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
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.50 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
Gettysburg College Reviews
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.
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.