Barnesville, Georgia

Gordon Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Gordon College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Gordon College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Gordon and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,694 out of 3,221 applicants were admitted making Gordon College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 percent. Only 46% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Gordon SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Gordon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Gordon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Gordon College?

Gordon College typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gordon College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >90%
1015 to 1110 Avg + 84%-90%
920 to 1015 Avg - 76%-84%
825 to 920 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 825 Low <64%
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Gordon ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Gordon College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Gordon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 18
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Gordon?

Admission data indicates that Gordon regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gordon College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gordon College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >90%
17 to 19 Avg + 84%-90%
15 to 17 Avg - 76%-84%
13 to 15 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 13 Low <64%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Gordon College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Gordon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,106 1,106 3,221
Accepted 1,786 903 2,694
Acceptance Rate 85% 82% 84%
Enrolled 805 428 1,233
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 45% 47% 46%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Gordon College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Gordon College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Gordon College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=139968 IPEDS survey data for Gordon College.