Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

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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Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Tuition & Fees

$56,390

$56,390

not including room and board

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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%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Selective

48%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,842
Declined + 3,074
Total Received 5,916
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Private (nonprofit)

2,371

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 2275
ACT 3580

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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 2,371
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

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.

Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
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 31% of male students
 
7 sororities 33% of female students
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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

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%

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 or ACT Required of some
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

48%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
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
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 431-0803
F: 717 337-6145
admiss@gettysburg.edu

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$44,448.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,390
Room $7,220
Board $6,240
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $70,850
Average Financial Aid - $44,448
Total with Avg. Aid $26,402

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Christina Gormley
Director of Financial Aid
cgormley@gettysburg.edu

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

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 Directors

Mike Mattia (men's)
Executive Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics And Campus Recreation
email

Carol Cantele (women's)
Assistant Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Anthropology/Sociology
Art History
Art Studio
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Molecular Biology
Business
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
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Policy
Religion
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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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

2,371

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 Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

30%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 15

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Countries most often represented Cambodia
China
Mexico
Nepal
Nigeria
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Danielle Ditty
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
717 337-6100
intladmiss@gettysburg.edu

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