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Gordon College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Wenham, MA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
255 Grapevine Road
City, State, Zip
Wenham, MA 01984-1899
Phone
(866) 464-6736
Fax
(978) 524-3704
E-mail
admissions@gordon.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins August 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Finance form for international students required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 2,624 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 1,700 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 924 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
389 (20%) of 1,943 admitted students enrolled
Women
228 (18%) of 1,250 admitted students enrolled
Men
161 (23%) of 693 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
96% of 475 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.58
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
580 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12.58%
Score of 600 - 700
27.74%
Score of 500 - 600
43.87%
Score of 400 - 500
14.19%
Score of 300 - 400
1.61%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
597 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
41.3%
Score of 500 - 600
34.8%
Score of 400 - 500
12.9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
21-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
26%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
31%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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