Tuition & Fees

$40,300

$40,300

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,311
Declined + 751
Total Received 3,062
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Private (nonprofit)

1,618

undergraduate students

337

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Phychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 3417
ACT 1838

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,955
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Nondenominational Christian
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Wenham, MA

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.

Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
41%
500-599
36%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
30%
500-599
44%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
38%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
39%
24-29
26%
18-23
30%
12-17
5%
30-36
13%
24-29
52%
18-23
22%
12-17
13%
30-36
28%
24-29
42%
18-23
26%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(waived for international applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,311
Declined + 751
Total Received 3,062

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

June Bodoni
Associate Vice President for Enrollment
P: 866 464-6736
F: 978 867-4682
admissions@gordon.edu

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,298

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,650
Room $7,100
Board $4,150
Additional fees $1,650
Books & supplies $922
Total $52,472
Average Financial Aid - $27,298
Total with Avg. Aid $25,174

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,753,399
State $269,150
Institutional $19,599,038
Other external $2,212,032
Total $23,833,619

Non-need-based

Federal $7,472
State
Institutional $9,640,308
Other external $1,232,074
Total $10,879,854
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Daniel O'Connell
Senior Director of Student Financial Services
daniel.oconnell@gordon.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Dance, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rowing

Club Sports - Women's

Dance, Rowing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Indoor Soccer, Inner-Tube Water Polo, Juggling, Miniature Golf, Mini-Triathlon, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Swing Dance, Table Tennis, Walleyball, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Jonathan Tymann (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Commonwealth Coast Conference, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Fighting Scots
School colors
Blue, gold, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art Education
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Ministries
Combined Languages
Communication Arts
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Elementary Art Education
Elementary Education
English Language/Literature
Finance
Financial Analysis
French
History
International Affairs
Kinesiology
Leadership
Linguistics
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation/Leisure Studies
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Phychology
  3. Biology

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

1,955

total students

33%

in-state

67%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

1,618
students

Female
63%
1,026

Male
37%
592

17%

337
students

Female
76%
255

Male
24%
82

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,555
students

Female
64%
991

Male
36%
564

4%

63
students

Female
56%
35

Male
44%
28

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

40%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

84

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

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

84%

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Germany
Hong Kong
Kenya
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Caroline Dixon
Director of International Initiatives and Operations
978.867.4020
admissions@gordon.edu

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