NCU provides a transformational educational experience that champions wisdom, faith and service, providing graduates with superb career preparation within a Christ-centered environment.


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As an undergraduate at NCU, you’ll benefit from a highly personal educational experience led by truly extraordinary faculty. In classrooms that average only 16 students, and through an array of internship opportunities, you’ll learn how to think critically, communicate effectively and work collaboratively as you answer God’s call in your life.

Be a Follower of Christ


Undergraduate students explore, discover and grow within the context of a Christ-centered community. Immersed in all aspects of the NCU experience, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in signature ministry and service programming designed to foster your spiritual formation.


During the week, students have the chance to experience God through scripture, praise, and worship. Chapel takes on many glorifying forms, from heartfelt songs to inspiring messages from faculty, students and local pastors sharing words of faith and service.

Be a Leader


Beacons put their faith into action—sharing God’s love in real ways within our city and world.

NCU students, faculty and staff work with numerous service organizations such as St. Vincent DePaul, Eugene Mission, Hosea Youth Ministry and Food for Lane County. Faith will be strengthened through programs like Night of Prayer, The Touch Project, Embrace the City Day, and Spiritual Formation week. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in annual mission trips. Past missions have included Seattle, San Francisco, Mexico, Africa, Romania, and Cambodia.

Be a member


Whether through campus activities, student leadership, athletics or just hanging out in your residence hall, you will be making friends who will be part of your life forever. You can attend Friday night Beacon Nights which include local and student bands, game shows, bowling movies and more. An array of special events will also keep you busy including Beacon Madness, Hall Music Video Competition, Homecoming, trips to watch the Portland Trail Blazers and Timbers, day hikes, white water rafting, and intramural sports. You’ll also have the opportunity to cheer on NCU’s 12 NAIA teams–Men & Women’s basketball, cross country, golf,  soccer, track & field, & Women’s softball and volleyball.

Be a beacon

Next Steps

We want you to be a Beacon! Follow these steps to start the process:

  1. Fill out the free online application
  2. Send in your application materials including official transcripts and SAT/ACT scores if applicable
  3. Visit Campus
  4. Complete your Merit Scholarship Worksheet
  5. File your FAFSA. NCU’s school code is 003208.