Development Economics and International Development
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Pre-Veterinary Studies

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Piano and Organ

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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Top 12%Andrews Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students 40 years or older
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Male % of student body
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 18%Andrews Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 19%Andrews % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Minority % of student body
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Top 20%Andrews Minority % of student body

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