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Testimonials

What Our Student Say About Us

We believe education is more than just academics. Check out firsthand accounts from students like you who have been impacted by our vibrant community, transformative education, and unwavering commitment to faith.

Emma W
I could not have picked a better university to attend. The Lord put me in the right place at the right time, and words fall short of expressing the magnitude of appreciation in my heart for the community at Grace. I am continually blown away by how intentional the professors and students are at Grace, and it has only helped me to realize the importance of the role relationships play in our lives. I could not be more pleased with the decision I made to pursue a communications degree. God has taught me through grace that people matter, and how we choose to communicate has the power to change lives.
Emma W
Communication Online Undergraduate
I could not have picked a better university to attend. The Lord put me in the right place at the right time, and words fall short of expressing the magnitude of appreciation in my heart for the community at Grace. I am continually blown away by how intentional the professors and students are at Grace, and it has only helped me to realize the importance of the role relationships play in our lives. I could not be more pleased with the decision I made to pursue a communications degree. God has taught me through grace that people matter, and how we choose to communicate has the power to change lives.
Emma W
Emma W
Communication Online Undergraduate
Lyons L
Being at Grace for the past 4 years has changed my life. I’ve grown tremendously as a person and in my faith. I’ve become closer to God and also gained many valuable friendships. The classes helped guide me to scripture and made me more devoted to learning and God. I know now that I am more equipped than ever to help spread the word of God!    
Lyons L
Business On-Campus
Being at Grace for the past 4 years has changed my life. I’ve grown tremendously as a person and in my faith. I’ve become closer to God and also gained many valuable friendships. The classes helped guide me to scripture and made me more devoted to learning and God. I know now that I am more equipped than ever to help spread the word of God!    
Lyons L
Lyons L
Business On-Campus
Justin P
The MBA program at Grace is phenomenal. The faculty are the real deal, running their own successful businesses and teaching valuable insights from both their education and experience. Courses are designed to teach you skills that offer competitive advantages, such as AI, web design, and marketing campaigns for startups. The program also instructs on how to be a better leader and, of course, integrates the Bible and spiritual components directly into the curriculum. I love how the case studies are not just relevant, but they are literally events happening right now.
Justin P
MBA-Graduate
The MBA program at Grace is phenomenal. The faculty are the real deal, running their own successful businesses and teaching valuable insights from both their education and experience. Courses are designed to teach you skills that offer competitive advantages, such as AI, web design, and marketing campaigns for startups. The program also instructs on how to be a better leader and, of course, integrates the Bible and spiritual components directly into the curriculum. I love how the case studies are not just relevant, but they are literally events happening right now.
Justin P
Justin P
MBA-Graduate
Renee Y
My time here at Grace has been a blessing, although I have faced challenges along the way. The students, staff, and facility have encouraged me and prayed for me, and I've been able to learn a biblical approach in all my studies. I was reluctant at first to step into obtaining a degree in the online courses; however, after having joined, I'm glad I have because it's helped my relationship with God grow and my understanding of how to apply biblical principles and understandings to what God has called me to do.
Renee Y
Online - Psychology
My time here at Grace has been a blessing, although I have faced challenges along the way. The students, staff, and facility have encouraged me and prayed for me, and I've been able to learn a biblical approach in all my studies. I was reluctant at first to step into obtaining a degree in the online courses; however, after having joined, I'm glad I have because it's helped my relationship with God grow and my understanding of how to apply biblical principles and understandings to what God has called me to do.
Renee Y
Renee Y
Online - Psychology
Emily C
In my experience at Grace Christian University, I was taught not only how to be successful in a human services career but also how to build Christ-like relationships and a community. It has helped me to better understand what it means to rely and trust in the Lord and to go forth into the community with the intention to bring glory to His kingdom, as well as to be the 'light of the world. I have grown as a person and a friend while making so many wonderful memories there that I will never forget.
Emily C
Human Services On-Campus Undergraduate
In my experience at Grace Christian University, I was taught not only how to be successful in a human services career but also how to build Christ-like relationships and a community. It has helped me to better understand what it means to rely and trust in the Lord and to go forth into the community with the intention to bring glory to His kingdom, as well as to be the 'light of the world. I have grown as a person and a friend while making so many wonderful memories there that I will never forget.
Emily C
Emily C
Human Services On-Campus Undergraduate
Kaylyn Y
This has been my first year at Grace Christian University, and I have loved it! I am a transfer student at Grace, and the whole experience has been fantastic! Transferring to Grace was a seamless process. I love the quick-paced classes and the intentionality of the professors and staff. Any time I have questions, I know I can ask them, and they will help me to the best of their ability. The staff is very intentional in reaching out, making sure I am doing okay, and seeing if I have any prayer requests. They also do a phenomenal job of encouraging me on the coursework and encouraging me to finish the course strong!
Kaylyn Y
Human Services Online Undergraduate
This has been my first year at Grace Christian University, and I have loved it! I am a transfer student at Grace, and the whole experience has been fantastic! Transferring to Grace was a seamless process. I love the quick-paced classes and the intentionality of the professors and staff. Any time I have questions, I know I can ask them, and they will help me to the best of their ability. The staff is very intentional in reaching out, making sure I am doing okay, and seeing if I have any prayer requests. They also do a phenomenal job of encouraging me on the coursework and encouraging me to finish the course strong!
Kaylyn Y
Kaylyn Y
Human Services Online Undergraduate
Bethany M
One of the most life-changing experiences that I had at Grace Christian University was traveling to another country with a couple friends and a bunch of strangers. Not only did I become more social and educated, but I became so much more culturally aware and grew to appreciate the history of the Bible that's represented in the world today. If you're looking to study abroad for a short period of time, going to Turkey with the great P. Long, walking where Paul walked, is the way to go!
Bethany M
Study Abroad Turkey Trip
One of the most life-changing experiences that I had at Grace Christian University was traveling to another country with a couple friends and a bunch of strangers. Not only did I become more social and educated, but I became so much more culturally aware and grew to appreciate the history of the Bible that's represented in the world today. If you're looking to study abroad for a short period of time, going to Turkey with the great P. Long, walking where Paul walked, is the way to go! 
Bethany M
Bethany M
Study Abroad Turkey Trip
Julia S
When I toured Israel in 2023, I loved being able to see the Bible come to life in a new way. I was also able to receive class credit and got a scholarship which really helped. Professor Long was very informative with his incredible knowledge of everything involving Israel and was able to answer all of our questions about the Bible. Now when I read the Bible, I can picture those places and the truths of the Bible have taken root further in my heart. That is something I will always be grateful for.
Julia S
Study Abroad Israel Trip
When I toured Israel in 2023, I loved being able to see the Bible come to life in a new way. I was also able to receive class credit and got a scholarship which really helped. Professor Long was very informative with his incredible knowledge of everything involving Israel and was able to answer all of our questions about the Bible. Now when I read the Bible, I can picture those places and the truths of the Bible have taken root further in my heart. That is something I will always be grateful for.
Julia S
Julia S
Study Abroad Israel Trip
Rhianna W
The business program doesn't only teach you about finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing but the program also equips you with leadership skills and help you become a Godly light to shine in a secular-prone field of study. My amazing professors are truly interested in my academic success and even my emotional health and wellbeing. I am more on fire for Jesus now because of the amazing community I've built, and the exciting career path I have in order to spread the good news of the Gospel!
Rhianna W
Business - On-Campus Undergraduate
The business program doesn't only teach you about finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing but the program also equips you with leadership skills and help you become a Godly light to shine in a secular-prone field of study. My amazing professors are truly interested in my academic success and even my emotional health and wellbeing. I am more on fire for Jesus now because of the amazing community I've built, and the exciting career path I have in order to spread the good news of the Gospel!
Rhianna W
Rhianna W
Business - On-Campus Undergraduate
Ayondria G
This program offers a real hands-on approach to learning, from guest speakers to going out in the field. The professors within this program are very knowledgeable and can help direct you no matter the route you hope to take. I have grown so much during my time in this program and have memories that will last a lifetime.
Ayondria G
Human Services On-Campus Undergraduate
This program offers a real hands-on approach to learning, from guest speakers to going out in the field. The professors within this program are very knowledgeable and can help direct you no matter the route you hope to take. I have grown so much during my time in this program and have memories that will last a lifetime.
Ayondria G
Ayondria G
Human Services On-Campus Undergraduate

