Gordon College

Wenham, MA

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

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Christian Life

Christian Life Profile

Learn to thrive at a Christian college where you are known, grown, and prepared.

You were made to flourish.
Your college experience should equip you with what you need to thrive in an uncertain and changing world. At Gordon College we’ll help you chart your course within the vast sea of possibilities so you can be confidently prepared for your career and for an abundant life serving God and others.

Life-shaping academics
Some days your classroom might be an internship in downtown Boston or the Biotech Corridor, a research project in the Great Marsh in nearby Essex, art-making in an ancient convent in the Italian countryside or working with a human rights organization in Zagreb, Croatia. Confidence and skills are built through challenge, so a lot of learning happens by doing.

Life-changing experiences
Join Fighting Scots Nation as an athlete or superfan. Belly laugh your way through student improv performances. Trek through the Adirondack wilderness on a La Vida expedition. Charter a club for something you love. Enjoy concerts and theatre performances on campus. Rally on the quad for a snowball fight or Gull Pond for a beach campfire. And through it all, build lasting friendships.

Life-giving faith
Join fellow Christians from diverse backgrounds who all want to deepen their relationship with Jesus, learn from one another and prepare to be a powerful witness for Christ in the world. Just imagine what you can learn when you’re surrounded by a wide variety of Christian traditions in worship, prayer, discipleship, and service.

We believe students should be equipped to flourish in an uncertain and changing world. At Gordon College, career-focused academics blend with a life-giving faith community to prepare young Christians to make a difference with hope and confidence.


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Gordon’s 485-acre wooded campus is nestled on the North Shore of Boston, in Wenham, Massachusetts—just three miles from the ocean and near thriving, diverse communities. New England is both steeped in history and rapidly rising to welcome the future. And Gordon is the only nationally ranked, multidenominational Christian college here. 

Academics that build a career

93% job & grad school placement rate
90+ academic programs including 3+1 options

Experiences that build confidence

90% of students participate in outdoor education in year one
55+ student-led clubs and councils

Christian community that builds character

1,628 students from 25 countries and 44 states
40 denominations represented in student body

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Gordon is a place that’s helping students to grow in their faith and be prepared for their career or vocation in the world.”

    • Angela Epplett ’20
      Teacher, Santiago Christian School (Dominican Republic)
  • “Gordon taught me to always trust in the path the Lord has put out for me. The work ethic I had in the classroom directly translated to my job.”

    • Jaren Yang '18
      Content producer, ESPN; Sports Emmy Award Winner)
  • “Gordon professors care so much about your success—in class and in life. Even after you graduate, they never tire of checking in with you to see how you’re growing in your career and your faith.”

    • Mekdes "Duni" Getaneh ’14
  • “The most meaningful course I have taken in the past year has been Christian Formation and Culture... I enjoyed learning about the traditions of Christian community and the development of Christianity, which has informed my faith and given me language to speak to where people come from in their traditions.”

    • Patrick Shuman ’18
      Biblical studies and Christian ministries
  • “My professors have pushed me to excellence at a level I never imagined myself capable of. But they aren't just professors; they are fellow pilgrims. Because of our shared faith, I get to ask not only relevant questions, but ultimate ones.”

    • Grace Shaw ’19