Christendom College

Christendom College
134 Christendom Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

800-877-5456

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www.christendom.edu

Mission statement/description

Christendom College is a four-year coeducational Catholic liberal arts college with undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered on campuses in Front Royal, VA, Alexandria, VA, and Rome, Italy. Christendom's goal is to provide a truly Catholic education in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church and thereby to prepare students for their role of restoring all things in Christ.


The College's main Front Royal campus overlooks the Shenandoah River with scenic views of the neighboring Blue Ridge Mountains. Students from over 45 states and two foreign countries are attracted to the College's Catholic family atmosphere and its dedication to the restoration of a truly Catholic culture.

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Qualifications for entry

Admission will be determined by a variety of indicators including, but not limited to, high school grades, College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or American College Test (ACT) scores, essays, and letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to write essays on these topics:

a) Why do you want to attend Christendom College?
b) Describe your life within your family, and
c) Describe some person or experience who/which has had a deep impact on your life.

Formation program

The many spiritual and liturgical disciplines available at the college enable students to have daily access to Mass, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary, and the Divine Office, as well as prayers said in common before meals and classes.
The chaplains moderate a men’s oratory and a women’s oratory for the purposes of discussing vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

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Vocation Blog

A blog about vocations to the consecrated life.
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