Welcome from the President

President John Wesley Taylor V

Welcome to the empowering world of Andrews University, where we embrace our commitment to Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith and Change the World!

Life is mission! And we believe that each dimension and experience of learning can provide purpose and shape destiny, bringing into clearer focus God’s plan for our life. We believe that each person is uniquely crafted by God with amazing talents and gifts, and we strive to nurture those abilities to their fullest potential.

As a premier educational institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Andrews University treasures its rich legacy of transformative education rooted in faith, scholarship, and global engagement. From its very start, our school was founded with a sense of mission as its central vision and purpose. In 1874, the year that our institution was established, our namesake, J.N. Andrews, embarked as the first official Seventh-day Adventist missionary. Our graduates, representing 180 countries, have made and continue to make a difference for God in the world. Today Andrews University is truly a place where you meet the world, with approximately 100 countries represented among our students, faculty and staff.

At Andrews University we are committed to whole-person education that encompasses robust academics, a vivid spiritual life, service-oriented initiatives and a supportive campus environment that fosters personal and professional growth. Here you will discover our unwavering dedication to academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and innovation, all within the framework of the biblical worldview. You will engage in critical and creative thinking that recognizes the Creator and seeks solutions that promote the flourishing of all human beings and the stewardship of the earth.

We believe that education is not only about acquiring knowledge but also about nurturing the soul. Our vibrant spiritual program offers meaningful worship experiences and opportunities for spiritual reflection and renewal. Our dedicated faculty and staff serve as mentors, guiding you to build learning on the foundation of faith, encouraging you to grapple with life’s big questions, and supporting you on your life journey. In all, a nurturing environment to develop a close relationship with God and to discern deep meaning and purpose in life.

Throughout our campus, you will encounter a community that cherishes values such as compassion, integrity and justice. You will have the opportunity to engage in service projects, both locally and globally, to experience the profound impact of embodying Christ’s love to the world.

We invite you to discover the stories of our remarkable faculty, passionate staff and talented fellow students who are making a difference in their respective disciplines. Dive into our wide range of stellar academic programs and professional and student organizations. Engage with the vibrant campus life that fosters meaningful connections and lifelong friendships. Through our strategic partnerships that span the globe, we are shaping leaders who are equipped to address the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing world.

In sum, Andrews University is the place to come if you want to develop a life of meaning and purpose, if you yearn to discover new horizons and deep experiences, and if you have the boldness to seize incredible opportunities that are centered in God’s plans for your life.

We invite you to join us on an inspiring and transformative journey as we advance the frontiers of learning, faith and Christian service.

Welcome to Andrews University!