The Jesuit Advantage

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For almost five centuries, Jesuit education has existed as a model of academic excellence throughout the world. Spring Hill College is the third oldest Jesuit college in the United States, after Georgetown and Saint Louis University. We recognize the potential for greatness in people from all faiths, nations and backgrounds.

At its core, a Jesuit education:

  • Seeks to develop the whole person – mind, body and spirit
  • Provides broad-based, collaborative learning and challenging academics
  • Encourages critical, analytical and creative approaches to problem-solving
  • Forms men and women in service to others
  • Places emphasis on values, ethics, and the development of moral character
  • Focuses on fulfilling the unique potential of each individual
  • Builds global awareness through immersion and study abroad programs

Learn more about the advantages of a liberal arts education.

The Jesuits

Throughout the world, Jesuits are synonymous with excellence in education and commitment to caring for the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Founded in 1534, the Society of Jesus emphasizes unbiased reason, reasonable faith and the pursuit of wisdom, in the tradition of its founder, Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

One of only 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Spring Hill College is the oldest college in Alabama and the third oldest Jesuit, Catholic college in the United States. Jesuits are known for being innovative, engaging and down-to-earth people.

In the Jesuit tradition, your studies at Spring Hill will truly be more than an education, but a rewarding experience that will shape your leadership skills and commitment to serve others. We recognize the potential for greatness in people from all faiths, nations and backgrounds.

More information on Jesuit Colleges and Jesuit Education is available at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Web site.