Gordon College

641 reviews
  1. Wenham, MA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Gordon College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference
Address
255 Grapevine Rd
Wenham, MA 01984
Website

Gordon College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Range
1030-1280
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$29,486/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,914/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,376/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,171/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,774/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,407/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,698Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Friendly and busy
    72%
  • Busy
    17%
  • White, Evangelical, Sheltered
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Community
    32%
  • Involved, caring, just a perfect blend of students
    16%
  • Boring
    12%
  • Caring
    12%
  • Equipping
    12%
  • White and Evangeli, mixed students & great profs
    8%
  • White,Evangelical, more liberal than their parents
    8%

After Gordon College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

641 reviews
  • Excellent
    117
  • Very Good
    254
  • Average
    200
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    27
Small Town Looks, Big Appetite Restaurants! Although located in the small suburbs of Wenham, Massachusetts, Gordon is undoubtedly surrounded by some of the BEST dine-in and take-out restaurants around! We are within a walk or longboard ride away from Pride's of Beverly, MA, home of incredible subs and pizza. They also DELIVER to Gordon! Also located down the road in Beverly, MA is NICK'S FAMOUS ROAST BEEF, which speaks for itself. Incredible roast beef, shakes, and fries! Although these are among the more popular places to grab and go, Gordon is also just a short drive away from dine-in restaurants such as INDIGO Bar &amp; Grille at Hamilton Crossing in Hamilton, MA, Wenham's sister town. Another great spot is hidden jewel Garden City Pub in North Beverly, MA.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 14 2012
The Rooms Are Bigger Than Other Colleges – Although a small college, it does have good and somewhat spacious rooms! The dorms on the hill are the best, but there's not much community. The HUD dorms are the oldest on campus and they are the central place. They have great community style, but are old. The newer halls don't tend to have very good community feel. If you are looking to interact outside of classes and clubs then the community style are the best- although old, the HUD dorms are great to live in for the first year! The options improve for upperclassmen.
  • College Junior
  • July 10 2013
The academics here at Gordon are amazing! We offer 38 majors! and 42 concentrations. Our Professors are nationally and globally recognized. We are so blessed to have some of the most intellectual and smartest professors in the world. And that doesn't take away the fact that each professor actually cares about you! They are here to help you and will even pray with/and for you. Our curriculum is great. The registration process is easy...as long as you have your tuition payed for...but even when you don't they are excited to help and get you through the process. the workload really depends on your major. If you're a physics major, you will have a bigger workload than most. but the program and the professors are set up in a way that will help you succeed!
  • College Sophomore
  • June 27 2013