Christendom has top five ‘Great Books’ program

Christendom College in Front Royal was ranked as one of the top five colleges with a "Great Books" program in the nation for its "premier" liberal arts education, according to a recent article in Best College Reviews. Christendom was placed ahead of such well-known institutions as University of Notre Dame, University of Chicago, Boston College and Columbia College.

Best College Reviews released their top 25 list last month - judging colleges based on their adherence to a classical, liberal education, ranking Christendom at No. 5 on the list.

"A premier Catholic liberal arts college that offers a challenging 86-hour core curriculum, Christendom College produces graduates with excellent skills and abilities in critical thinking, written and oral communication, adaptability, creativity, organization and responsibility," said Best College Reviews.

"We are consistently ranked as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation, and with good reason," said Tom McFadden, vice president for enrollment. "Since our founding, we've engaged students with one of the most challenging, rigorous liberal arts educations in the country. Every student who comes here has the skills to find success after college. They have the writing skills, the ability to think critically and a desire to lead that is born out of our education, making them that much more appealing to employers."

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