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Gordon College Overview

Located in Wenham, Massachusetts, Gordon College is a private not-for-profit institution. Gordon College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Gordon College Known For?

497 Undergraduate Awards
$32,171 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Gordon College is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Gordon College.
  • In 2017-2018, 88% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Gordon College with a bachelor's degree make about $41,700 a year. That's 2% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Gordon College student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Gordon College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Gordon College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Gordon College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#27 Best Value Colleges for General English Literature College Factual
#32 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#40 Highest Paid General English Literature Graduates College Factual
#48 Highest Paid English Language & Literature Graduates College Factual
#85 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#90 Best Value Colleges for General Psychology College Factual

Where Is Gordon College?

Location of Gordon College

Contact details for Gordon College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: 978-927-2300
Website: www.gordon.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GordonCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gordoncollege

How Do I Get Into Gordon College?

You can apply to Gordon College online at: www.gordon.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Gordon College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Gordon College?

89% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
Gordon College has the high acceptance rate of 89%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to Gordon College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 650. Math scores were between 510 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gordon College  ( 540 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Gordon College  ( 510 to 640 )
200
800
Gordon College received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 20 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Gordon College  ( 22 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Gordon College  ( 20 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Gordon College  ( 22 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Gordon College?

$32,171 Net Price
80% Take Out Loans
2.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gordon College is $32,171. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Gordon College, approximately 80% of students took out student loans averaging $8,400 a year. That adds up to $33,600 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gordon College is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Gordon College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,440 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,507 undergraduate students at Gordon College, with 1,440 being full-time and 67 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Gordon College

There are also 350 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,440 full-time undergraduates at Gordon College, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Gordon College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gordon College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Gordon College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 64
Black or African American 59
Hispanic or Latino 137
White 982
International Students 137
Other Races/Ethnicities 61

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Gordon College. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Gordon College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Gordon College

24 Took All Classes Online
229 Took At Least One Class Online
701.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 229 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gordon College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Gordon College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gordon College was 701.1%. This is the #116 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Gordon College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Gordon College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0 4 58 62
Business Administration & Management 47 0 6 53
General Psychology 49 0 0 49
Teacher Education Grade Specific 40 0 0 40
Communication & Media Studies 39 0 0 39
General English Literature 28 0 0 28
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 26 0 0 26
General Biology 25 0 0 25
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 22 0 0 22
Accounting 18 0 0 18
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 17 0 0 17
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 0 10 16
Religious Studies 15 0 0 15
Sociology 15 0 0 15
Social Work 15 0 0 15
Mathematics 13 0 0 13
Economics 12 0 0 12
Political Science & Government 11 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 11 0 0 11
History 10 0 0 10
Fine & Studio Arts 10 0 0 10
Music 10 0 0 10
Computer Science 9 0 0 9
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 9 0 0 9
Finance & Financial Management 8 0 0 8
Educational Administration 0 7 0 7
Chemistry 7 0 0 7
Physics 7 0 0 7
Romance Languages 6 0 0 6
International Relations & National Security 5 0 0 5
Philosophy 4 0 0 4
Interdisciplinary Studies 3 0 0 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0
Outdoor Education 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 497 11 74 582

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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