Quick Facts


Classroom and Community

  • Students from 36 different colleges attended Au Sable in 2016 (students from over 60 colleges have attended in total)

  • Largest curriculum of Environmental Science and Environmental Studies courses amongst CCCU Christian colleges and universities (22 courses offered each year)
  • Average class size is 8
  • Over 4,000 alumni worldwide


Paying for Au Sable

Tuition: $660 per credit hour Application Fee: US $25 (non-refundable, not applied to tuition)

  • Tuition Deposit: US $400 (per academic session, applied to tuition)
  • Tuition: US $2640 per 4 credit course1
  • Room & Board: US $315 per week per student for all North American sites2

1Sustaining Partner school students receive a $500 tuition reduction ($600 for Canadian Sustaining Partner schools); See ‘Sustaining Partner Grant’ list to see if you qualify for a reduced tuition rate
2$900 US for in-country costs for India; $1690 for in-country costs for Costa Rica


Great Lakes Campus:

  • Close to 900 lakes and ponds, including property next to Louie’s Pond and Big Twin Lake
  • Surrounded by three of the Great Lakes (largest freshwater bodies in the world)
  • One hour from the world’s largest freshwater sand dunes (Sleeping Bear Dunes)
  • Surrounded by ground-fed streams, including the Jordan, Manistee, Au Sable, and Rapid rivers
  • 45 minutes from Traverse City and Grand Traverse Bay
  • More than 80 bogs and fens, including Bear Lake Bog

Pacific Rim Campus:

  • One of the few places on Earth that boasts forest to sea, desert to rain forest, sea level to high mountains
  • Close proximity to ocean waters and tidal pools means diverse wildlife: orca whales, harbor seals, bald eagles, flocks of shore birds, and myriad marine invertebrates and sea plants
  • Surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges
  • Nearby national parks include Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park, and Mount Rainier National Park
  • Mid-point connecting Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC