Chances of getting into Gordon College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
75.5%
Admission Difficulty for Gordon College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Gordon College and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #44 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,311 out of 3,062 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. Gordon College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Gordon College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Gordon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Gordon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1170

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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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gordon College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >84%
1165 to 1280 Avg + 75%-84%
1050 to 1165 Avg - 64%-75%
935 to 1050 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 935 Low <51%
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Gordon College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
ACT Scores for Gordon College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Gordon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Gordon College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 22 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
30 and Above Good >84%
26 to 30 Avg + 75%-84%
22 to 26 Avg - 64%-75%
18 to 22 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 18 Low <51%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.56
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Gordon College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gordon College was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.56 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Gordon College accepts 75% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Gordon College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 43% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% of Gordon College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Gordon College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 32%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 91%
Bottom 50% of class 9%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Gordon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,057 1,005 3,062
Accepted 1,554 757 2,311
Acceptance Rate 76% 75% 75%
Enrolled 266 167 433
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 22% 19%

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 Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=165936 IPEDS survey data for Gordon College.

Frequently Asked Questions

86% of students submit their SAT scores to Gordon College. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Gordon College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1280. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 30. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.