Site of the famous American Civil War battle and delivery of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg offers the best of both worlds: a vibrant historical town with great restaurants, shops, theaters, and more that is also close to major metropolitan areas (Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, DC). There are plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities nearby, such as skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, white-water kayaking, and hiking.
TYPE OF SCHOOL: Gettysburg College is a nationally ranked, highly selective private residential school for the liberal arts and sciences.
SIZE OF CAMPUS: Our beautiful 200-acre campus is located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There is easy access to major cities by bus or train: one hour to Baltimore; one hour and 15 minutes to Washington, DC; two hours and 30 minutes to Philadelphia; and three hours and 30 minutes to New York City. Transportation to transit hubs and metro centers is provided by the College.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 2,600 full-time, entirely undergraduate students
NUMBER OF FACULTY: 9:1 student-faculty ratio; 100% of tenured faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field.
COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: Starting with 65 different programs of study, students choose either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in a multitude of different majors; many students even choose to double-major. Minors, education certification, self-designed majors, independent research, and internships—as well as a Bachelor of Music Performance and Bachelor of Music Education through the Sunderman Conservatory of Music—are also available. Many students pursue multiple programs of study.
GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Students represent nearly 40 states and close to 40 countries.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: From start to finish, Gettysburg provides assistance for international students. With the Coordinator of International Student Admissions during the application process, and the International Student Center and the Director of International Student Services through International Student Orientation and beyond, we make sure that each individual feels at home on our campus.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BUDGET: (2019–2020) $69,850, including tuition, room, board, and all fees for the first year
FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid and scholarships for international students are based on student need and academic achievement. While the College does offer aid, it is a highly competitive process. Gettysburg offers to meet 100% of indicated need for all accepted international students. The Certification of Finances form is required with the application for admission. Students applying for financial aid must also submit the International Student Financial Aid Application.
TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: Admission to Gettysburg is based on academic achievement, promise of contribution to the campus community, and testing performance. Gettysburg accepts the ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, and GTEC. While there is no minimum score to apply, the most competitive applicants will have earned an average score of 90 on the TOEFL, 7.0+ on the IELTS, 60 on the PTE, or 1260 on the GTEC. On the SAT, students average around 1340 (combined Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Mathematics) or a 29 on the ACT.
APPLICATION DEADLINEs AND FEES:
Early Decision I: November 15
Early Decision II: January 15
Regular Decision: January 15
There is no application fee for international students, and a fee waiver is not required.