255 Grapevine Road Wenham, MA 01984 978-867-4218
http://www.gordon.edu admissions@gordon.edu
About Gordon College
  • Year of Foundation 1889
  • Size of Campus 500 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Protestant nondenominational
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,589
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 62%, 38%, 71%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $27,152
  • Room and Board $7,720
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 1,572
Gordon College provides an environment where both mind and spirit can soar. Almost all Christian colleges put strong emphasis on behavioral expectations, chapel attendance, and prayer before classes. Gordon goes beyond this. Every professor integrates Christian thought and assumptions into classroom study. We embrace a process of education that links the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of life. Gordon is serious about its commitments. We expect our teachers to live in a vital relationship with Jesus Christ and model His life principles before their students. Many in secular institutions disagree with this basic faith and life requirement. They say it infringes on academic freedom. Not so. We completely embrace academic freedom. We do so within a common framework of faith. But that's not a straightjacket. It's an understanding that Christianity and its values provide a springboard to explore truth in all its dimensions.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christians for Social Action; Soup Kitchen Ministry; Prison Ministry; Nursing Home Ministry; community outreach programs; World Focus outreach groups; Spiritual Formation ministies; many other groups formed according to stu
  • Other on-campus organizations 2%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ALANA, Advocates for Cultural Diversity, Third Culture Kids, International Student Fellowship.
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Society for New Politics, Advocates for Cultural Diversity, Christians for Social Action, fellowship group for children of missionaries, ministry to deaf persons, outreach services, short term missions trips, Amnesty International, ALANA
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Phi Alpha Chi; Phi Sigma Iota; Sigma Delta Pi; Alpha Mu Gamma
  • Setting Suburban
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Boston Logan (25), Manchester (NH) (50)
  • Distance to nearest train Beverly Farms (3)
  • Distance to nearest bus Boston (25)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 2%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 70%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 65%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 21%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 89%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 4%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 17
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (77%), women's dorms (0%), men's dorms (3%), apartments for married students (0%), apartment for single students (20%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 4%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 25
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number Of Books in Library 148,295
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 155
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 10,459
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 533
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 360
  • Museums Center for Christian Studies, East-West Institute, foreign language/video streaming lab, human performance lab, Center for Balance and Mobility, electron microscope, genetic sequencing machine,Barrington Center for the Arts, Phillips Music Center, Center f
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Vining Rare Book Collection, rare historical documents, Shakespearean Folios, papers of abolitionist William Wilberforce, Curriculum Library
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Other
  • Number Of Microforms 31,666
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 4
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,260
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 43%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Though we do not carry a list of employers, we do know from 5 year (Class of 1998) and 10 year (Class of 1993) class studies the following breakdown of fields of employment: Education, 25-30%; Business, 12%; Health/Medical, 18%; Non-profit/Religious, 9-12
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Boston University)
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village