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Gordon College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1889
Affiliation: Protestant nondenominational
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,527
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $29,805,968
Admissions Address

255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984

Website

http://www.gordon.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@gordon.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Barbara Ruth Layne
Admissions office telephone: (866) 464-6736
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
https://www.gordon.edu/Admissions/Application/NewApplicant.asp Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Lab 1 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 2 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 5 N/A
Total academic units 20 25

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Required
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 95%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 986
Total acceptances: 815
Total freshman enrollment: 382
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 54%
Male applicants: 312
Male acceptances: 247
Male freshman enrollment: 130
 
Female applicants: 674
Female acceptances: 568
Female freshman enrollment: 252
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 24%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 63%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 68%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 650
Math: 530 – 640
Combined: 1070 – 1290

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 7.0%
600-699 33.0% 40.0%
500-599 49.0% 39.0%
400-499 8.0% 14.0%
300-399 1.0% N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

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