Following are the top ranked Christian colleges in the United States:

Azusa Pacific University - It is a leading Christian college, ranked as one of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges of 2011. Ranked in Tier 1 at 167th, APU was tied with the University of Rhode Island and Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, APU was one of 23 colleges recognized for best first-year experience. It was also the top ranked school among the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), followed closely by Biola University (La Mirada, Calif.) and George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.), both ranked No. 170.

Huntington University - The University was founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. As one of the nation's top-ranked Christian colleges, Huntington offers a wide range of academic programs, including bachelor's degrees in nursing, education, social work, and more. The University has been named one of the Top 10 Best Colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News, rated 8th overall in the 2011 edition of the magazine's guide to “America's Best Colleges,” and 5th in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category for best-value colleges in the Midwest.

Grand Canyon University - The University is one of the best Christian universities in the nation, offering online and campus-based Bachelor's and Master's degree programs through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Grand Canyon University is ranked seventh in the list of top online colleges from the Online College Database (2009).

Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts - It is highly regarded as a Top Christian College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. US News lists Gordon College in the 'Best National Liberal Arts Colleges' category. Of the many Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) accredited institutions, only a handful meet the stringent criteria standardized by U.S. News. Not to mention Gordon is one of only four Christian liberal arts colleges that are nationally-ranked (the other 322 Christian colleges are regionally-ranked).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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