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Why ENC

Why ENC

Welcome to the best in education and Christian faith

Best of Both Worlds

Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college with over 50 undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Located on Boston’s South Shore, our New England campus is tucked away in historic Quincy, Massachusetts, just a short walk to the beach and minutes to Boston by train. The collegiate experience is enriched by the campus’ close proximity to Boston, allowing students to participate in research and internships at world-renowned laboratories and cutting-edge start ups, serve the greater Boston community through mission and volunteer opportunities, and enjoy the city’s thriving cultural center and sports franchises. With its wealth of educational and cultural assets, it is not surprising that Boston was the only U.S. city to rank in the top 12 Best Student Cities in the World by QS World University Rankings.

Dedicated to Student Success

Why ENC-AcademicFor nearly 120 years, Eastern Nazarene College has prepared students for lives of leadership and service through a rigorous liberal arts education. Today, students drawn from 14 foreign nations and 36 U.S. states are prepared both intellectually and spiritually to lead in the 21st century. Students have the opportunity to engage with faculty and classmates in small classes and labs that emphasize experiential learning. The faculty is dedicated to every student’s success with 95% of graduates employed or are in graduate school upon graduation. Drawing on a deep commitment to scholarship and teaching, the faculty encourages students to challenge themselves both in and out of the classroom through participation in research, internships, and graduate studies. Students have undertaken internships at UMASS Medical School, Boston Medical Center Growth and Development Lab, Boston’s Children Hospital, and Mass General Hospital, to name just a few. Other students have pursued graduate programs at Harvard Medical School, MIT, and Oxford. At Eastern Nazarene College, we also understand the importance of balancing mind, body, and spirit; therefore, students actively participate in service projects, mission trips, theater productions, 21 student clubs and organizations, and 15 NCAA Division III athletic teams.

Guided by Christian Values

Why ENC_Christian ValuesBertha Munro, the first dean of Eastern Nazarene College once said that, “There is no conflict between the best in education and the best in the Christian faith.” Drawn from a variety of faith backgrounds, Eastern Nazarene College supports students in their spiritual development, providing them with opportunities to live their faith. Student-led summer ministry teams travel to camps and churches on the east coast, a long-standing tradition and valuable experiential learning for those interested. Other students participate in mission trips called FUSION. The FUSION program is designed to give students an opportunity to connect with the activity of God in contexts which cause them to cross a boundary of difference. In 2019, a San Diego-Tijuana Fusion team partnered with an organization called Global Immerse to experience the immigrant’s journey, delving into the human and social issues affecting immigrant families in the U.S. Another FUSION team traveled to Puerto Rico where they helped local leaders rebuild communities devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In 2018 and 2019, teams sent to Zambia, led by psychology professor Dr. Catherine Bell and soccer coach Mark Bell, assisted a Christian relief agency provide food, bed nets, school visits, and home visits to those affected with HIV/AIDS.

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Eastern Nazarene College has been committed to providing the best in education, creating an environment in which students are taught by exemplary faculty, have a compelling curriculum, enjoy rich learning experiences, and can excel in developing their intellectual gifts. The uniqueness of our mission comes from integrating ‘the best in education’ with the ‘best in Christianity’ to be a place where the pursuit of truth and the pursuit of the One who is the Truth are equally valued - to be a place where the educational vision is grand enough to include expanding the mind and shaping the soul. ”

Jack Connell, E.d.D.,D.Min.
President

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