Gordon College

Wenham, MA

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

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Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$39,230

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,969
Declined 915
Total Received 2,884
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Private

1,642

undergraduate students

672

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1889, Gordon College is a Christian liberal arts college that offers numerous majors and concentrations in the arts and sciences as well as graduate programs in Education and Music Education. Its 485-acre campus is located on the North Shore in Wenham, Massachusetts—25 miles north of Boston.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,314
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Other

Social Networks

485-acre campus in Wenham (population: 5,246), 25 miles from Boston. Major airport and bus serve Boston; train serves Beverly Farms (two miles). School provides transportation to local churches for Sunday services, to special college events in Boston, and surrounding communities.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA
01984

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
520
75th
620
25th
500
75th
31
25th
21
75th
27
25th
18
75th
29
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee (waived for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,969
Declined 915
Total Received 2,884

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

86%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

97%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$22,284

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,560
Housing $7,210
Food $4,210
Additional fees $1,670
Books & supplies $800
Total $51,450
Average Financial Aid - $22,284
Total with Avg. Aid $29,166

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,654,262
State $202,126
Institutional $18,877,372
Other external $2,034,727
Total $22,768,487

Non-need-based

Federal $3,752
State
Institutional $9,151,625
Other external $1,167,782
Total $10,323,159

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 343-1379
F: 888 889-5784
sfs@gordon.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

dance, rowing

Club Sports - Women's

dance, rowing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, bocce, dodgeball, flag football, indoor soccer, inner tube water polo, mini-golf, mini-triathalon, ping-pong, racquetball, wallyball, whiffleball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Commonwealth Coast Conference, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Christian Studies. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer Teacher Education. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Earth Science Teacher Education. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Experimental Psychology. yes
Finance, General. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes yes
Linguistics. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Outdoor Education. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other. yes
Youth Ministry. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Phychology
  3. Communication Arts

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,314

total students

36%

in-state

64%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

1,642
students

Female
62%
1,016

Male
38%
626

29%

672
students

Female
75%
507

Male
25%
165

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,508
students

Female
62%
932

Male
38%
576

8%

134
students

Female
63%
84

Male
37%
50

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

10%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

84

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 52
Countries most often represented Brazil
Cambodia
China
Congo
Singapore
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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