Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,390

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,842
Declined 3,074
Total Received 5,916
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Private

2,371

undergraduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,371
Established in 1832
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Harrisburg International

Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA
17325

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • community service
  • athletics
  • music
  • student government

Top Events

  • Family Weekend Programs
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Snowball

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
64%
500-599
5%
700-800
32%
600-699
61%
500-599
7%

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,842
Declined 3,074
Total Received 5,916

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,629

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,390
Room & board $13,460
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,210
Total $72,060
Average Financial Aid - $5,629
Total with Avg. Aid $66,431

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American History (United States)
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian History
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemistry, General
Chinese Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
European History
European Studies/Civilization
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Modern Languages
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
South Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

2,371

total students

28%

in-state

72%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,371
students

Female
52%
1,232

Male
48%
1,139

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,368
students

Female
52%
1,229

Male
48%
1,139

1%

3
students

Female
100%
3

Male
0%
0

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 91%
Student 4 year graduation rate 77%
Student 5 year graduation rate 2%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

5%
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
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

14

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: November 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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