Gordon

Gordon College

1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    22
  • Previously Enrolled
    32

Overview of Gordon College (Gordon)

About this school

Gordon is a college of the liberal arts and sciences with religious orientation. Founded in 1889, the present institution is the result of the 1985 merger with Barrington College. Its 550-acre campus is located on Cape Ann, 25 miles north of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,591
    • Men:592 Men (37.2%)
    • Women:999 Women (62.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (Gordon)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Gordon College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
255 Grapevine Road
City, State, Zip
Wenham, MA 01984-1899
Phone
(978) 867-4218
Fax
(978) 524-3704
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins August 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Pastoral recommendation and statement of Christian faith required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 2,924 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 1,968 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 956 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
460 (18%) of 2,599 admitted students enrolled
Women
299 (17%) of 1,769 admitted students enrolled
Men
161 (19%) of 830 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.59
375 And Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
572 average |510-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
21%
• Score 24 - 29
43%
• Score 18 - 23
30%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Gordon)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $37,400 (73.55%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,070 (21.77%)
  • Other Expenses: - $904 (1.78%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,473 (2.9%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Gordon College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002153
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
359 (85.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
308 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
308 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
55 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$27,047
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 308 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,212
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 259 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,561
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 41 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
110 (26.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,114

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,211 (76.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,048 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,047 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
194 (18.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$26,133
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,047 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,281
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 894 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,683
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 140 (13.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
489 (31.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,571

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,780
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$639

Academics & Instruction (Gordon)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


94

Part-Time Faculty


137

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


35%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 69% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
310,611
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Gordon College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


61.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.0%

Programs & Majors (Gordon)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (11)


  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Music Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (Gordon)

Location & Geography

Population


4,875

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston

Campus Size


485 acres

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Beverly Farms

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


88% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


12%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Fighting Scots
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, triathlon, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Gordon College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government association, student ministries and volunteer programs, diverse music ensembles, intramural sports, short-term missions

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,528

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,591
Women
999
Men
592

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.8% Asian
  • 6.4% Black/African-American
  • 8.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.2% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


9.2% from 52 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


372

Student Resources (Gordon)

Study resources