Gordon can be found in Wenham, MA (a large suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Interdenominational school. Gordon is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.
Gordon offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in drama and performing arts, liberal arts, mathematics, media, music.
Gordon does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 530 or lower in 2007-2008 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 520 to 620, but ranged both higher and lower.
A tenure system is one way Gordon works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.
In 2007-2008, 1,648 students were enrolled in Gordon.
The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Gordon. The school offers students meal plans. Gordon student athletes compete in Commonwealth Coast Conference, Commonwealth Coast Conference, Commonwealth Coast Conference competitions.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"Gordon College strives to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to a lifestyle of servanthood and prepared for leadership roles in their homes, workplaces, churches and communities worldwide. To that end, Gordon College, a Christian community of the liberal arts, remains dedicated to: The historic, evangelical, biblical faith; Education, not theological indoctrination; Scholarship which is integrally Christian; Institutional and individual lifestyles guided by the teaching of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit; Offering a wide range of study and service opportunities; Reflecting, both in programs and people, the rich mosaic of the body of Christ; Maturing its students in all dimensions of human development: physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual; Applying biblical principles to society and culture."
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