St. Gregory’s University Recommended in Popular Guide to Choosing Catholic Colleges, Universities
St. Gregory’s University has been recommended as a quality Catholic university by The Cardinal Newman Society in the latest edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, which was published on October 7, 2013.
“Being listed in The Newman Guide is a wonderful honor,” St. Gregory’s President Greg Main said. “We know of several cases where current students either became aware of us or used our presence in the Guide as a significant factor in their decision to attend St Gregory’s.”
The Newman Guide says of St. Gregory’s: “The attractive array of majors includes business-related subjects and the sciences, which are not available at the strictly liberal arts colleges. It is not always easy to marry a strong Catholic identity with career-oriented majors, but St. Gregory’s seems to be doing a good job of it, especially in recent years.”
Published since 2007, The Newman Guide has recommended just 28 colleges, universities and online programs for 2014 based on their strength of Catholic identity and academic excellence, with an emphasis on undergraduate education. Primary sections include in-depth information on academics, spiritual life, residence life and student activities. Twenty-two of the recommended colleges are in the United States, while four are English-language instruction programs in other countries, and two programs are online.
“Because every Catholic college is unique, families need more than simple checklists or government-collected data to make decisions,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “Whereas most other guides rely on the same data, The Newman Guide digs deeper and draws upon our 20 years of promoting and defending faithful Catholic education.”
The Newman Guide and its updated companion magazine, My Future, My Faith, make searching for and getting advice on faithful Catholic colleges and universities easy.
“I am excited to recommend the fine academic institutions in the 2014 edition of the Guide,” Reilly said, “and to help parents and students put the college search into context with the articles in My Future, My Faith magazine, the ultimate roadmap for successfully carrying, and holding onto, the faith in college.”
My Future, My Faith, a full-color companion magazine to the Guide, provides advice to Catholic parents and students on how to navigate the transition from high school to college on everything from admissions, paying for college and conducting the all-important campus visit, to keeping one’s faith on campus and rules for campus dating.
“For those students seeking a college education, I cannot recommend enough that they take a close look at the broad range of faithful colleges recommended in The Newman Guide,” said Thomas Mead, Executive Vice President of the Newman Society and managing editor of the guide and magazine. “While strong Catholic campus ministries at secular colleges can minimize the well-documented and too often destructive secular influences at public colleges and universities, only at a faithful Catholic college will a student be able to find a truly Catholic education.”
TheNewmanGuide.com offers all of the content contained in The Newman Guide and My Future, My Faith for free, as well as more than 400 pages of additional material about the recommended colleges. New for the 2014 edition is a news feed of recent stories about each college and updates to each recommended college’s photos, videos and social media links.
In addition, and at the request of countless Catholic families, the Newman Society asked nearly 100 questions of each college on everything from Mass and confession times to what majors are offered, and from visiting hours in the dorms, to a list of campus clubs and activities and everything in between.
To learn more about the Cardinal Newman Society and The Newman Guide, visit www.TheNewmanGuide.com.