Wroxton College is the overseas campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University; a private university in New Jersey, USA. When Fairleigh Dickinson University opened Wroxton College in 1965, it became the first American higher-education institution to own a campus overseas.
Wroxton College is housed in a remarkably beautiful, fully modernized 17th Century country mansion set in a 56 acre estate of lawns, lakes and woodlands in the heart of England. The College environment is free from the pressures so often associated with large university campuses. The intimate nature of the environment facilitates a strong collegiate atmosphere.
The Abbey has a rich history, having been a mediaeval priory, a stately home and the residence of Frederick Lord North, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1770-1782). Lord North is best remembered for ‘losing the American colonies’, so there’s more than a little irony in the fact that his ancestral home is now occupied by American college students.
Wroxton College accepts students from colleges and universities across the USA. You do not need to attend Fairleigh Dickinson University in order to spend a semester at Wroxton.