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I live fairly close to Gordon College (in Massachusetts) and, as a result, a very large percentage of the Christian adults I know have been educated there. I've heard good things about its academic reputation overall, but my grades are quite strong (and although I know colleges don't see your PSAT result, I had a 240 on that), and so I'm more considering Gordon as a safety school than anything else right now. That said, most of what I hear about its community and evangelical aspects sound excellent - but then, I have very few Christian schools to compare Gordon to. I'm also not sure I'll be going to a Christian college anyway - I might try to get into Amherst or Cornell if possible - so it's quite important to me how strong the academics at Gordon are.
Can anyone here give me an idea of how strong academically Gordon is, particularly in English and mathematics (and even more particularly, if possible, in statistics?)? Rankings would be great, too, secular or not.
I'd really enjoy going there, but if there are other, stronger Christian schools within several hundred miles of Massachusetts - as I don't want to go more than, say, a thousand miles away from home - it'd be great to be aware of them, too.