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Faulkner University is a private institution of higher education located in Montgomery, Alabama. Faulkner is a Christian school affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Its stated mission is to, “glorify God through education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in a caring, Christian environment where every individual matters every day.” Faulkner’s history dates back to the founding of the Montgomery Bible College in 1942. The school grew rapidly over the next several years and was renamed the Alabama Christian College in 1953. The college opened extended campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile in 1975 and acquired the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 1983. The college was again renamed in 1985, becoming Faulkner University in honor of former chairman of the board Dr. James Faulkner.

Today, Faulkner University serves a student body of approximately 3,500. The university is organized into five distinct colleges and offers 65 academic degrees in subjects including biblical studies, business administration, elementary education and e-commerce. Faulkner additionally offers six post-graduate courses of study, including a Juris Doctor degree. Other academic programs of note include the Great Books Honor College and Study Abroad program. Faulkner University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Faulkner’s main campus is situated on 84 acres in urban Montgomery. Highlights include the Tine Davis Gymnasium, the Student Multiplex, and the Gus Nichols Library. All full-time unmarried students under the age of 21 who are not seniors or living with parents are required to live on-campus in the school’s system of two men’s and two women’s residence halls. When not in class, Faulkner students can participate in a variety of faith-based and non-faith based activities including intramural sports, and several campus-recognized religious and social clubs.

Faulkner’s varsity sports teams, known as the Eagles, are part of the National Association of Collegiate Athletics and compete primarily as members of the Southern States Athletic Conference.

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