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Gordon College

Beverly Cove, Massachusetts, United States
Gordon College is one of the nation's premier Christian colleges and located just north of Boston. We offer students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (6)
Social Sciences (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Business & Management (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Gordon College was founded in 1889 under the name Boston Missionary Training School.It is named for its founder,the Rev. Dr. Adoniram Judson (A. J.) Gordon, pastor of Boston's Clarendon Street Church and a prominent clergyman of the late 1800s.Within 30 years, Gordon grew well beyond the facilities it had used in various locations in Boston and in Newton,Massachusetts,as its student body expanded.


Research is a vital part of Gordon’s academic life. Our faculty conducts cutting-edge research across all disciplines, bringing their passion for learning into the classroom and our community. From physics to Biblical studies, microbiology to the Protestant Reformation, we strive to sustain a community that celebrates learning and encourages scholarly productivity.


Gordon alumni pursue graduate degrees:

  •  26% in education
  •  21% in graduate arts and sciences
  •  8% in medicine
  •  6% in business
  •  1% in engineering
  •  38% in other fields

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The departments on campus have your best interests in mind. From protection and health to plans for your future.

Housing services

At Gordon, your residence hall is more than just a bed to sleep in—it’s a place to call home. Here, you’ll plug in to a transformative community that will help you develop spiritually, emotionally, academically, vocationally and socially during your college years. From floor fellowship events to studying with friends in our on-campus coffee shops—like Chester’s Place and Bistro 255—to sharing daily meals in Lane or Gillies, you’ll develop lasting relationships and learn from others who are different than you.

Library services

The Jenks Library provides information resources, research assistance, and a welcoming environment for individual and collaborative learning in support of the curriculum and mission of Gordon College.

ICT services

The Center for Technology Services (CTS) provides centralized support for all campus technology needs and works collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to explore, design and support effective and appropriate uses of technology in the curriculum.

Medical services

The Health Center is here to help you develop a balanced approach to your well-being and guide you in incorporating healthy activities into your life.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Our 18 varsity teams compete the Division III level—striking a unique balance between academic and athletic excellence.Or take advantage of the wooded trails on our 450-acre campus, and our 78,000-square-foot Bennett Athletic and Recreation Center (including cardio and weight equipment, an indoor pool and track, basketball and racquetball courts, studio classrooms, a rock gym and more).

Student clubs

With more than 50 student-led clubs and councils, there’s never a dull moment on campus. Join a cause you’re passionate about, write for The Tartan newspaper or submit your creative work to The Idiom, run for student government, host a radio show, throw epic events with Campus Events Council, or start your own club. The classroom isn’t the only place learning happens. With so many extracurricular options, you’ll build community, develop practical skills and learn to lead.


Gordon College has been accredited by the following organizations, in recognition of the excellence of our programs after rigorous review:

  • NEASC: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • NASM: National Association of Schools of Music
  • CSWE: Council on Social Work Education
  • Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Student Reviews

My experience in Gordon College
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Gordon is a small college where I met caring professors and peers. I had close interaction with classmates and professor and spent meaningful time in Gordon College.

University like home
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My university is the most preferable place to me even after graduation. The University of Khartoum (Gordon Memorial College) is the best university in Sudan. Once you've been accepted to study in it, you will notice that you are different compared to students in other universities considering the level of teaching, knowledge, practical work, field work, social life,...

Beverly Cove, Massachusetts, United States