B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    D
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Gordon College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference
Address
255 Grapevine Rd
Wenham, MA 01984
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
950-1230
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$28,414/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,031/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,183/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,209/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,444/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,572/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,644Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Friendly and busy
    74%
  • Busy
    16%
  • White, Evangelical, Sheltered
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Community
    33%
  • Involved, caring, just a perfect blend of students
    15%
  • Boring
    11%
  • Caring
    11%
  • Equipping
    11%
  • White and Evangeli, mixed students & great profs
    7%
  • White,Evangelical, more liberal than their parents
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Gordon has been a mixed experience for me. The academics are amazing; I absolutely love the professors! They all seem to care deeply for both what they do and their students. Rather than get a TA to do their work for them, they really invest in their students. It can really make a difference how the professors feel about teaching, and Gordon has that difference. Unfortunately, the current administration has a listening issue. The president makes lots of decisions without consulting staff or faculty, then does not want to deal with the consequences. Overall I recommend Gordon, if you don't mind being mad at the administration all the time.
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If you come from a small, conservative town, Gordon College may strike you as an interesting mix of spiritually challenging and socially familiar. It's small, which is its strength especially when it comes to professorial involvement in student's lives. However, because it's a dry campus and there is so much conflict between the large crowd of liberal thinkers on a proudly conservative campus, it can feel like its own little planet in desperate need of some updates.
In my freshman year at Gordon College, made many friends during freshman orientation. Live in Ferrin Hall, great community. Love most of my classes. Work-study has been great, working part-time on campus. Like the small campus, short walk to classes, Lane Student Center, and academic buildings. Enjoy working out at the Bennett Field House. Attend chapel services, great Christian community here. Love visiting with friends, seeing Boston or Maine on weekends. Feels like home.