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LOCATED JUST NORTH OF BOSTON

56

NATIONS REPRESENTED IN STUDENT BODY

1:13

FACULTY/STUDENT RATIO


WHAT AWAITS YOU Gordon College is consistently rated among the top Christian colleges in America. Students love it here. We think you will too. Here are just a few reasons:

AT GORDON, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE MATTER. Gordon prepares students to become leaders, stewards, and agents of change. Our graduates lead churches and companies, make policies and movies, fight illnesses and injustice. WE’RE LOCATED IN THE GLOBAL HUB OF HIGHER EDUCATION. With Boston just 40 kilometers from campus, Gordon students have the opportunity to extend their learning to the city through internships, co-ops and research work at distinguished businesses and organizations. AT GORDON, FACULTY/STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS MATTER. Many of our professors are nationally recognized leaders in their fields, waiting to bring you alongside them. From classroom discussions to casual meetings over clam chowder in Chester’s Place, our faculty are willing to invest in you. WE AREN’T JUST A CAMPUS; WE’RE A COMMUNITY. You matter to us beyond brains and books. You’ll be welcomed at residence life events and campus-wide barbecues. AT GORDON, FAITH IN CHRIST MATTERS. We’re ready to prepare you for a lifetime of Christian commitment. Academically. Spiritually. Physically. Emotionally.


CAMPUS

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40

KILOMETERS FROM

BOSTON

5 KILOMETERS FROM OCEAN

182

WOODED HECTARES ON CAMPUS

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

SOUTH KOREA

EL SALVADOR

CANADA

ETHIOPIA

GERMANY

JAPAN

CHINA

SINGAPORE

ZIMBABWE

ENGLAND

NEPAL

AND MANY OTHERS

40%

STUDENTS INVOLVED IN OFF-CAMPUS AND STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

7,432

SQUARE METERS OF NEW SCIENCE CENTER

26

MINISTRY GROUPS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD

33

COUNTRIES TRAVELED FOR MISSIONS TRIPS


LEARN MORE: www.gordon.edu/admissions/international

WHERE FACULTY COME FROM

WHERE GORDON GRADUATES GO

Boston College

Boston University

Brown University

Duke University

Cornell University

Harvard University

Fulbright Assistantship for Teaching

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of Notre Dame

Yale University

Major corporations and organizations in the U.S. and abroad

Princeton University

Stanford University

Major corporations and organizations in the U.S. and abroad

GORDON COLLEGE HAS RECENTLY BEEN RECOGNIZED BY:

U.S. News & World Report

Forbes Magazine

One of the “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges”—Fourth among Christian colleges that are nationally ranked

One of the top schools in the country for its students’ academic success and postgraduate studies

John Templeton Foundation The Princeton Review One of the “Best Northeastern Colleges”

Gordon has been honored by the John Templeton Foundation through grants, lecture partnerships, and recognition in the Foundation’s Colleges That Encourage Character Development


JOY JEON ’13 South Korea Business Administration Accounting

“The rewards of spiritual development, academic insight and cultural growth are innumerable.” Jeon is a business administration and accounting double major who plans to pursue a career in public accounting after graduating from Gordon. On campus, she holds roles as the director of the International Students Organization and intern at the Controller’s Office. Outside of Gordon, Jeon’s favorite activity is biking with friends to local cafes and stores.

TONGAI MAKONI ’12 Zimbabwe, Africa Economics International Affairs

“Gordon prepared me to influence positive change in Zimbabwe.” As a double major in economics and international affairs, Makoni is most passionate about economic development and poverty alleviation in Africa. While at Gordon, he mentored other international students, worked at the Bennett Center, and played his favorite sports: racquetball, tennis and ping pong.


MAJORS Gordon College offers 38 majors and 42 concentrations Accounting Art Design Drawing/Printmaking Painting Sculpture Biblical Studies Biblical Languages Jewish Studies Biology (Bachelor of Arts) Biology (Bachelor of Science) Biotechnology Environmental Health Professions (Premedical) Marine Biology Professional Business Administration International Business Chemistry Health Professions (Premedical) Professional Christian Ministries Youth Ministries Global Christianity Juvenile Justice Ministries Urban Ministries Outdoor Education Ministries Communication Arts Computer Science General Concentration

Interdisciplinary and Preprofessional Minors American Studies Classics East Asian Studies Environmental Studies Gender Studies Health Professions (Premedical) Latin American Studies

Computer Information Systems Economics Early Childhood Education (PreK–2) ESL Licensure (PreK–6) Elementary Education (1–6) ESL Licensure (PreK–6) Special Education Licensure (PreK–8) Elementary Art Education (PreK–8) Middle School Education (5–8) ESL Licensure (5–12) Special Education Licensure (5–12) Secondary Education (8–12) ESL Licensure (5–12) Special Education Licensure (5–12) English Language and Literature Creative Writing Finance French Francophone Studies German History Public History and Museum Studies International Affairs International Development

Neuroscience Nonprofit Organization Management Outdoor Education Peace and Conflict Studies Prelaw Public History and Museum Studies Sport Studies Sustainable Development

Kinesiology Health Professions Physician’s Assistant Prephysical Therapy Preoccupational Therapy Prenursing Corporate Fitness Combined Languages Linguistics Mathematics Music (Bachelor of Arts) Music Performance (Bachelor of Music) Music Education (Bachelor of Music) Philosophy Physics Professional Computational Physics Engineering Physics Physics: 3–2 Engineering Program Political Science Psychology Recreation and Leisure Studies Outdoor Education Sport Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Theatre Arts

Honors Programs The Elijah Project Jerusalem and Athens Forum Kenneth L. Pike Honors Program Departmental Honors


APPLICATION CHECKLIST FF Application at www.gordon.edu/apply (No application fee for international students) FF Official secondary school reports and records from any universities attended. Reports must be translated to English and converted to U.S. grading scale using WES (www.wes.org) or AACRAO (ies.aacrao.org) FF Academic reference FF Christian faith reference FF Official TOEFL, SAT 1 or ACT with writing scores FF Interview—phone, Skype or campus visit FF Certification of Finance Form (CSS Profile) FF International Student Finance form

www.gordon.edu


THE BASICS Mission: Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to a lifestyle of servanthood and prepared for leadership roles worldwide. Statement of Faith: Gordon College is dedicated to the historic, evangelical, biblical Christian faith; life guided by the teaching of Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit; and the application of biblical principles to transform society and culture. Affiliations: An independent, multidenominational Christian college, Gordon is a charter member of the Christian College Consortium and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. More than 47 Christian denominations are represented by Gordon’s student body.

Accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Athletics: Member of the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

First- to second-year retention rate: 82%

Council on Social Work Education

Average GPA: 3.5 (4.0 scale)

Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Average ACT: 25

Location: Wenham, Massachusetts, approximately 40 kilometers from Boston

Average SAT (middle 50% of verbal, math and writing combined): 1554–1970

Enrollment: 1,550 undergraduate students from 44 states and 56 nations; approximately 19% multicultural and international

Secondary school class rank: First decile 37% Top quarter 67%

Campus: 182 wooded hectares, 5 ponds

Average TOEFL: 102

Percent of classes with fewer than 10 students: 28% Fewer than 20: 69% Fewer than 30: 88% Faculty/Student ratio: 1:13 Percent of faculty with terminal degrees: 87%

255 Grapevine Road, Wenham MA 01984-1899, USA T 001 866 464 6736 F 001 978 867 4682 admissions@gordon.edu www.gordon.edu


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