Gordon College - MA Reviews
Gordon College was a good size for me and fit my life at the time. While I have been disappointed in the news about Gordon recently, I still have many very positive relationships because of the people I met there and I can say for sure that my life would not be the same if I had not chosen Gordon.
The Kinesiology department at Gordon College is comprised of professors who expect the best from their students because they themselves give the students their best in the classroom. All of the professors are easily reached and take time to know each student on a personal and educational level. The cadaver lab is life changing and allows undergraduate students to experience graduate level learning. Students who continue on to graduate programs are very prepared and ready for their career.
It was a nice college with a great atmosphere for learning. People were very friendly there also. But it was very expensive to go there.
From my first day at Gordon I received overwhelming support as a young scholar beginning to explore my potential. The admissions and registration processes were a breeze, and it only got easier as I carried on through the years. Even when I decided to change up my academic path a bit ,the professors and advisors were right there to help me make a wise decision. In class the support was even greater, and I truly felt that the professors were helping me become a better person as I gained so much knowledge. And lets not forget about the student body! Though by the time I graduated there were some issues on campus and the student body was too large for the school, I still felt like it was an overall positive environment for each student as the activities on campus provide for so many interests and aptitudes. The most prominent downside of Gordon is the expense. The cost became overwhelming, so I had to work as much as I was allowed (through work study which was a great plus) and I received little aid.
A small school but not too small. Surrounding areas are beautiful. A lot of good faculty and staff. Athletics aren't division 1 but still are competitive. I enjoyed my time there.
I grew more in the four years of college than I did in the eighteen years prior. I am the person I am today because of my college experience.
Great community amongst students and faculty. Student body is diverse, progressive, and adventurous. Athletics are usually very competitive. Arts programs are very rich and well staffed.
Gordon is a great school for people interested in a broad education that includes bible classes (because you will have to take at least 3 bible classes) and a wide array of backgrounds and opinions. I received a well rounded education here. The professors are fantastic. It's a small school so they have time to meet with you personally. I've been able to have extended conversations with many of my professors. They are a wonderful resource. The school is in a beautiful area but you will want to bring a car so you can get off campus as it's a small campus. Gordon has an old fashioned view on sexuality which has hurt a number of students, however, there are students on campus actively seeking to change Gordon's policy and who have recently made huge strides towards equality. Don't come to Gordon if you're looking for a place to "be free" from authority. Gordon has some pretty strict rules(although loose for a Christian college). It is not a party school in any way, it was actually named as one of the most sober schools in America. It has also been acknowledged by Princeton as one of the safest campuses. I am in the theatre arts program. I am very pleased with my degree program. My professors are intelligent and insightful. They get to know all their students very well as we all work together putting the productions up. The theatre department has a "learn as you do" mentality. For tech you get involved in the department productions tech team, for performance classes we have a show at the end that we invite people to, for history classes we perform scenes from shows eras that we study. It's a small, yet growing department. Because it's not a vocational school you do not get as deep into techniques. The degree focuses on a broad understanding of theatre. I love that I've been able to study so many things but some people that come here wish they had more training in some areas. To them I would say, go to a vocational school.
I am a transfer student here at Gordon and the main reason I transferred is because of their impeccable education program. The professors teach us everything we need to know and more (not joking) so we are more than prepared once we graduate. Within your first year, whether you are a transfer or freshman, you are put right into the classroom for immediate observation and experience. Gordon College is a wonderful mix of a little bit of everything! So many states and countries are represented here. There's no doubt you'll find someone who is just like you and you'll definitely find a lot of diversity if you want to learn something new. GC is also a place of involvement on- and off-campus. There are groups and ministries and clubs on-campus and tons of church-involvement and jobs off-campus. There's no way you won't find your place here. :)