50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities for 2017.January 31, 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) - The Belhaven University campus received national praise for its beauty. Christian Universities Online awarded the University the 19th spot in its 50 Most Beautiful Christian Colleges and Universities for 2017.

“Being named one of the 50 most beautiful campuses is an honor,” said Belhaven President Dr. Roger Parrott. “What makes our campus truly 'beautiful' is the University's dedication to higher learning in an enthusiastically Christian environment where students are loved, challenged and prepared.”

The 50 universities were ranked according to architectural style, signature buildings, continuity of campus and natural setting. “Hanging moss in oak trees, rolling hills, tranquil fountains and beautiful landscapes are just a few of the features that make Belhaven such a uniquely gorgeous campus,” add Dr. Parrott.

Belhaven's 42-acre campus is located within the historic Greater Belhaven Neighborhood which adds to its unique beauty. David Potvin, assistant vice president of campus operations points out, “We embraced the historic neighborhood we are located in. Our campus buildings have a mixture of styles that capture a contemporary look, but also speaks to the history of this great institution.”

Reputation of programs, graduation rate and total cost are all criteria students evaluate when considering a university. An often overlooked element is the physical surroundings and components of the campus itself. While not a primary factor, campus beauty is an important one. In light of this, Christian Universities Online presented its list of the 50 most beautiful Christian colleges and universities for 2017.