Gordon continues to be recognized for its commitment to educational excellence and its financial value. Gordon is one of two Christian colleges in the CCCU to be included in both the Princeton Review’s Best 389 Colleges and the U.S. News and World Report's Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Quality and value: these are the hallmarks of a wise investment with longstanding benefits. Many schools can tout one or the other, but rare is the institution that offers both.
- Fiske’s Guide
Edward Fiske continues to include Gordon in its selective annual guide, ranking us in the "inexpensive" private college category. The guide states: “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.”
- Princeton Review
For 10 years in a row, Gordon College has been listed in the Princeton Review's Best Colleges Guide. Princeton Review has also named Gordon in the Best Northeastern Colleges and Guide to Green Colleges, and on the list for "Friendlist Students" and "Great Schools for English Literature and Language Majors." According to Princeton Review, students receive a well-rounded education, faculty are “accomplished and extremely passionate about the subjects that they teach,” students are able to enter into “curious and respectful conversation” when speaking with someone with whom they disagree, and there is diversity of ethnic backgrounds and cultures at Gordon.
- U.S. News and World Report
Gordon College was placed at number 158 in the "Best National Liberal Arts Colleges" category. Of the many Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) accredited institutions, only a handful meet the stringent criteria standardized by U.S. News. Gordon is one of only a few Christian liberal arts colleges that are nationally-ranked.
- National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
Gordon College’s School of Education has received national recognition for graduating top-quality teachers. The undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program was one of only 48 in the U.S. to earn an A+ by the NCTQ for its strong commitment to evidence-based reading instruction—an approach used in all of Gordon's undergraduate and graduate education programs.
- Washington Monthly
Washington Monthly ranks Gordon College among National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2021 and 2023. Gordon is also included in their Best Bang for the Buck in the Northeast, ranked 217 out of 393 colleges and universities.
- John Templeton
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.
- Money Magazine
Money's Best Colleges ranks Gordon College on their 2023 list with a four-star rating.