#28 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Gordon College

Wenham, Massachusetts

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Gordon College overview
Location Wenham, Massachusetts
Online gordon.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Interdenominational
Gordon College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Gordon College, located in Wenham, Massachusetts, is a private liberal arts college founded in 1889 with a distinctively Christian framework. Approximately 25 miles north of Boston, the serene 450-acre campus boasts a New England charm with its historic brick buildings and modern facilities. The college is recognized for rigorous academics in the arts and sciences, with popular majors including Business, Education, and Psychology. Gordon maintains a moderately selective admissions process and emphasizes residential life with a variety of housing options, including dormitories, apartments, and houses. Committed to fostering a vibrant intellectual and spiritual life, the college provides both traditional undergraduate programs and adult education. Although Gordon is not typically celebrated for athletics, the institution does compete in NCAA Division III as the Fighting Scots.

In the most recent statistical year 1,395 prospective students applied, and 1,280 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 317 enrolled in the school.  1,335 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 293 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $26,010 plus fees of $1,030. Gordon College is ranked 552 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Gordon College is rated within the top 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1086/1313
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.58

Applications Accepted

Gordon College overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Gordon College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$1,030
Room and Board $12,150
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$41,390

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Gordon College students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Business 11%
Education 9%
Social Sciences 9%
English and Literature 9%

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