Gordon College in Wenham

Wenham, MA

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Overview

Gordon College offers 140-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 88%. The most popular test is SAT - 84% of students submitted it in comparison to 25% of students who submitted ACT. 34.2% are women, and 65.8% are men. 6% percents of international students. Gordon College is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Gordon College is 27869$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $37390 and $46520 per year. 71% of full-time Gordon College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $39,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Gordon College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$27,869
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Gordon College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$23,914
$30,001 - $48,000$20,376
$48,001 - $75,000$24,171
$75,001 - $110,000$27,774
$110,001+$31,407

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 6750

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    23%

    Types of financial aids

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    1707 of Gordon College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 98 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Gordon College number 39 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

    Students at Gordon College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $39,700

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Gordon College.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    71%
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    Gordon College graduation rate is above the national average.

    71% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Gordon College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    4 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Formal demonstration of competencies

    Neither required nor recommended:

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      88%

      In comparison to National Average

      Gordon College acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 25%.

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      88%
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      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Gordon College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 17%.

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      88%
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      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      24%

      Total

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      24%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      85%

      Part-time retention rate

      67%

      The Gordon College full-time retention rate is 85% and part-time retention rate is 67%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Gordon College students submitting SAT scores

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      84%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1410 - 1850

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 480 - 620
      Math: 470 - 610
      Writing: 460 - 620

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Gordon College students submitting ACT scores

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      25%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      23 - 29

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 23 - 30
      Math: 22 - 28
      Writing: 8 - 9

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Gordon College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      13:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      141
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      6%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Gordon College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Gordon College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Fowler Campus

      The campus located by 255 Grapevine Road address in Wenham, Massachusetts.

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      Fowler Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Gordon College with 0.15% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Fowler Campus are burglary and forcible sex offense.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Gordon College offers 140 programs in total: 125 are for Bachelor's degree, 9 - for Master's degree, and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state. Gordon College is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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      Gordon College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1786 students with 53574 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 195 with 4686 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Gordon College

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      A very disappointed alum here. I made wonderful friends at Gordon College, but the institution is very bigoted.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      A liberal arts Christian college on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Wenham mass to be exact. Located minutes from the beautiful beaches of Gloucester and Manchester By The Sea and historic Beverly and Salem. The campus is walkable and breath taking. A great educational experience.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Gordon College is a top notch Christian liberal arts college on the North Shore. With many professors who accomplish respected research in their fields, and a community that is extraordinarily friendly for New England, this school is a special place.Many people complain about the colleges discriminatory beliefs against the LGBT+ community. While these concerns are not entirely unfounded, the students and administration of Gordon should still have the authority to believe what they want. Love and acceptance of people in every community must continually be fought for. But no matter how old fashioned you find this belief to be, they ought to have the freedom to practice such beliefs on campus.Overall, Gordon College is an incredible place for Christian students who want to jumpstart an education that exposes them to a world of personalized opportunities that glorify God. Say what you want, but Gordon students are, by and large, happy with their college experience.No place is perfect, but with a campus as gorgeous as Gordon's why would anyone not want to at least visit campus? ;)

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I love it here at Gordon, everybody is so nice and the professors are so kind and supportive. Also, dorm life in Lewis Hall is the besssstttt!!!!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Great school. Beautiful campus. Lots of new state of the art buildings. A top notch education in a small country town close to Boston!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 255 Grapevine Rd

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Interdenominational

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +9789272300

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: gordon.edu

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