It’s Not Us. It’s You.

At Great Northern University, students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives walk the same halls, sit with the same professors, and yet are transformed in unique and profound ways. This happens because GNU is about far more than just your education; it is about who you will become as a person.

What makes Great Northern University special is that your journey is the purpose of our journey. What does that mean? It means that we want to share life  together  with you in our community; that we desire to pursue excellence in scholarship with you; and that we hope, above all these, that we will flourish together in the wisdom that comes from above (James 3:17).

We’ve Begun with You in Mind.

Great Northern University has been tailored for you. We have purposefully designed our academic programs with a flexible curriculum that encourages students to chart their own course. After all, this is your journey. You should get the chance to study what you are passionate about. And nobody knows about your passion for making an impact in this world better than you do. 

From the ground up we've developed everything about GNU to serve students, and provide the best educational experience possible, at a surprisingly low cost.

How Do I Start?

It couldn't be any easier; just click the "Apply Now" button anywhere on this website. Here are a couple of helpful tips and facts about the process:

  • There are no application fees 
  • Your application saves as you go
  • You'll be asked if you want to apply for one of the BA programs or one of the Certificate programs, of if you just want to audit a specific class
  • Here is a full description of the Undergraduate and Certificate Admissions Process, if you're curious

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