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Tuition & Fees

$52,640

$52,640

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
66%
500-599
3%
700-800
33%
600-699
63%
500-599
4%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,924
Declined + 3,460
Total Received 6,384
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Private (nonprofit)

2,409

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Organization/management Studies
  2. Political Science
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2275
ACT 3580

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...
  • Another one of Gettysburg College's many resident ghosts is the Blue Boy, an orphan who some believe froze to death outside Stevens Hall—the dorm he now haunts.

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,409
Established in 1832
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Gettysburg, PA

200-acre campus in Gettysburg (population: 7,700), 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.

Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 32% of male students
 
7 sororities 35% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
65%
Top 1/4
84%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
66%
500-599
3%
700-800
33%
600-699
63%
500-599
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,924
Declined + 3,460
Total Received 6,384

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Gail Sweezey
Director of Admissions
P: 800 431-0803
F: 717 337-6145
admiss@gettysburg.edu

Cost

Tuition $52,640
Room $6,740
Board $5,830
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $66,210
Average Financial Aid - $40,700
Total with Avg. Aid $25,510

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$40,700

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,898,262
State $693,814
Institutional $57,571,276
Other external $904,485
Total $61,067,837

Non-need-based

Federal $1,363,789
State
Institutional $3,286,310
Other external $425,640
Total $5,075,739

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference
Mascot
Bullets
School colors
orange and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Anthropology/Sociology
Art History
Art Studio
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
French
German
Globalization Studies
Health/Exercise Sciences
History
International Affairs
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Judaic Studies
Management
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Middle East/Islamic Studies
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Organization/Management Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy
Religion
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

2,409
students

Female
53%
1,271

Male
47%
1,138

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

2,400
students

Female
53%
1,264

Male
47%
1,136

undergraduatePart-time

1%

9
students

Female
78%
7

Male
22%
2

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

29%

Transfer applicants accepted

26%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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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
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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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Mexico
Nepal
Nigeria
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Andrea Buchanan
Assistant Director of Admissions
717 337-6100
intladmiss@gettysburg.edu

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