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Tuition & Fees

$37,400

$37,400

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,599
Declined + 325
Total Received 2,924
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Private (nonprofit)

1,591

undergraduate students

372

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 3417
ACT 1838

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
38%
500-599
39%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
27%
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
28%
24-29
36%
18-23
26%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
30-36
15%
24-29
48%
18-23
22%
12-17
15%
30-36
21%
24-29
43%
18-23
30%
12-17
6%
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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 480-acre campus is located 25 miles north of Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,963
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: 4,875), 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
38%
500-599
39%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
10%
600-699
27%
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
28%
24-29
36%
18-23
26%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
30-36
15%
24-29
48%
18-23
22%
12-17
15%
30-36
21%
24-29
43%
18-23
30%
12-17
6%

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

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,599
Declined + 325
Total Received 2,924

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Class rank
Essay
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

Cost

Tuition $35,800
Room $7,000
Board $4,070
Additional fees $1,600
Books & supplies $904
Total $49,374
Average Financial Aid - $26,584
Total with Avg. Aid $22,790

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,584

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,959,536
State $318,800
Institutional $18,261,279
Other external $1,996,587
Total $22,536,202

Non-need-based

Federal $5,324
State $600
Institutional $8,508,522
Other external $1,352,564
Total $9,867,010

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

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

81%

1,591
students

Female
63%
999

Male
37%
592

Graduate

19%

372
students

Female
79%
295

Male
21%
77

undergraduateFull-time

96%

1,528
students

Female
64%
963

Male
36%
565

undergraduatePart-time

4%

63
students

Female
58%
36

Male
42%
27

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required 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 Required 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
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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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 52
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Germany
Hong Kong
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Melanie Han
International Admissions Officer
866 464-6736
admissions@gordon.edu

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