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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
300 N Washington St
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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
46%
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
$34,705/ 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
$29,795/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,404Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Work hard, play hard
    43%
  • Rich, Upper Class, White
    23%
  • Intelligent
    13%
  • Preppy
    10%
  • Jaded
    3%
  • Self Absorbed
    3%
  • Stressed
    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
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  • 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
    84%
    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
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    Gettysburg College Reviews

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    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.
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    Gettysburg College was both a good and bad college experience.

    The good-The professors at this institution are incredible and always accessible. I'm incredibly grateful for the compassion each of my professors possesses. The campus is very safe and you can walk anywhere at any time without being bothered. Servo food is definitely good, especially for a dining hall!

    The bad- Students here are not diverse in the slightest which makes for a very big problem with privilege and a judgmental campus atmosphere for anyone who isn't straight, white, superficially invested in academics, or a party animal. Another problem is that the campus itself is extremely isolated and there is virtually nothing to do except get involved in Greek life, theatre/choir/band, or varsity sports. If you don't chose one of these things you will suffer socially. Housing, the party scene, and the town are also some weak points.
    Gettysburg Campus is gorgeous and it can't be beaten. This campus has basically no diversity. It is made up of upper-class white kids you believe they are entitled to everything. The Department of Public Safety is also a joke!
    They don't do anything and practically endorse drinking. I'm sure the food is very good for most people but if you have dietary restrictions they serve practically the same meal every week. It gets old really fast. The biggest issue with the campus is that everything revolves around frats. If your not into partying you will have practically nothing to do on the weekends. There are some very good people here but as I said, no frats=no friends past 10 pm.