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Gordon College

Check whether Gordon College is right for you as an international student.

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Wenham, USA
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Study abroad at Gordon College

Gordon College is an outstanding nationally ranked liberal arts institution based in Wenham, just north of the educational hub of Boston, USA.

The College retains its roots in the Christian faith and a strong residential community, and a fantastic location right near the shoreline of Cape Ann.

There are more than 90 areas of study you can choose from at Gordon, including graduate programs with more than 25 unique tracks. The College houses many centers and institutes, including the Association of Christian Economists, the Barrington Center for the Arts, and the Center for Faith and Inquiry.

With more than 140 different student clubs and organizations available, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to become a part of the campus community. Gordon College athletics teams are known as the ‘Fighting Scots’, and compete in the NCAA Division III in a variety of sports.

Why study at Gordon College?

  • Safe campus

    Gordon College has one of the safest campuses in Massachusetts

  • Great location

    Gordon’s campus is only 25 miles away from Boston, and close to the ocean

  • Student staff ratio

    A student to staff ratio of just 10:1 means you’ll get individual attention from your instructors

Life as an international student

Gordon is a home away from home for international students coming from all over the world. It is a place where you can study with world-class faculty and explore your individual callings under the mentorship of experienced staff and alumni.

The International Student Services Staff (ISSF) are committed to providing academic, emotional, and spiritual support. The whole campus embraces international students with genuine care. Students have been invited by cabinet members, faculty, and staff to their homes for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

Gordon's student-run International Student Organization (ISO) brings international students together through fellowship groups, fun events, and mentoring opportunities. On-campus accommodation is available to all international students and is a great way to settle into life at Gordon College.

Student reviews for Gordon College

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4.4 stars
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4 stars
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  • Jessie You
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    Tell us about Gordon College
    I was constantly amazed by the esthetics of Gordon campus. The facilities are convenient and accessible. Gordon has over 120 different clubs and organizations to accommodate different needs of the student body. All faculties are very well educated and ready to equip the students with Christian view and care.

What Gordon College says

  • Judith Swanson

    Judith Swanson

    Gordon College Academic Counselor for International Students and English Language Learners
    Judith Swanson says

    Gordon College faculty and staff care for each international student personally and are intentional about building a safe and close-knit community for international students.

    Our scenic campus is located on the North Shore of Boston, one of the US's most influential cities. Students have access to the city, as well as beautiful beaches and woodland hiking trails.

    With over 90 areas of study, students enjoy personal attention and engagement with professors in exploring the liberal arts and their specific field of study.

    International students thrive at Gordon because of the support they receive academically, socially, and spiritually. Gordon is unique in offering an academic counselor specifically focused on helping students in their adjustment to the demands of American higher education and studying in a language other than their native language.

    Our International Student Services Team includes individuals from Student Life, Admissions, Academic Success, and Operations. Staff members offer one-on-one advising, large group programming, and overall advocacy for the 200+ international students at Gordon College.

    An academic counselor for International students and English Language Learners is available to meet one on one with students throughout their time at Gordon.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
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  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
  • Transport
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 140
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
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    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition - $25,250 / year

R. Judson Carlberg Global Scholarship

  • The A. J. Gordon Scholarship for an R. Judson Carlberg Global I Recipient. The amount is $12,000 per year. The Requirements with Test Scores: GPA 3.70 to 4.00 and SAT of 1170-1600 OR ACT of 26-36 or Without Test Scores: GPA 4.00 or above

  • The A. J. Gordon Scholarship for an R. Judson Carlberg II Recipient. The amount is $10,000 per year. The Requirements with Test Scores: GPA 3.20 to 3.69 and SAT of 980-1160 OR ACT of 21-25 or Without Test Scores: GPA 3.30 - 3.99

This longstanding four-year scholars program named for our founder tailors individual academic and personal development for emerging scholars and leaders, reflecting the foundations in earnest learning and faith demonstrated by Dr A. J. Gordon himself. The A. J. Gordon Scholarship is awarded to 20 first-year applicants each year.

David Franz Global Scholarship

Gordon awards merit-based scholarships based on academic achievement and excellence. These can be renewed annually, as long as you consistently meet grade point average (GPA) requirements.

The amount is $8,000 per year. The Requirements with Test Scores: GPA 3.20 or higher and SAT of 980 or higher OR ACT of 21 or higher or Without Test Scores: GPA 3.29 or below

Global Honors Scholarship

The amount is $19,000 per year / $76,000 over four years. The Requirements is to be a Carlberg I recipients (Replaces all other Gordon aid).

Gordon's flagship four-year scholarship program seeks to enrich student’s faith, promote intellectual maturity, and strengthen leadership capabilities. The Global Honors Scholarship is awarded to 12 first-year applicants each year.

A. J. Gordon Scholarship

The amount is $13,500 per year. The requirement is to be a Carlberg II recipients.

A. J. Gordon Scholars develop a personalized plan for their scholarship and leadership development while engaging on and beyond campus with their cohort peers through their four years at Gordon College for Carlberg I recipients.

*For weighted scholarships, students need to specify honours, IB, or AP courses.

Music Leadership Award

  • $5,000 per year ($20,000 over four years)

The Department of Music awards this signature scholarship to music majors who demonstrate exceptional musical abilities, and who exhibit the potential for musical leadership and service in their field.


Gordon College

255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984, United States

Gordon’s location means you can experience the beauty of New England on the ocean, with proximity to some of the US’s most important cities, including Boston and New York.

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Visa requirements for Gordon College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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