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Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Reviews

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  • 06/07/2017

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I have been to the school many times, and I have to say that the food is good. All 3 meals are good in comparison to the meals that were available at my undergrad university.

    Dorm Life

    I will be going to live at the school in the Fall so this will be updated when there is more information available.

    Academic Rigor

    This seminary prides itself on a tough academic standard. Each class has hundreds of pages of reading per week. In one class my highest reading workload was 88 pages, but my highest reading workload was 333 pages. These numbers are for a one week period. There are also many papers that need to be done over the course of the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about attending Gordon Conwell first there is a purpose that you have on your life. Not everyone just suddenly thinks about studying religious studies, or having a vocation in ministry. Pray about your decision to apply to ultimately find the best seminary for you.

    In three sentences

    This seminary is a great institution for people that have aspirations for ministry. There are many different majors available from church history, to ancient languages. If you want to study all aspects of religious studies, this is the seminary for you, the professors are of the highest quality.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Somewhat pricey for a seminary, but still affordable, especially with scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There is frisbee golf on campus and a nearby gym at Gordon College. Boston is also accessible, as well as Salem and other well-known sites along the North Shore of Massachusetts.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good and tends to cater towards oriental predilections, but it is somewhat pricey.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are decent and well-regulated, but some of their rules may not be appreciated by everyone, such as an no alcohol policy.

    Academic Rigor

    The school work is challenging, especially the reading load. There are lots of deep topics and classes that take students well beyond the surface.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider the program you want to enter and see if it is a strength for GCTS. Contact professors and admissions representatives to learn more about whether it is the right fit. It is definitely one of the best Evangelical seminaries to attend if considering future Ph.D. work.

    In three sentences

    This is one of the best Evangelical seminaries in America, with strong focuses on biblical languages and exegesis as well as pastoral ministry and counseling, including their intersections. It is located near Boston and opens students to a variety of opportunities, including cross-registering with institutions, such as Harvard Divinity School and Boston University's graduate department of Theology. It is also a vibrant area for local ministry and church planting.