One of the country’s top Christian colleges, Gordon College is about “educating excellent leaders to work for the common good.” Those who attend are taught to be “responsible and moral students in whatever field they are a part of” and are given “a holistic education that intentionally engages the intellectual, emotional and spiritual dimensions” of their lives. A generous amount of meritbased financial aid and excellent internship, research, and fellowship opportunities cap off the overwhelmingly positive experience of this tiny school that “punches above its weight.”
“Top notch” professors do an excellent job of encouraging discussion and “making sure that students ‘own’ the material.” They are “some of the best people on campus” and their level of commitment eventually means they “become mentors and friends.” They “want to know what we think about the world,” and “are very serious about letting us ‘find our own way’, rather than in indoctrinating us.” “The professors care about every part of your being here,” says a senior. “This personal relationship has strengthened the quality of academics, which are also of a high caliber.” “I have gone on hikes with my philosophy professors, and I have been to see student bands perform at the homes of teachers,” says another student.
Gordon takes “a liberal approach to Christianity that allows constructive discussion” and orients its students towards “building intimate and intentional communities” which they may grow in personally and spiritually. There is “a great integration of faith and science,” and teachers excel at “showing students how the information in the class relates to their Christian faith.” The rest of the staff is “very encouraging” as well; from the cafeteria to the maintenance folks, “you can count on a smile and potentially an uplifting comment.” A strong alumni network “really want to help you find a job,” which is fitting for a school that one student refers to as “an ideal place to make lifetime friends.” “All of the alumni I had encountered were incredible people,” says another.
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