Why should I get a Jesuit education?

The unique benefits of Jesuit learning

 

As you decide where to continue your education, your options are endless — public universities, private colleges, in-person classes, online learning.

Amidst all the choices, you need an option that meets your practical goals while helping you flourish as a human being. If that’s what you’re after, a Jesuit education might be for you.

For more than 460 years, the Jesuits — members of a Catholic order founded by soldier-turned-mystic St. Ignatius of Loyola — have founded schools worldwide that emphasize academic rigor, intellectual exchange and the personal transformation of each student.


As a Jesuit university, we set ourselves apart by caring for the whole person (cura personalis), teaching men and women to serve others, and seeking unity of mind and heart.

At Regis, we’re proud to carry on the Jesuit legacy as it applies to the unique challenges and opportunities of the modern world. As a Jesuit university, we set ourselves apart by caring for the whole person (cura personalis), teaching men and women to serve others, and seeking unity of mind and heart.

Here are a few more ways Jesuit education goes above and beyond:

We’re open-minded. 

The Society of Jesus encourages spiritual development for students across faith backgrounds. Students attend Regis from a variety of belief systems and cultures — over 50 percent of our population is non-Catholic. Each of our students can find their unique home within the Jesuit values.

We’re critical thinkers.

At Regis, the Jesuit mission offers a foundation for thinking critically, engaging in personal reflection and gaining awareness of the precious connection between mind, body and spirit. One of our Jesuit values inspires us to be contemplatives in action — deep, nuanced thinkers who reflect and act. 

We aren’t satisfied with the status quo.

One of the most important Jesuit values is magis, a Latin word meaning “more.” Magis embodies the act of discerning the greater good in a given situation to better glorify or serve God. At Regis, we cultivate magis in part by understanding what it is not — always doing or giving “more” to the point of exhaustion. Instead, we see the value of striving for sustainable excellence over the long-term. 

We search for truth, even though we don’t have all the answers.

As our paths continue to weave and twist, we find peace and an ease of patience knowing we are exploring the meaning of our passage. At Regis, there’s no need to have all the answers — search for them here with the support of our community.

Above all, we’re doers.

Our mission, not just at Regis, but among our fellow 26 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, is to inspire students so they may serve and heal outwardly. As evidenced by their 63,000 service learning hours logged in the 2018-19 academic year, our students don’t just think — they actively reflect God’s light in their own unique way.

Curious about becoming a Regis Ranger?

We believe that every individual has their own personal and professional goals. Let our admissions counselors work with you to understand your needs and get you the answers you're looking for.

 

Phone: 303.458.4900
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