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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    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 1,528 undergraduate students. The Gordon acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Biology. Graduating 70% of students, Gordon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
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
89%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1050-1290
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$30,888/ 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
$17,558/ 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,528Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
63
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 37 responses
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  • Friendly and busy
    73%
  • Busy
    14%
  • White, Evangelical, Sheltered
    8%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Community
    39%
  • Involved, caring, just a perfect blend of students
    18%
  • 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
$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
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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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Gordon is an amazing, Christian college! The atmosphere is always positive and the people are friendly. I greatly enjoy this college to the highest!
Gordon College is the best place on earth—an inspirational, life-launching training ground but it is also a beautiful destination. Gordon majors on the majors and refuses to divide its students over important but secondary issues. It is so nice to live in this environment.Gordon knows the importance of first impressions made by staff and professors. I have seen so many smiles. The joy here is contagious.