Augustine College

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Augustine College
Motto faith seeking understanding creedo ut intelligam
Type Alternative, Christian, 1-Year Liberal Arts College
Established 1997
Endowment small, private, unincorporated, not-for-profit college that operates without government support
President Dr. John Patrick
Dean Andrew Bennett
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 10 to 22
Undergraduates university, and continuing education students
Location 163 Fifth Avenue
, Ontario, Canada
K1S 2M8
Campus urban 2 Monk Street @ Fifth Avenue, Ottawa

Augustine College is a delibrately small, unaccredited, unincorporated, private, alternative, non-denominational Christian, 1-Year Liberal Arts College in Ottawa, Ontario.

In 2014, the college surrendered its corporate charter for financial reasons, however it intends to continue operation on an unincorporated basis.[1]


All students are enrolled for eight months in the eight full-credit courses offered plus the Book of the Semester reading group. The program consists of two one semester Great Books program considering the transformation of Art, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Science over the entire course of Western history. The annual summer conference series continues with Augustine's Impact on Christian civilization.

The college is unaccredited and course credits are not recognized by most other universities. The program is viewed by some students as a preparatory year between high school and university devoted to the study and understanding of western civilization from a Christian perspective.[1]

In 2014, tuition was $13,500 a year and covered courses, residency and two meals a week.[2]


The faculty is composed of Christian academics from a variety of denominational backgrounds who teach at the college on a volunteer basis.[3]


Out-of-town students are expected to live in residence space at the college with the support of a designated resident advisor, and additional rental accommodation in the area. The residences are not co-ed. Students are responsible for their own cooking in a fully equipped kitchen.


The college operates out of a classroom located in the Ecclesiax Church in Ottawa's Glebe district.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Augustine College secure despite change to charter, administrator says". Ottawa Citizen. July 7, 2014. Retrieved Jilt 8, 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Augustine College staying open, says administrator". CBC News. July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
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Coordinates: 45°24′04″N 75°41′18″W / 45.4011°N 75.6884°W / 45.4011; -75.6884