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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
Gordon is an above-average private, non-denominational college located in Wenham, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,574 undergraduate students. The Gordon acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business Administration and Management, and Biology. Graduating 70% of students, Gordon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,700.
About Gordon College...
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
92%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
890-1210
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,244/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,092/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,715/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,078/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,393/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,753/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,574Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Friendly and busy
    75%
  • Busy
    14%
  • White, Evangelical, Sheltered
    8%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Community
    41%
  • Involved, caring, just a perfect blend of students
    16%
  • Boring
    9%
  • Caring
    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
$39,800/ 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
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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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My daughter Rebekah will be returning to Gordon College in Fall 2018. She has been blessed with wonderful roommates during her 2 years in Ferrin Hall. She had good experiences with dorm students, classes, and professors at Gordon College. Gordon offers many great ways to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and physical health. Taking La Vida classes, working in the Outdoor Adventure Camp, and being a teacher's assistant for La Vida have been great opportunities for her to be physically active, help new students, and work with in the summer camp program. This summer, Rebekah is blessed to be a Gordon summer missions fellow. She is working in Columbia, South America with Viento Fresco. The Gordon campus is beautiful. The Gordon police and dorm staff maintain a safe campus. We are fortunate to have our daughter attend this wonderful Christian college.
This is a place where character is developed and foundations in education and values are built. Gordon is an intentional and tight-knit community. Its greatest strength is within those close connections - the ones you build with peers as well as your professors. These are the connections that grant opportunity and growth. It's a place where you learn more of who you are and how to tackle the work place in a faith-centered way. But Gordon isn't as great as it once was. Though these values, community support and connections still stand, the programs have been cut, professors let go and as a result, certain departments' academic levels are certainly not sufficient. (Make sure you research your department before coming in.) In some departments, resources and professors here are lacking. Overall, I've certainly developed my higher education to be faith-focused and have my Christ-centered purpose as a foundation, which has allowed me to grow with the help of the encouraging community.