Corban University

corbonCorban University is an independent Christian university in Salem, Oregon, with more than 50 majors and programs of study including professional, liberal arts, and ministries. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. And, our mission is to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. The members of the Corban community are here to help students succeed.

We encourage students to take initiative and dive deep into their communities, relationships, and studies. We have an active campus with many opportunities to become involved, such as, student government events, intramural sports, dorm retreats, organization projects, and many more available activities.

International students are introduced to American culture through a fall orientation as well as a series of cultural discussions throughout the semester. International students live in residence halls along with American students who help make the transition to studying in America easier. Corban’s campus facilitates opportunities for students to open their eyes to the world around them and step into the future with confidence.

Corban University Students


School curriculum summary

We run on semesters with our fall semester starting the end of August and our spring semester starting in January. Our school year ends the first week of May.

Please contact Corban Language Institute:

Most college freshman are just faces in the crowd. Not at Corban. 73% of classes have less than 30 students. Our professors are experts in teaching and in connecting with students. With a 15-to-1 student to faculty ratio, you’re known by name in class and on campus.
Education: Doctorate preferred

Character: Faculty candidates must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and evidence a mature Christian faith, be in agreement with the College’s statement of faith, be committed to the integration of biblical principles within education courses and be willing to invest themselves in the development of their students.

Corban is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. As a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Corban’s Education program is approved to culminate in an ACSI teaching certificate. It is also approved by the State of Oregon to prepare both elementary and secondary teachers for licensure. More information on our accreditation.

Our distinction is relationship— faculty to student and student to student. The members of the Corban community are here to help students succeed. Our motto, Dedicating Heart and Mind to God, is a very real part of our process.

We offer more than 50 majors and programs of study that will prepare you for a career academically, as well as provide a solid Biblical foundation.

We have a total of five residence halls, plus our College Park Townhouses.

The residence halls are under the care of Area Coordinators and a team of student leaders known as Resident Assistants (R.A.s). The R.A.s provide guidance, support and accountability to the students in their hall. These R.A.s are available for conversation, cough drops, or anything else that the students on the floor might need.

International students automatically qualify for a grant of $7,000. Students who take the SAT or ACT may be eligible for an academic scholarship based in their scores and their high school GPA. They can receive the $7,000 grant or an academic scholarship, whichever is higher.

Some other possible scholarship and grant opportunities include:

  • Scholarships
  • Additional Financial Aid Information for International Students:
(Traditional Undergraduate Program)
Tuition and Fees:
$30,640 (2016-2017)
Room & Board:
$9,666 (2016-2017)

Corban requires all international students to provide certification of adequate financial support. An Immigration and Naturalization Services I-20 will not be released until you have been accepted for admission, paid the $1,000 deposit for tuition and $1,000 deposit for health insurance, and submitted the completed Statement of Financial Responsibility. The full $2,000 deposit is due by May 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. After the deposit deadlines pass, only the $1,000 health insurance deposit can be refunded if you do not enroll at Corban.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Corban University
5000 Deer Park Drive SE
Salem, OR 97317-9392
Phone: +1.503.375.7005
Fax: +1.503.585.4316

International students wishing to apply for admission must complete the following forms and submit by mail or email to

International students wishing to apply for admission must complete the following forms and submit by mail or email to

  • International Student Application
  • Christian Character Reference – to be completed by your pastor or church leader. Must not be a relative.
  • Personal Reference – to be completed by an employer, teacher or other adult who has known you at least a year and is not a relative.
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility
  • $40 U.S. non-refundable application fee.
  • A photocopy of your passport.
  • Official transcripts from each secondary and post-secondary school attended.Transcripts must be accompanied by a certified English copy and an evaluation by World Education Services:
  • Test scores.

If English is not your native language, submit your scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to Corban. Or you may choose to take the SAT or ACT.

Minimum scores:
TOEFL internet-based: 70
TOEFL paper-based: 520
SAT: 1000
ACT: 19

TOEFL Information:

IELTS Information:

Submit a photocopy of your passport with your application for admission.

For more information about applying to Corban, please contact:
Sarah Ernst
Admissions Counselor – International Recruitment
Designated School Official