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 2,000 students enrolled per year at Gordon College.

Many of the students getting into this school had an SAT score between 1060 to 1310, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 to 30. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Gordon College average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.64 for accepted students. 74% of all those students that apply are granted admission to Gordon College, from which 18 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at gordon.edu.

Overall Gordon College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Gordon College was reported as 74.0% in Fall 2020 with over 2,620 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

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 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

  • 2016-2017: 92.0%
  • 2017-2018: 88.9%
  • 2018-2019: 75.5%
  • 2019-2020: 74.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 73.9%

How Does Gordon College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Gordon College is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Endicott College69.3%
Emerson College33.4%
Fisher College69.3%
Lesley University74.7%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Gordon College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 660
Math520 - 650
Total Score1060 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 30
Math20 - 28
Composite Score21 - 30
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