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Here’s a story.

You come to app with high expectations—to discover more about yourself, the world, and the Creator. And four years later, you’ve exceeded your own expectations. You’ve explored the globe, been captivated by new ideas, forged the deepest of friendships. And there’s a cap, a gown, a diploma, an accomplishment you’re proud of.

What’s in store for you next? We’re glad you asked. It’s a bold life. A life lived with your whole heart.

A few places you’ll find app grads

Our grads land jobs at places like Google, the United Nations, and Lockheed Martin in their first year out of school. We’re not surprised. At app, they had opportunities to research alongside faculty, lead student organizations, be mentored by the best and travel the world.

You can expect great things from your investment in app.

With an average class size of 24, faculty committed to your development, plus leadership opportunities on campus and off, you’ll step into a connected community that’s ready for you.

45% of app students graduate debt free.

45%

of app students graduate with no debt

app has a 99.3% professional employment rate, post-graduation.

99.6%

of 2022 grads report being professionally employed or in grad school

app offers over 100 majors and programs.

100+

academic programs at app

SUCCESS STARTS ON DAY ONE

Step onto campus, step into opportunities

Really. During orientation, you’ll meet with your faculty adviser and together you’ll chart your path through app’s comprehensive liberal arts curriculum.

Live what you love, we're here to help

LIFEWORK

Discover what life after college looks like. Our innovative app LifeWork program will give you skills for success in a future infused with God’s plans. We believe in this program.

Learning, faith, citizenship and vocation; app's Educational Framework

FUTURE FRAMEWORK

Everything we do at app is grounded in an educational framework. Our purpose extends way beyond “job readiness.” We’ve thought through how you’ll be ready for a life of faithfulness.

Our faculty teach students with a passion

CAREER CENTER

Maybe you have no idea what your future holds or maybe you need help jumpstarting your dream job. Whatever the case, our Career Center can thoughtfully and prayerfully guide you and provide the tools you need for the future.

Jobs list

VALUABLE EXPERIENCE

With hundreds of on-campus jobs and research opportunities, countless internships in Grand Rapids, and a well-connected faculty and staff, your resume will thank you.

GRADUATE AT THE TOP OF YOUR FIELD

You’ll catch a vision at app.

It’s a vision for the renewal of the world and how your life of faith, learning, and action is a piece of that renewal. Our alumni are doing this every day—unleashing their fresh ideas for Christ’s kingdom in every field all over the world.

May your steps be bold

READY FOR ANYTHING

With our 100+ programs, your passion becomes your life’s work

Our grads are blazing trails in every field. Our alumni are entrepreneurs, researchers, pastors, doctors, storytellers, artists, lawyers, social workers, engineers, teachers, musicians, journalists, and computer programmers. Read their stories and see your future self among them.

A SPHERE JUST FOR YOU

IMPACT THE WORLD

Three words you’ll hear around app: “Every square inch”

The idea is that we become Christ’s hands and feet, ready to go out to every square inch of this earth to bring his redemption and healing to all. But this isn’t just a static concept we talk about in a classroom—it’s a way of life here in Grand Rapids and all over the world.

BEGIN NOW.

Take the next step in your bold life.

At app, you’ll learn to live life with your whole heart. You’ll be equipped with the mind-blowing knowledge of a liberal arts education and the skills to navigate the complexity and diversity of the world. And you’ll have the heart and passion to renew it.

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