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Gordon College

Wenham, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

About Gordon College

Gordon College Overview

Gordon College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Wenham, Massachusetts. Gordon College was founded in 1889 and now enrolls around 1,804 students per year year, which includes 1,368 undergraduates. Gordon College ensures housing for up to 1,349 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! February 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by February 15.

Student Involvement at Gordon College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Gordon College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Gordon College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Gordon College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Gordon College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Gordon College on the Student Life page.

2022 Gordon College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%
Tuition $26,010
Percent of Need Met 65.62%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $20,151

Is Gordon College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Gordon College offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Gordon College

Gordon College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Gordon College is 77%. Out of 1,466 applications received in 2022, 1,133 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gordon College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Gordon College, around 79% come back the next year. Gordon Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 72 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Gordon College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 64% of graduates from Gordon College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Gordon College grads have an average starting salary of $35,964 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Gordon College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Gordon College's endowment was valued at $56.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $12,488 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Gordon College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Gordon College meets 65.62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Gordon College full-time are awarded $20,151 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $37,554 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Gordon College.

Based on this information, how does Gordon College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Gordon College a good school for you?

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Where is Gordon College?

Gordon College is located in the suburban setting of Wenham, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Boston.

If you would like to see Gordon College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Route 128 to Wenham, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Gordon College and Wenham are like without leaving home.

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College Info

255 Grapevine Road Wenham, MA 01984-1899

Campus Setting: Suburban

Gordon College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gordon College is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gordon College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Gordon College ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

30 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Gordon College is 25. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Gordon College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Gordon College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1168 - 1360


Math SAT Range

565 - 670


Reading SAT Range

588 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1360 and Above


1168 to 1360


1168 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Gordon College students is 1150. Applicants with SAT scores of 1360 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Gordon College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1168 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1168 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Gordon College.

Gordon College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Gordon College is like? There are approximately 1,804 students enrolled at Gordon College, including 1,368 undergraduate students and 436 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 38% percent are from MA and 62% percent of students are from other states.


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