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Gordon College
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  • 4 Year
  • WENHAM, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

After a year of successfully navigating COVID-19 with very limited positive cases on campus, Gordon looks forward to restoring near-normal operations for the fall semester (what we’re calling “Phase Four”). We are planning for the full return of in-person learning and living while maintaining safety measures. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

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 along with continued generous scholarships. 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.

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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
February 1
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1060-1310
ACT Range
21-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$29,047 / 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
$21,407 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 49 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 49 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
    10%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,440 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
67
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Friendly and busy
    76%
  • Busy
    13%
  • White, Evangelical, Sheltered
    8%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 44 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Community
    42%
  • Involved, caring, just a perfect blend of students
    17%
  • Caring
    11%
  • Boring
    8%
  • Equipping
    8%
  • White and Evangeli, mixed students & great profs
    6%
  • White,Evangelical, more liberal than their parents
    6%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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

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