Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

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Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective, nationally ranked, four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. 

Gettysburg College is located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with close proximity to Baltimore and Washington, DC. Our 2,600 students come from nearly 40 states and close to 40 countries. We provide these students with a transformative education that elicits engagement and offers challenge and opportunity in return. Gettysburg offers 65+ undergraduate academic programs in all areas. Our high-impact programming affords students opportunities to apply their studies beyond the classroom and sharpen their worldview.

Students can engage in interdisciplinary learning, advanced scholarship, and global leadership through any of our high-impact offerings, including our five distinctive programs: the Center for Public Service, the Civil War Institute, the Eisenhower Institute, the Garthwait Leadership Center, and the Sunderman Conservatory of Music; semester-long study abroad opportunities through the Center for Global Education; faculty-mentored research with the Cross-Disciplinary Science Institute (X-Sig); and Experiential Education programs. 

Gettysburg College students find many ways to get involved, discover their niche, and take ownership of their cocurricular experience on campus through our 120+ student clubs and organizations as well as our robust Division III athletics and campus recreation programs. 

Gettysburg students graduate with a love of learning, the knowledge and skills they need for success, and new insight into the world, their place in it, and their obligations to it. From our Center for Career Engagement to alumni mentorships offered through the Gettysburg Network, we have the resources to ensure all our students are positioned to land great jobs and lead great lives. Within one year of graduation, 98% of our students are employed or in graduate school.

Please visit or reach out to our Admissions Office via email ( for more information and to begin your Gettysburg journey. 


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Gettysburg College is located in the world-famous, historic town of GETTSYBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, which attracts around three million visitors  each year. Gettysburg offers the best of both worlds: a vibrant town with great restaurants, shops, theaters, and more that’s also within close proximity to major metropolitan areas (60 minutes to Baltimore, Maryland; 80 minutes to Washington, DC; and 45 minutes to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) 

Gettysburg At A Glance

Type of School: Gettysburg College is a nationally ranked, highly selective private residential school of the liberal arts and sciences.

Size of Campus: 225 acres

Number of Students: 2,600 undergraduate students

Number of Faculty: 9:1 student-faculty ratio; 100% of tenured faculty holding a PhD or the highest degree in their field 

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: 65+ undergraduate academic majors, minors, and pre-professional programs

Geographic Diversity: Students representing nearly 40 states and close to 40 countries

International Student Services: The Office of International Student Services fosters a welcoming and inclusive campus environment that allows international students to be engaged, find success, and flourish. The office does this by providing thoughtful advising, professional immigration support, campus advocacy, and leadership in intercultural campus events.

International Student Budget:
• Tuition: $58,500 
• Room: $7,490
• Meal Plan: $6,470
• Total: $72,460 

Financial Aid: Financial aid and scholarships for international students are based on student need and academic achievement. While Gettysburg College does offer need-based financial aid to international students, it’s important to note that funds are limited and the application process is competitive. 

Test Score Requirements: Gettysburg College is a test-optional institution but requires international applicants to submit English proficiency testing if English hasn’t been the language of instruction in the classroom for at least two years or if English isn’t your first language. Gettysburg accepts the following English proficiency tests: TOEFL, IELTS, and the Duolingo English Test. 

Application Deadlines and Fees: There is no application fee for international students, and a fee waiver is not required.
• Early Decision 1: November 15
• Early Decision 2: January 15
• Regular Decision: January 15

By The Numbers
• 2,600 undergraduate students from nearly 40 states and close to 40 countries
• 80 minutes from Washington, DC; 60 minutes from Baltimore; and 45 minutes from Harrisburg
• 80% of students completing at least one internship prior to graduation
• 65+ undergraduate majors, minors, and academic programs 
• 9:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 17 students
• Nearly 60% of students studying off campus for a semester or longer
• 98% of students employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation

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