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Christian Life Profile

Gordon is a place where the whole has always been greater than the sum of its parts. 

We’re innovative while indelibly connected to a storied tradition and a rich heritage, rooted in faith while unafraid to ask and explore tough questions in a changing society. We distill these defining qualities into three core ideas that capture our identity: Mission. Commission. Location.

Gordon graduates men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide. With a liberal arts education in the tradition of New England’s best colleges, our students gain the qualities most sought by employers: the ability to think holistically, reason analytically, communicate persuasively, and—even more importantly—act honorably.

The Gordon Commission is the essence of our experience—the process and promise of a transformative education.

• Stretch the mind. At Gordon, faith and knowledge are complementary, not contradictory.

• Deepen the faith. Our commitment to faith provides a framework for the transformative pursuit of truth.

• Elevate the contribution. In the words of our founder, A. J. Gordon, “Service overflows from us.”

We are just north of Boston, the global hub of higher education. The Greater Boston area provides a wealth of professional development and career opportunities for students, as well as rich history and traditions. And since we are not far from the world’s financial and political capitals in New York City and Washington, DC, we provide outstanding access and opportunity for experiential education as well as for starting a career.



Institutional Control: Private
School Type: Co-ed
Academic Calendar: Semesters
Religious Affiliation: Evangelical
School Size: 1,657
Average Class Size: 20
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Number of Ministry and Missions Groups: 61

COSTS AND AID (2016–2017)
Fees: $1,532
Room and Board: $11,000
Scholarships: Yes
Grants: Yes
Loans: Yes
Work-Study: Yes
Co-ops/Internships: Yes

Average GPA:
Average ACT: 26
Average SAT: 1186
Essay Required: No
Interview Required: Yes
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $50

1. Business Administration
2. Psychology
3. Biology
4. English
5. Communication Arts