Mission. Commission. Location.
Gordon College is a place where the whole has always been greater than the sum of its parts. Innovative while indelibly connected to a storied tradition and rich heritage. Rooted in faith while unafraid to ask and explore tough questions in a changing society. We distill those qualities into three core ideas that capture our identity as well as our individuality: 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 morally.
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 aren’t 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: 1,804 students
Average class size: 20 students
Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
Ministry and missions groups: 70+
COSTS AND AID (2021–2022)
Tuition & fees: $26,010
Room and board: $12,150
Average GPA: 3.6
Average ACT score: 26.5
Average SAT score: 1262
Essay required: No
Interview required: Yes
Application deadline: Rolling
Application fee: $50
TOP 5 MAJORS
2. Business Administration
5. Communication Arts
“Gordon professors care so much about your success—in class and in life. Even after you graduate, they never tire of checking in with you to see how you’re growing in your career and your faith.”
“The most meaningful course I have taken in the past year has been Christian Formation and Culture... I enjoyed learning about the traditions of Christian community and the development of Christianity, which has informed my faith and given me language to speak to where people come from in their traditions.”
“My professors have pushed me to excellence at a level I never imagined myself capable of. But they aren't just professors; they are fellow pilgrims. Because of our shared faith, I get to ask not only relevant questions, but ultimate ones.”