If you are looking for a small, Christian University with a commitment to the liberal arts and an investment in professional programs, Malone University is worth a visit. Unlike other passionately Christian universities in Ohio, Malone is located in a larger city – Canton, which is close to both Akron and Cleveland as well as plenty of internship opportunities for students.
Malone boasts strong programs in Nursing, Business, and Education as well as some unique, niche programs such as the exceptional Zoo and Wildlife Biology major and the Outdoor Leadership minor. As with most Christian colleges, music and ministry-related programs are also strong.
At Malone, faculty an staff are required to sign a statement of faith, but not students. The student body hails from over 40 denominations, predominantly Protestant and Catholic. Students are often asked to consider ways to integrate their faith and academics – questions such as what does it mean to be Christian and a biologist. Students are required to attend at least 20 Spiritual Formation Opportunities (SFO’s) each semester, of which chapel is just one. There are plenty of choices.
While Malone doesn’t offer social fraternities or sororities, there are over 65 student organizations, a famous Cross Country program, solid NCAA Division II athletics and plenty of intramurals. In the fall, students can even enjoy Ohio’s only “Davenport Derby.” That’s “sofa race” for the uninformed. We’re not kidding.
Campus Video: Check out our video compilation of photos from our last visit to Malone University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=437_GsqXIfQ
About the Author: After touring 60 of the best colleges in Ohio, Dr. Jay, a prior faculty member and dean, founded College Bound Advantage (CBA); a Columbus Ohio college consulting firm. CBA specializes in helping families optimize college selection around 15 “fit factors.” College Bound Advantage serves all of Ohio including Cleveland, Akron, and Cincinnati metro areas.
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