History, Affiliations, and Rankings
Crandall University was founded in 1949 in Canada under the name United Baptist Bible Training School. It played the role of both, a secondary school as well as a Bible school. Over the next two decades, the school started focusing on post-secondary training programs, and in 1970 its name was changed to Atlantic Baptist College. It was further changed to Crandall University in 2009 to honour Rev. Joseph Crandall, a pioneering baptist member of the maritime region. The University was accorded degree-awarding powers beyond the Bachelor’s level and in 2020, the highly valued, Master of Management degree was added to the University’s catalogue. A Christian University, Crandall is affiliated with The Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC), Acadia Divinity College, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
Crandall University is located in Moncton, a large town in New Brunswick, Canada. The University campus spans 200 acres with cross-country, soccer, ACAA basketball and many other leisure sports that students can participate in on campus.The campus provides all the basic facilities for its staff and students for a standardized and comfortable experience. The campus also has housing options, a library, sports complex, cafes, gyms, labs, and more facilities. Crandall University has a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, along with international opportunities, certificate courses, degree completion programs for working professionals and remote learning options. Students can opt to study courses in Management, Education, Theology, Arts and Sciences with a wide range of concentrations and minors. The Baptist Heritage Center, located at Crandall University, preserves the tangible history of Atlantic Baptists, the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, and its forerunner organisations via 300 objects. The collection and archives contain printed materials as well as items used in religious services, furniture, musical instruments, and photographs of church architecture.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Crandall University is a leading liberal arts university in eastern Canada that is rooted in the Christian faith. The University has maintained a partnership with many famous universities for international exchange and collaboration programs like Oxford University, Acadia University, Rosebud School of Arts, and Anderson University. Being a leading Canadian university, Crandall has a growing alumni network of 6000+ which includes notable personalities who have taken positions of authority across fields such as politics, government, and academics. Seven varsity teams from Crandall University compete in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA). Men's and women's soccer, basketball, cross country, and women's volleyball are among the sports that the Chargers field teams in. The Chargers also have a club boxing programme that participates in international competitions. Men's cross country in 2021–2022 and women's soccer in 2003–04 are the Chargers' two ACAA championships.Some of the famous alumni of Crandall University are - David Nathan Alward (former Premier of New Brunswick), Ken LeBlanc (Canadian Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of PropertyGuys), Ralph Richardson (First Chancellor of Crandall University), and Cathy Rogers (Canadian politician).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
At Crandall University, the classroom strength is small enough to facilitate close student-teacher interaction and large enough to provide a competitive edge for individual students. As a student at Crandall University, you can expect your Professors to know you by name! As of now, the International student population of the university is small but is growing at a great pace. Students from all over the globe are applying to the university and the administration is doing everything possible to facilitate them. The University organizes Career Fairs, Placement drives and workshops regularly for the students to secure full-time employment, internships and gain work experience. Also, Crandall is a full member of the Atlantic Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (AARAO), a regional association of the Association of the Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC), an affiliate member of CHEC, and a member in good standing of the New Brunswick Association of Private Colleges and Universities.