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Gordon College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Gordon College, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than August 15.

Considering Applying Early to Gordon College?

Gordon College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Gordon College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Gordon College?

Gordon College is amoderately difficult school to get into. Gordon College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Gordon College **accepted 68% of students, around 1,969 of the 2,884 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Gordon College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Gordon College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to Gordon College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Gordon College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Very Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

Gordon College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Gordon College must submit the following items. Double check with Gordon College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Interview
Other Requirements Finance form for international students
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Gordon College?

Students admitted to Gordon College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 33% submitted a class rank. At Gordon College 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Gordon College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 33%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 13%
3.25 and 3.49 14%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 8%
2.00 and 2.49 3%
Gordon College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Gordon College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 85% of Gordon College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 18% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Gordon College?

To be competitive with other Gordon College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1028 and 1273 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Gordon College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1273 and 25% of scored lower than 1028, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Gordon College student is 1150.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Gordon College students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Gordon College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Gordon College?

To be most competitive at Gordon College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Gordon College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Gordon College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Gordon College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Gordon College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is December 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by December 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Gordon College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Gordon College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Gordon College?

Students who are admitted to Gordon College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Gordon College accept transfer credits?

Gordon College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Gordon College accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does Gordon College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Gordon College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Gordon College?

No, Gordon College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Gordon College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

68%

How hard is it to get into Gordon College? Gordon College is a somewhat selective institution. The Gordon College acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.

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Gordon College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gordon College is Dec 1.

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

Gordon College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

20 to 29

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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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 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Gordon College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Gordon College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1028 - 1273

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Math SAT Range

500 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1273 and Above

Good

1028 to 1273

Avg

1028 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Gordon College students is 1150. Applicants with SAT scores of 1273 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Gordon College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1028 to 1273 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1028 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Gordon College.

Gordon College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.56

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Gordon College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,816

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$26,250

Out-of-State

$26,250

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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