B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  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
88%
SAT Scores Range
1030-1280
ACT Scores Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Gordon College

Cost

Net Price
$29,486/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,914/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,376/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,171/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,774/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,407/ 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.38 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,698Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Friendly and busy
    72%
  • Busy
    17%
  • White, Evangelical, Sheltered
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community
    32%
  • Involved, caring, just a perfect blend of students
    16%
  • Boring
    12%
  • Caring
    12%
  • Equipping
    12%
  • White and Evangeli, mixed students & great profs
    8%
  • White,Evangelical, more liberal than their parents
    8%

After Gordon College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
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

Gordon College Reviews

644 reviews
All Categories
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.
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As a Communications major, I quickly realized I needed to transfer. There is a severe lack of any sort of film community and it's pushing students away. The school is caught up in an economic/political game in order to retain its donor base, and this causes the school to take stances that directly conflict with most of the student body. The more liberal professors have left, hitting the arts the hardest. Gordon does a lot of things well, but Film is not one of them. 2 incredible Comm professors in 2015-2016. One is leaving for Baylor. And they pulled him away from teaching Spanish in order to teach Comm. Limited access to equipment.

On the positive side, the food is great, the people can be pretty groovin', and the surrounding area is beautiful. Gordon has one of the best campuses I've ever been to. Good parking, amazing wood trails. Being in the heart of the north shore is awesome. Lots of nearby beaches as well.
ResLife community is great and most dorms have good proximity to campus facilities and classes (with the exception of the hill dorms, which are farther away from classes and the gym). I really enjoy the community facilitated by the dorm halls and I think most of the dorms are adequate living spaces. The older dorms (Evans, Wilson, Lewis) are really old and in need of updates (they were govt. buildings constructed in the 1960s), but people mostly enjoy living there anyway. I really wish all dorms are campus were accessible for those with disabilities (the older dorms are not).