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Gordon College Student Life

Gordon College is on a 485-acre campus in a suburban setting in Wenham, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for Gordon College students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Gordon College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Gordon College has a thriving Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Gordon College include Student ministries and volunteer programs, Diverse music ensembles, Intramural sports and Short-term missions.

Gordon College students' favorite campus events are Golden Goose, Gordon Globes and Senior Formal.

Gordon College Housing

Gordon College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Gordon College students live on campus. In 2021, 88% of undergrads at Gordon College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 13% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Gordon College. There are 1,349 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,451 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,298 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Gordon College offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Gordon College Athletics

At Gordon College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Gordon College:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Gordon College

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Gordon College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Gordon College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Gordon College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Gordon College has Gated entrance.

Plan a Visit to Gordon College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Gordon College, take Route 128 to Wenham, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Gordon College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Gordon College Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

36%

In State

64%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

67%

11%

8%

5%

5%

2%

1%

0.21%

Undergraduate Students

1,451

Graduate Students

365

Non-Resident / International Students

108

Gordon College Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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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