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Why SBU? Our faculty provides rigorous academic lessons that build a practical foundation for integrating students’ spiritual lives with their professional lives. The quality Christ-centered education pursued here at SBU allows students to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Students are encouraged to be life-long learners and leaders in their communities.

Your church can benefit from the SBU emphasis on real-life experience. SBU offers incredible opportunities for students to put the Gospel into practice such as Disciple Now leadership roles, Higher Ground worship team, and ministerial internships. Of course, many of our students choose to participate in and lead mission trips in North America and around the world.

SBU is a worthy investment. It may surprise you to learn how affordable an SBU education is compared to the cost of attending other universities of our size and academic excellence. Our well-trained staff will partner with incoming students to make experiencing life at SBU an affordable reality for families. Investing in an education at SBU will enrich students’ lives more than most other investments made in a lifetime.

Did You Know?

SBU recently has been recognized by the NAMB as sending the most student missionaries in the U.S.

SBU has been ranked among America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 12 consecutive years.

For 11 consecutive years, SBU has been ranked one of America’s Best Christian Colleges®.

SBU is among the schools considered to offer America’s Best College Scholarships®.