About - New Saint Andrews College

Mission Statement

The mission of New Saint Andrews College is to graduate leaders who shape culture living faithfully under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. To fulfill this mission, the college provides young men and women with the highest quality undergraduate and graduate education in liberal arts and culture from a distinctively Christian and Reformed perspective, to equip them for lives of faithful service to the Triune God and His Kingdom, and to encourage the use of their gifts for the growth of Christian culture.


Statement of Faith

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are our only infallible rule of faith and practice. The Lord Jesus Christ committed these inspired Scriptures to His Church. We therefore defer to the witness of the historic Christian Church as a genuine, but fallible authority, subordinate to the Scriptures themselves, in discerning…

The History of NSA

The precursor of New Saint Andrews was a reading list. In the early 1980s, a few men of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, put together a list of classic books which they thought ought to be read by survivors of the government education system. The reading list germinated the idea for a college…

Outside recitation

Downtown Campus

The college is located at the center of Moscow, Idaho, with classrooms, faculty offices, student services, administrative offices, and the 50,000-volume Tyndale Library housed in the historic Skattaboe Block building on Main Street’s Friendship Square. A refurbished downtown theater serves as the


Dr. Benjamin Merkle is the President of New Saint Andrews College. He is also a Fellow of Theology and has served previously as Academic Dean of the College. He holds a D.Phil and M. St. from Oxford University and is the author of The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2009) as well as Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate: The Elohistae (Oxford University Press, 2015).


Quick Facts

Entering Test Score Averages
SAT: 1243
ACT: 27
GED: 3090
GRE: 314

Students by the Numbers

150 Undergraduates
26 Graduate Students

Liberal Arts & Culture (BA, AA)
Theology & Letters (MA)
Classical Christian Studies (Grad. Cert., M.St.)


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