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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Gordon College is using a HyFlex model for instruction which includes both in-person instruction with digital live (synchronous) instruction and appropriate asynchronous online instruction. In conjunction with the Broad Institute at MIT, the College test half of the residential campus every week and are pleased to report no positive cases as of the end of October. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
255 Grapevine Rd
Wenham, MA 01984
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference
From Gordon College

One of the nation’s top Christian liberal arts colleges—located near Boston and the Atlantic Ocean—Gordon College better prepares students for a greater purpose. Here the essentials are inseparable: faith and intellect, leadership and service, purpose and practice.

Gordon is one of two Christian colleges to be included in both the Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” and the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.” Students can choose from over 90 academic offerings and have access to signature programs and resources like the Career and Connection Institute, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Global Honors Institute and Gordon Presidential Fellows.

Gordon College recently announced an historic “Game Change” --a 33% reduction in tuition and generous scholarships for fall of 2021. Excellence should be affordable, and a Gordon education is an investment that pays off. Within one year of graduation, 93% of Gordon alumni are employed or in graduate school.

Gordon College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
August 1
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
1050-1280
ACT Range
22-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$28,773/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,725/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,555Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
63
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Friendly and busy
    76%
  • Busy
    14%
  • White, Evangelical, Sheltered
    8%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Community
    40%
  • Involved, caring, just a perfect blend of students
    17%
  • Caring
    11%
  • Boring
    9%
  • Equipping
    9%
  • White and Evangeli, mixed students & great profs
    6%
  • White,Evangelical, more liberal than their parents
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    70%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    81%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

    Gordon College Reviews

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    Gordon is a small liberal arts college that provides students the opportunity to develop close relationships with amazing professors! It encourages students to seek our mentors: academic, spiritual, relational, vocational, etc. and works to create a support network for each and every student. The faculty and staff are caring and dedicated to student success both at Gordon and beyond.

    Gordon also works with students to allow for creative and unusual major/minor combinations that will prepare us for the work force ahead. They support students' ambitions and want to see our passions become a fruitful reality. Their commitment to student success and personal development is exceptional.
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    Being at Gordon College is really great! I love the welcoming and friendly environment. From the very first moment that I stepped in the campus I had people welcoming me and come to talk to me. The professors are very nice to students and very helpful. At Gordon I am able to not only get a really high education but grow spiritually, in my Christian faith, as well. I wouldn't change anything from Gordon. Everything in my eyes seems perfect. The campus is beautiful; it is close to downtown Boston, and only ten minutes away from the ocean! There is always something going on in the campus. There are many events all the time of the year, such as sports games, theater plays, concerts, homecoming events, and many others. Being an international student I can say that the international students’ organization is excellent and I love the fact that I was able to meet people from so many different countries!
    I liked the community. All the friends I made at Gordon were incredibly genuine. Since Gordon is a Christian university, it was really sweet to be able to connect with everyone over God and worship with them weekly. Since it's a smaller campus, you make friends really quickly, and it calls for a closer bond. The campus itself is gorgeous, and all of the professors/staff are so sweet. The campus is really all for helping the student as a whole: focusing on their mental and physical health, their needs, and other focuses, rather than just the academics. Gordon is a place where relationships are made for a lifetime. Everyone comes together to create a positive atmosphere, where it's really fun and easy to get involved and make an impact. There are tons of fun events to attend, as well. With COVID-19 sending everyone home early, the community came together and made sure to stay in touch with one another, as well as check up on their peers. Gordon is an incredible place to call home.