Programs

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25+ Programs

including on-campus, online,
and dual degree options.

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15:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

provides personal instruction and mentorship.

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4+1 Program

allows you to earn both a bachelor’s and
master’s degree in as little as five years.

Bible

30 hours

of required Bible and theology
classes built into every program.

Careers & Internships

  • 72% of graduates are working fulltime or continuing their education
  • 100% of students complete an internship during their studies
  • 5+ mission trip opportunities annually 
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Our Rankings

#1 Safest College Campus in Michigan

Niche, 2024

Top 10 Best College Campus in Michigan

Niche, 2024

Top 10 Best College Food in Michigan

Niche, 2024

#1 Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Business

Best Accredited Colleges, 2021

#3 Most Affordable Accredited Online Bible Schools
Online Schools Guide, 2023

Top 30 Best Online Colleges in Michigan

Intelligent, 2023

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On-Campus Students

36%

Minority Students

610

Total Online Enrollment

64%

Online Female Students

59% | 41%

Female | Male

46%

Student Athletes

538

Online Undergraduate Enrollment

36%

Online Male Students

90% | 10%

In-State | Out of State Students

13%

Military-Affiliated Students

74

Online Graduate Enrollment

49%

Online Minority Students

Life at Grace

  • 26-Acre Campus
  • 13+ Student Clubs & Bible Study Groups
  • 10 Intramural Sports
  • 6 On-Campus Housing Options
  • 3 Chapel Services Weekly
  • Located in Grand Rapids, MI
  • #2 Best Place to Live in Michigan | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
  • Home of ArtPrize, the #1 Most Attended Public Art Event in the World | The Art Newspaper, 2014/2015

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Athletics

15 NCCAA
Athletic Teams

43 Regional
Championships

9 National
Championships

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Mission

Graduating Courageous Ambassadors for Christ Who Make an Eternal Impact Wherever They Go.
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Accreditation

Association for Biblical Higher Education

A faith-based institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Higher Learning Commission

An institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

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