Gordon College

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Gordon College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Wenham, MA, a predominately suburban area. There are around 1,800 students enrolled per year at Gordon College.

Many of the students getting into this school had an SAT score between 1522 to 1940, or got accepted with an ACT score between 22 to 29. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Gordon College average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.64 for accepted students. 43% of all those students that apply are granted admission to Gordon College, from which 29 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at gordon.edu.

Overall Gordon College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Gordon College was reported as 43.1% in Fall 2013 with over 3,840 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1522 - 1940
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Gordon College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Gordon College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gordon College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.5%
  • 2010-2011: 69.9%
  • 2011-2012: 40.3%
  • 2012-2013: 40.3%
  • 2013-2014: 43.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 46.7%

How Does Gordon College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Gordon College is twenty-nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Merrimack College78.6%
Emerson College48.0%
Fisher College62.7%
Berklee College of Music36.2%
The Boston Conservatory36.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Gordon College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading516 - 653
Math499 - 639
Writing507 - 648
Total Score1522 - 1940
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 31
Math22 - 29
Composite Score22 - 29
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