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Gordon College is a private institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,573, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 450 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Gordon College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 130. Its tuition and fees are $32,100 (2012-13).
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A Christian liberal arts college on Boston's North Shore, Gordon offers 38 majors and 42 concentrations in the arts and sciences, with graduate programs in education and music education. Its overarching mission is to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide. Gordon is the only nationally ranked Christian college in New England'with all the access and opportunities afforded by a city with one of the largest concentrations of elite universities and students from around the globe.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Gordon College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 15 and November 15, respectively. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Gordon College is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 39.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||39.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Gordon College is 13:1, and the school has 68.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Gordon College include: Visual and Performing Arts, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other; English Language and Literature, General; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.2 percent.
Gordon College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,573, with a gender distribution of 39.0 percent male students and 61.0 percent female students. At this school, 89.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 11.0 percent of students live off campus. Gordon College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Gordon College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Gordon College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Gordon College.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Gordon College, 75.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,487.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,100 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,840 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data