Founded in 1874 as Battle Creek College, Andrews University places serious scholarship, quality research, and a strong focus on practical Christianity first on the list of things we think are important about attendance at a Christian university. We are the most recognized Adventist educational institution in the world. We offer educational opportunities in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral studies. We also offer an impressive range of opportunities abroad at affiliate schools or service posts. We aim to ensure that each student achieves balance between theory and practice, and experience growth on their personal spiritual journey. Students from around the world are attracted to the university because of what we stand for and what we offer. We are one of the most culturally diverse universities in the United States.