Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$64,230

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,264
Declined 2,532
Total Received 5,796
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Private

2,382

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Gettysburg College, founded in 1832, is a highly selective, national, four-year residential college of liberal arts and science. It's 225-acre campus is located in Gettysburg, adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The campus is 45 minutes from the state capitol of Harrisburg, 60 minutes from Baltimore, and 80 minutes from Washington, D.C.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,382
Established in 1832
Coeducational Coeducational

225-acre campus in Gettysburg (population: 7,633), 36 miles from Harrisburg, 55 miles from Baltimore, and 80 miles from Washington, DC. Major airport serves Baltimore; smaller airport, bus, and train serve Harrisburg. School operates transportation to all nearby transportation centers.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • Freshman orientation at Gettysburg College is held at Stine Lake, which isn't a lake but a large quad that was previously soaked with drainage problems.
  • Gettysburg College's Pennsylvania Hall, the school's oldest and most central building, was used as a field hospital during the Civil War battle with which the school shares its name. Many stories allege that the soldiers who died there still linger...

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
60%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15 and January 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Optional SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,264
Declined 2,532
Total Received 5,796

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$35,431

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $64,230
Room $8,330
Board $7,200
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $80,760
Average Financial Aid - $35,431
Total with Avg. Aid $45,329

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,634,672
State $778,635
Institutional $70,159,094
Other external $1,139,699
Total $74,712,100

Non-need-based

Federal $1,511,238
State
Institutional $4,004,853
Other external $536,329
Total $6,052,420

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 717 337-6611
F: 717 337-8555
finaid@gettysburg.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, boxing, equestrian, fencing, ice hockey, martial arts, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, boxing, equestrian, fencing, ice hockey, martial arts, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, floor hockey, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chinese Studies. yes
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. yes
Computational Mathematics. yes
Computer Science. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. yes
Experimental Psychology. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. yes
History, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Italian Studies. yes
Japanese Studies. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Mathematical Economics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Theatre/Theater. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Organization/management Studies
  2. Political Science
  3. Economics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,382

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,382
students

Female
52%
1,241

Male
48%
1,141

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

2,378
students

Female
52%
1,241

Male
48%
1,137

0%

4
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
4

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented Cambodia
China
Mexico
Nepal
Nigeria
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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