Life at Criswell

A view from behind of a group of walking together in a green space

Life at Criswell

A Criswell education begins with Scripture, preparing graduates to serve, cultivate change, and solve problems.

At Criswell, you will be connected with experiences, people, and communities. Our location in the 9th largest city in the US gives you access to great employment opportunities, amazing food, ministry opportunities, and incredible culture.

In contrast, our campus community is small and close-knit. From dodgeball tournaments and movie nights to open mics and coffee houses, you’ll flourish socially and spiritually during your college experience.

Our campus lives out the community characteristics of the gospel. You will share meals together, encourage classmates, and challenge and support others through the successes and challenges of life.


Student in worshipful pose during backyard prayer.

Nurturing more than just your mind

A thriving spiritual life is vital to your success at Criswell College. The goal is to love the Lord with all our heart, all our mind, and all our strength. Learn to love the Lord with all your mind in the classroom. Chapel and an applied ministry project allow opportunities for loving God with all your heart and strength.

Dining table view of students at a backyard barbecue

Life in community

Our campus, near beautiful downtown Dallas, prioritizes safety and offers a dorm for undergraduates and local apartment-style housing for married and graduate students. Residential students are connected to our neighborhood through regular community outreach with local ministries and churches.

Caring for the whole student

The Student Services team supports Criswell students by offering:
– Counseling
– Personal academic advising
– Ministry placement opportunities

A trio of students studying together in the courtyard.

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Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.