Recommended Colleges

The Newman Guide recommends Catholic colleges and universities because of their commitment to a faithful Catholic education.

All the institutions recommended in the Guide are unique, each with its own special charism, approach to education, and campus culture.  For instance, some immerse students in every aspect of faithful Catholic life, while others, though faithful, serve a more diverse group of students. Some allow opposite-sex visitation in student bedrooms, while others do not. Some have a strong core curriculum, while some offer more electives and encourage specialization.

One type of institution may not be better than the other. But one type is likely better for your unique needs. Parents and students should look closely at each college to decide if what it offers is what you need and are looking for. We pray that you successfully find the college that is the best fit for you!


Ave Maria University

   Ave Maria University

    Ave Maria, Fla.

   Belmont Abbey College

    Belmont, N.C.

Benedictine College

   Benedictine College

    Atchison, Kan.

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   The Catholic University of America

    Washington, D.C.

   Christendom College

    Front Royal, Va.

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   Franciscan University of Steubenville

    Steubenville, Ohio


   John Paul the Great Catholic University

    Escondido, Calif.

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   Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts

    Warner, N.H.

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   Thomas Aquinas College

    Santa Paula, Calif., and Northfield, Mass.

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   The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

    Merrimack, N.H.

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   University of Dallas

    Irving, Tex.

   University of Mary

    Bismarck, N.D.

   University of St. Thomas Houston

    Houston, TX

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   Walsh University

    North Canton, Ohio

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   Wyoming Catholic College

    Lander, Wyo.


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   Aquinas College

    Nashville, Tenn.

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   Holy Apostles College and Seminary

    Cromwell, Conn., and Online


   Catholic Distance University

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   Ignatius-Angelicum Great Books Program


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   Campion College

    Toongabbie East, NSW

   Catholic Pacific College

    Langley, BC

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  Holy Angel University

   Angeles City, Philippines

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   International Theological Institute

    Trumau, Austria

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   Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College

    Barry’s Bay, Ontario

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   University of Navarra

    Pamplona, Spain