About Gordon College

Founded in 1889, Gordon College. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,657 full time undergraduate students, and 347 full time graduate students.

The Gordon College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 90 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Gordon College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate91%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range890-1210
ACT Range22-29

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,38% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 68% were in the top quarter, and 32% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Gordon College.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
28%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
4%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
36%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
4%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
96%
“I feel extremely safe”
52%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
28%
“We bought the gear”
20%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
36%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
52%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
44%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
48%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
28%
“We know about current events and vote”
60%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
4%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
36%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
4%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
96%
“I feel extremely safe”
52%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
28%
“We bought the gear”
20%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
4%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
36%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
44%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
52%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
44%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
48%
“There might be people who do”
4%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    98 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    58 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    99 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    99 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    99 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    99 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    99 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    99 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

Gordon College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Gordon College?

27 Students rated Gordon College

Eva - 12/31/2019

I adore Gordon College! It is a wonderfully safe environment, in the physical and mental sense. The class size is conducive to open discussion among students and professors. The professors have regular office hours but are also responsive to email most any time of day. There is a strong sense of community among students that fosters strong and lasting relationships.

Mateus - 11/21/2019

Extremely serious liberal arts college. A college with a purpose, they seem to care a lot not just about the academics aspect, but of each student individually. A God centered community offering spiritual growth. As an applicant I have been treated as one of them already. It feels like the place I want to be for at least the next 4 years!

Alli - 11/09/2019

I personally find it an enjoyable place to go to school. Everything here makes college sound like a dream, honestly. There's tons of clubs, sports, and even a gospel choir (which sounds pretty good, not gonna lie). The campus consists of newer brick buildings, which adds to the "old school" aesthetic. The food is good too, most of what we eat is locally grown or farmed. There's also a police station on campus, who can attend emergencies way faster than calling 9-1-1.

Aceline - 07/31/2019

Gordon College is a wonderful school that prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere. The small campus allows its students to become close and rely on on another. Not only that, but the faculty is helpful and willing to work with students on whatever problems they have. One such example is Gordon’s College and Career Connections Center. The Center gives students access internships and job interviews to help students gain experience in their fields and find employment after college. This Center is extremely helpful, and with the campus’s atmosphere, every student can not help but feel supported.

Gordon College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Gordon College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Gordon College is 91%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    College can be scary because it is a time when people may be away from home for the first time and figuring what they believe about certain issues while dealing with academics, social life, and a job. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a senior, I would tell myself to accept how my worldviews would change and that it would be okay. I attend a small, liberal arts, Christian college. Before entering college, I would not have called myself close minded, but I certainly had my stances on certain issues. My freshman year of college, I was exposed to many different views on life and faith. It certainly shook me at first, but then after working through some of the issues I was able to realize that these views held truths to them and I started to pull from those views and adapt them to my views. Changing or adapting my life and faith views was frightening because of the uncertainty, but it has been caused me to grow as a human and in my faith.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Gordon College is an academically challenging, non denominational Christian, liberal arts school full of friendly, loving people.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Gordon College is best known for it's expertise in developing its students toward maturation in intellect, service, love, faithfullness and hope in the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Gordon College achieves this through its wonderful chapel program, which centers learning, living and loving around the Christian call to live obediently to God's one and only son, Jesus Christ. Maturation also occurs significantly in the classroom, where the small classes and tremendous teacher-accessibility allows for a vibrant learning environment. Various service trips and ministries compel students to practice service, love, hope and faith.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Being a Christian myself, the best thing about Gordon is its commitment to the gospel. The faculty and staff are commited, faithful, and hard-working. The academics at Gordon are thoroughly Biblically based, preparing students extremely well in their respective fields of study as well as for other areas of life. The education is extensive and thorough.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing is hard to pin-point. I would have to say the lack of a student union building.Th

    Read all  16 answers
  7. Describe the students at your school.

    Caring Christians who could be a little less high-strung in regards to schoolwork sometimes but overall are balanced people and enjoyable and valuable to be with

    Read all  15 answers
  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Gordon is in a wealthy suburb, but just half an hour outside of Boston. Students can get the quiet campus, and still have quick access to the city. There is free salsa dancing in Boston for all Gordon students at a local club. At Gordon, EVERYONE can fit in.. we have students who are home-schooled and those that went to private, public, parochial, or Christian schools and everyone fits in and finds friends quickly.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    not much

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who desires to develop his or her character, intellectual maturity and seeks to give back to the world. Gordon offers an intimate community in which each individual is recognized for his or her talent, potential and achievements (both large and small). Any student who looks to take their academics seriously while also learning more about him or herself will find success at Gordon College. A student who is committed to not only furthering him or herself but also dedicated to the improvement of mankind through serving God will be sure to feel at home at Gordon.

    Read all  14 answers
  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Unwilling to challenge and explore beliefs

    Read all  13 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    On a personal level, I'm having trouble balancing between my social life and my academic life. As a music education major, it's frustrating to handle the expectations, but I recognize the value of these high standards. The academic life is very demanding. This isn't a place to fool around, and I accept that gratefully. Unfortunately, as a music education major, we never seem to catch a break. Stress levels are hard to handle....

    Read all  11 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    It is one of the safest campuses and that you do not need to have alcohol to have fun because the students that attend the college are very genuine.

    Read all  10 answers

Student Body

Students

63%

female

37%

male

1,657

Total Undergrad Enrollment

347

Total Grad Students

62%

Out-Of-State

29%

In-State

9%

International

Organizations

35

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

71%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
69%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Gordon College receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 68% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$36,060

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$10,412

Room and Board

47,272

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$22,092
$30 - $48K
$19,715
$48 - $75K
$24,078
$75 - $110K
$27,393
$110K & UP
$31,753

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