Gordon College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Gordon College Admissions Overview:

Gordon College is a largely accessible college, admitting 92% of those who apply--students with good grades and test scores above average have a decent chance of being admitted. Prospective students are required to submit an application, test scores from the ACT or SAT, an academic recommendation, and an application fee. Students are also encouraged to schedule an over-the-phone or in-person interview with the admissions office. If you are interested in majoring in art or music at Gordon, check their website for information regarding audition and portfolio requirements.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Gordon College Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Gordon College Description:

Gordon College is a highly regarded, nationally ranked, multi-denominational Christian College located in Wenham, Massachusetts, a town about half an hour north of Boston along the Atlantic coast. Students come from 39 states and 30 countries, and they represent more than 40 different Christian denominations. Students at Gordon College can choose from 38 majors and 42 concentrations, and the college embraces the connections between intellectual and spiritual life. Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active at Gordon College, and student can join any of the 26 ministry groups, numerous music groups, and a wide range of other clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Gordon Fighting Scots compete in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference. The college fields nine men's and eleven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,004 (1,657 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,060
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,412
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $48,672

Gordon College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,344
    • Loans: $7,297

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Christian Ministries, Communication Arts, English, History, Psychology, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 61%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis Cross Country, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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