Atlantic Union College
Atlantic Union College is a four-year accredited, coeducational, liberal-arts institution with a number of professional and pre-professional programs, several alternative education programs, and a masters degree program in education. Although established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church primarily to serve the needs of its constituents in the northeastern part of the United States and Bermuda, the college welcomes applications from students all over the world who desire a campus atmosphere consciously structured on Christian principles.
Atlantic Union College
|County||Worcester County, MA|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--General|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Private not-for-profit|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||-||2%|
- Atlantic Union College had its beginnings as South Lancaster Academy, a secondary school begun in 1882. The school very early in its existence felt the need for work to be offered beyond the secondary level. It became Lancaster Junior College in 1918 and Atlantic Union College in 1922. Its early degrees were B.Th. and B.R.E. degrees, but in 1933 the college was authorized to grant the B.A. degree and in 1954 the B.S. degree.
- As a liberal arts institution offering some professional and pre-professional programs, the College aims to offer to all its students an academic environment in which attitudes, values, and goals can be examined in the light of expanded knowledge and understanding. The emphasis on the campus is on a personal relationship between faculty and students. Working together, faculty and students create an atmosphere within which a community of scholars may discover, organize, and disseminate knowledge and apply value judgments to human thought and activity. By encouraging students to work while they learn, the College is committed to the concept that work is the active expression of knowledge.
- AAtlantic Union College is located on a 135-acre campus spread over the quiet tree-lined streets and rolling New England countryside of the rural township of Lancaster in Central Massachusetts, 49 miles west of Boston and 190 miles northeast of New York City. The College is fortunate in its setting, which is richly endowed with natural beauty and cultural heritage.
- Atlantic Union College is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Atlantic Union College is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to give the degrees of Master of Education, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and certificates.
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