Gordon College

Wenham, MA

Gordon College

Wenham, MA

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Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$39,230

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,943
Declined 681
Total Received 2,624
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Private

1,507

undergraduate students

350

graduate students

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School Facts

Gordon College, founded in 1889, is a Christian liberal arts college on Boston's North Shore offering numerous majors and concentrations in the arts and sciences and graduate programs in education and music education. It's 485-acre campus is located 25 miles north of Boston.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,857
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham
01984

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Student ministries and volunteer programs
  • Diverse music ensembles
  • Intramural sports
  • Short-term missions

Top Events

  • Golden Goose
  • Gordon Globes
  • Senior Formal
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Gates entrance

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
80%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
34%
400-499
12%
700-800
12%
600-699
27%
500-599
43%
400-499
14%
300-399
1%
30-36
26%
24-29
38%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline August 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.58

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,943
Declined 681
Total Received 2,624

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
class rank
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
racial/ethnic status

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 52
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $37,560
Room & board $11,420
Additional fees $1,670
Books & supplies $950
Other fees $1,185
Total $52,785
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Triathlon, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Football, Racquetball, Triathlon, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Rowing

Club Sports Women

Rowing

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Christian Studies
Computer Science
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Social Work
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,857

total students

34%

in-state

66%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

1,507
students

Female
62%
933

Male
38%
574

19%

350
students

Female
76%
267

Male
24%
83

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,440
students

Female
63%
893

Male
37%
547

5%

67
students

Female
60%
40

Male
40%
27

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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

32

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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