purpose-driven leaders


purpose-driven leaders


purpose-driven leaders


Celebrating 140 years as the Headquarters of Global Change

We have a lot to celebrate this year. Learn more about Alliance University’s future and how you can be a part of it!

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We are finally back on campus as one community. Our doors are open. Classes are live. We’re finally all together.

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Alliance University Homecoming 2022

Stay tuned for details about this year’s special Homecoming event.



Take the Whole Gospel to the Whole World

Alliance University, formerly known as Nyack College, is the nation’s most ethnically diverse Christian school in the history of higher education. Located in the heart of New York City – the epicenter for culture and innovation – AU prepares students to take the whole Gospel to the whole world. With a focus on integrating spiritual transformation with academic excellence, AU equips students to serve their communities – personally transformed, globally engaged, and socially relevant.

Our History

Our Values

Academic excellence at Alliance University is reflected in the success of its graduates. 85% of our alumni are employed or pursuing postgraduate study within one year. Enriched by a multicultural, metropolitan experience, our graduates are equipped and prepared to succeed in their chosen fields.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Alliance University has led the charge in developing thousands of change-makers since 1882. The mission that prompted Dr. A.B. Simpson to establish a school in New York City more than a century ago still motivates us today. We are a community of learners and educators, united by our faith in Christ and dedicated to making a difference in the world.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

At Alliance University, being intentionally diverse is not only a part of our identity but critical to the effectiveness of our mission. We are represented by a broad spectrum of church affiliations, cultures, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds that make Alliance University the most ethnically diverse Christian university in the history of American higher education.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Through an authentic, personal relationship with Christ, students are transformed from the inside out. We believe this kind of transformation is best accomplished in a community of like-minded believers, committed to Kingdom impact.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our students do more than take the message of Jesus Christ to those who have never heard it; they take the love of Jesus to those who have never known it. At Alliance University, we believe when the people of God take the provision of God to those in despair, both the presence of God and the power of God meet the needs of the desperate.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Degrees for Every Calling

Alliance University is a place where you are known, professors walk alongside you, and graduates are prepared for success in their chosen fields. AU is a dynamic metropolitan experience that gives students a real-world context, grounded in a biblical worldview. We offer affordable and flexible academic tracks across our undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs.

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Find the Right Path for You

Characterized by our small class sizes and highly collaborative environment, AU students feel empowered to pursue their passions and expand their skill sets. Students can choose from 52 areas of study to find the one that will best serve their personal and professional goals.

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Why Alliance University?

Students from around the globe choose to study at Alliance University for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of living in a city where worlds literally intersect. They discover a new meaning of academic excellence as they learn with and from each other. Our extraordinarily gifted faculty and an extended family of partners who advocate for faith-based education offer the support that empowers our students for an exceptionally bright future.

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undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered


student to faculty ratio, with 82% of our faculty holding doctoral degrees, and 49% of faculty being female


individuals making up a rich and diverse student body

Across the Nations

What makes us truly unique is our commitment to seeing students, personally transformed, spread to every corner of the world. Now that’s global impact.

Embracing different perspectives, cultures, and experiences across the globe.

Over 35,000 alumni representing Alliance University

Alumni serving 90 different countries for global impact


Hear From Our Students

“I’m always asked how I heard about AU. I didn’t find it on the internet. I didn’t hear about it through an ad. I didn’t hear about it through a friend. Unfortunately, and fortunately, I learned about AU in prison.” 

Through our prison education program, Steven earned an AA at Fishkill Correctional Facility and went on to earn his BS at our main campus, graduating summa cum laude.

Steven Sanchez
Interdisciplinary Studies, Class of 2022

“The ATS environment of thinking bigger and dreaming that God may use you in a way beyond your imagination was inspiring for me! And as a woman in ministry, I was most certainly included in this and challenged to think bigger.”

Dr. Valerie Althouse
ATS, Class of 2021

“When I started the nursing program, I wondered how I would juggle being a wife and a mom, but God had plans. My children and my husband told me this was going to be a sacrifice, but we were in it together all the way. AU triggered in me the love of learning. The attitude, the love, and the care were different here. This was a nurturing kind of education.”

Vivian James
Nursing, Class of 2021