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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
300 N Washington St
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
From Gettysburg College

Gettysburg is a national college of liberal arts and sciences located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our 2,600 students are actively involved in an academically rigorous and personally challenging educational experience. With an average class size of 17 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, everyone plays a role. At Gettysburg, learning often means doing—doing everything. Students engage in cutting-edge research, study across the globe, and serve the community of Gettysburg and beyond. There are no bystanders here.

Gettysburg College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
45%
SAT Range
1200-1370
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,197/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,513/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Business, Organizations, and Management Major

The Business, Organizations, and Management major is designed to give students not only a solid grounding in core principles of business, but to do so within a framework that extends beyond traditional pedagogical views for studying and teaching business.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,433Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Work hard, play hard
    45%
  • Rich, Upper Class, White
    24%
  • Intelligent
    14%
  • Preppy
    10%
  • Jaded
    3%
  • Self Absorbed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.50 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Beautiful.
    41%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • Incredibly Amazing and Special
    9%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Isolated
    6%
  • Liberal
    6%
  • Alright
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $56,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    82%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    National
    83%
    73%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

    Gettysburg College Reviews

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    I absolutely love the academic integrity and atmosphere of this college! The vast majority of the professors and students are very friendly and welcoming. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved with community service, and a lot of the sports team here are very talented. The food here is very good at Servo and the Bullet Hole complexes. I really like how the track and field is open to all students rather than just the varsity sports teams.
    However, I would like to see a girls soccer club, and that the soccer clubs would be recognized as intercollegiate clubs to the school. I would also like to see more funding towards the science departments for equipment for research. I was not really happy for the over 3% increase of tuition for this coming school year. But overall, a very lovely school.
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    My first semester at Gettysburg College has been an interesting ride. There are so many amazing people, but if you don't get involved in activities as soon as you get on campus you'll struggle to get a solid group of friends.Partying is big on campus but you are able to find people who don't do it if you give it some time. While there isn't a huge number of clubs and organizations, find something you might be interested in and try it out!
    The professors are absolutely amazing, even if you've never gone to their office hours they will often know your name and how you're doing straight away. They are so helpful and encouraging, and are truly willing to go the extra mile for students.
    Also, the food is amazing! While many of my vegan friends have very limited options, there's a good gluten free section, and many options (healthy and not-so-healthy) that are quality. The dining staff is also incredibly friendly!
    The students are friendly and relaxed. It's not common to see people walking alone, they are usually with friends, and it is easy to meet new people. The academics are excellent. Some of the larger departments focus on finding professors with an outstanding record of research and are well-known in their fields, but the smaller departments typically search for people who are exceptional teachers. Basically, what I'm saying is that a student can learn a lot and have a good experience no matter what major they choose. In addition, the dining services are the best! I can't talk about Gettysburg College without mentioning the food.