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What Are Newman Centers?

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

This blog is part of a series to help parents and students understand if a Catholic College or University might be a good fit.

Is your student interested in attending a public-secular university but seeks to remain connected to their Catholic identity through student-centric faith-based opportunities on campus?

Newman Centers are a residence and Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic universities throughout the world. These centers provide pastoral services and ministries to their Catholic communities, in particular to the Roman Catholic student population.

Masses on campus (and typically a “last call” Mass on Sunday night to meet student schedules)

Connecting with the Catholic Church on their own terms

Community service projects

Adoration, Confession available to students

A tightly knit community to fall back on when college gets tough

Named in honor of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the first Newman Center was established in 1893 at the University of Pennsylvania.

The list below details some of the Top 50 Schools with vibrant Newman Centers.

The University of Pennsylvania

Ohio State University

George Washington University

Columbia University in New York

Indiana University

University of Pittsburgh

Colorado State University

Susquehanna University

George Mason University

Cornell University

Ithaca College

Georgia Southern University

Bowling Green State University

If you'd like to learn more, please schedule a no-obligation conversation with us.

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