New England's flagship Christian liberal arts institution, Gordon College prepares students to provide faithful leadership for the common good by stretching the mind, deepening the faith and elevating graduates’ contribution to society.
Named one of the nation's best colleges by Princeton Review, Gordon offers a total of more than 90 majors, minors, concentrations, pre-professional and interdisciplinary programs - and over 200 combinations of Honors, Scholars, Fellows and Leadership programs - to meet the individual goals of more than 2,000 undergraduates.
Located just north of Boston, Gordon pairs academic rigor with a distinct Christian heritage. Broadly evangelical and representing 40 different denominations, students engage in vibrant, challenging discussion. Outside the classroom, students serve in 61 ministries and mission groups. Over 40 percent of students participate in more than 35 study-abroad programs, from Costa Rica to China. Gordon’s new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership inspires and equips students to tackle real-world problems with innovative solutions.
95% of recent graduates reported being employed or pursuing advanced degrees within one year of graduation. Alumni attend top-flight graduate schools — including Harvard Medical School, Columbia, MIT, Princeton, Tufts and Yale - and are employed at diverse organizations such as Apple, Fidelity, Reebok, State Street Bank and Raytheon. Ranked by Forbes in the top 9% of U.S. undergraduate institutions, Gordon belongs to the Annapolis Group, an alliance of 130 of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges.
Gordon College is a distinctive blend: an outstanding nationally ranked liberal arts institution that retains its roots in the Christian faith, a strong residential community, and a splendid location—just north of the intellectual hub of Boston, and right near the shoreline of Cape Ann. Our faith is the foundation for all that we are—individually, collectively and institutionally. With a spirit of support and collaboration, we are set free in Christ to think critically, engage new ideas and pursue truth.
Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide.