Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges Gordon received the “Very competitive+” ranking in 2012 and 2013.
Fiske’s Guide “Evangelical Christian values are at the heart of almost all aspects of life at this New England college, where faith and religious values set the tone for campus life inside and outside the classroom. The college, founded as a missionary training school ‘to prepare the people of God to do the work of God,’ is always evolving, sharpening its offerings across the board, from neuroscience to music education, and looking to increase its diversity.”
Forbes Magazine List of America’s Top Colleges Gordon was ranked 262 of 650 undergraduate institutions across the country, in the top nine percent of all U.S. colleges and universities (out of 6,650 total accredited colleges and universities) in the August 2013 issue.
Princeton Review Best Northeastern Colleges, Guide to 322 Green Colleges (2012, 2013, 2014)
U.S. News and World Report Gordon College is number 138 in the 'Best National Liberal Arts Colleges' category. Of the many Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) accredited institutions, only a handful meets the stringent criteria standardized by U.S. News. Gordon is one of the select few Christian liberal arts colleges that are nationally ranked (the other 322 Christian colleges are regionally-ranked).
Colleges of Distinction 2014-2015
Gordon College received three distinctions for the 2014–2015 year: Colleges of Massachusetts Distinction, Christian College Distinction, and a general Distinction for the year. These awards celebrate Gordon's value, strength, and recognition in academic excellence, professionalism, innovation, personal development, and outstanding preparation.
Gordon College consistently outperforms both the National 4-Year Private and CCCU averages in the widely used Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory for both overall satisfaction and conviction that students would enroll again if given the choice (5.7 on 7.0 scale).
In August 2013, Gordon was named the safest private university in America, according to stateuniversity.com. (The ranking is based on crime statistics all universities are required to report, with the focus on the frequency and severity of crime.)
Gordon College has made The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll each year since it was released in 2012.
In June 2013, Gordon was one of the twelve colleges and universities to sign the Green Chemistry Commitment (www.greenchemistrycommitment.org), part of the first national effort to transform university chemistry education. The Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC) is a consortium of universities and industry partners designed to create systemic and lasting change in university-level chemistry education, and to increase the number of green chemists and scientists in the U.S. and the opportunities available to them in the field.
Gordon was named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list, showcasing the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
Gordon College was named to the John Templeton Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges, one of only 100 schools nationwide honored for presidential leadership, spiritual growth programs, and first-year programs.
Gordon College is one of the nation's premier Christian colleges and located just north of Boston. We offer students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith.