Gordon College

255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 1984
Tel: (978)927-2300
Private not-for-profit | 1,772 students
Gordon College is among the top Christian liberal arts colleges in the country. Gordon offers academic excellence, Christian community and an atmosphere of open intellectual inquiry and personal responsibility-all within the framework of Christian faith. Here you will gain insight from the best scholarship and the most influential thinkers. By fostering academic freedom and Christian character, Gordon helps to cultivate minds that envision new possibilities, and hearts that serve.

School Overview:

Gordon College
CountyEssex County, MA
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
123 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,772 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,553 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
219 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,487 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
285 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition NotesIncludes tuition, ro
Percent Admitted40%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)510-646450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)508-643460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)509-640440-570
ACT English (25-75%)23-3219-25
ACT Math (25-75%)21-2818-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)8-106-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-2920-25

School Notes:


  • Gordon College was founded in 1889 as a missionary training institute. Originally located in Boston, the school is named for its founder, the Rev. Dr. A.J. Gordon, a prominent Boston clergyman of the late 1800s. Within 30 years Gordon had grown well beyond the facilities of the church in which it was founded. It had also outgrown facilities it used at the Newton Theological Institution so the school moved to the Fenway portion of Boston, into a facility that was financed through a very generous gift given by Martha Frost.

    • Gordon College provides a well-rounded education in an environment where both mind and spirit can soar. Almost all Christian colleges put strong emphasis on behavioral expectations, chapel attendance, prayer before classes, etc. Gordon goes beyond this. Every professor integrates Christian thought and assumptions into classroom study.
    • Gordon strives to provide students with the best in academics, campus life activities, dynamic athletic teams and unique mission opportunities-not only in the New England community, but across the country and globally. Gordon has received recognition in U.S. News & World Report as "one of the best national liberal arts colleges" and is one of only seven members of the Council of Christian Colleges (CCCU) to earn that distinction.
    • At a private, residential, small Christian liberal-arts college like Gordon, a student's experience outside the classroom is further developed by strong participation and unique leadership opportunities as only one of the nation's top Christian colleges can provide-ministry, service-learning, student-employment, student government and leadership roles in residence life, activities, recreation programs and more.
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