“Christian brotherhood is not an ideal which we must realize; it is rather a reality created by God in Christ in which we may participate.” These words from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together exemplify our goal for the community of Criswell Housing. We believe Christian community is neither a perfect ideal for which to strive, nor simply a place to sleep. Rather, it is an environment in which we actively participate in our faith by growing personally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually in order to be a light to our city and culture.
Each semester residents participate in community outreach with local ministries and churches. Past outreach activities include partnering with Dallas Life Foundation, Kids for Christ, J. W. Ray Elementary School, Lake June Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, and Criswell alumni.
Residents live in local apartment-style housing in downtown Dallas. Currently, Criswell partners with Dallas Theological Seminary and Vue Live Oak Apartments, located just two blocks from the Criswell campus. Apartments are fully furnished with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, where 2-4 residents live together.
Semester: $2,275 – 2,800
Year total: $4,550 – 5,600
Cost is subject to change.
For more information about the apartments or cost of housing, e-mail the Director of Student Services or call 214.818.1345.
Dallas is the 9th largest urban center in the US, covering 343 square miles with a population of over 1.2 million. This beautiful southern city also boasts a large international population, providing many opportunities for cross-cultural ministry. Although the city’s size may seem a bit intimidating at first, realizing the DFW area is made up of many different cities and suburbs next door to each other makes getting around much more manageable. Students find they are soon navigating like locals.
Restaurants and Coffee Houses
Dallas is populated with great restaurants and coffee shops, many of which are open late (which is a huge advantage around mid-terms and finals!). Authentic and unique restaurants that serve Vietnamese, Thai, and Mexican food, as well chain restaurants like Schlotzsky’s, Starbucks, and Jimmy Johns, are within walking distance of the campus. Local favorites such as Twisted Root Burger Co., Two Sisters, Stackhouse Burgers, Sammy’s BBQ, the food trucks at Klyde Warren Park, Houndstooth Coffee, and Crooked Tree Coffee are just a short drive away.
Students don’t have to go far to find weekend attractions when they need a study break. Criswell is located just blocks from Downtown and Uptown, which is home to the Dallas Museum of Art, American Airlines Center (home of the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, and regular concerts), the Majestic Theater, NorthPark Center, and more. From shopping to entertainment, sporting events to family-friendly activities, our neighborhood offers something for everyone.