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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Gettysburg College is ...
Private not-for-profit
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 18 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9.6 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
43%
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
$34,636/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,956/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,243/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,683/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,936/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,937/ year
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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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,378Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Work hard, play hard
    38%
  • Rich, Upper Class, White
    23%
  • Intelligent
    15%
  • Preppy
    12%
  • Jaded
    4%
  • Self Absorbed
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
70%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.46 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Beautiful.
    46%
  • Interesting
    21%
  • Incredibly Amazing and Special
    7%
  • Liberal
    7%
  • Alright
    4%
  • Anxious
    4%
  • Isolated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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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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.
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Gettysburg College shaped me into the person I am today! While the cost is high, professors truly care about their students' success; my professors allowed me to chart my own course in my academic endeavors. Student life was also strong; working in Residence Life provided much professional development, and my involvement in clubs allowed for a vibrant social life.
Campus dining was absolutely amazing; the food was excellent and the staff warm and welcoming. A beautiful community to be a part of.
I absolutely love Gettysburg! Every time I go home for breaks I can't wait to be back on campus. First of all the campus is so beautiful and the downtown area is fun to explore. The academics and professors are top notch. The small class sizes really make a difference in your learning experience. The professors encourage you to attend their office hours and they are very approachable. Furthermore the students work together and help one another (its not like those super competitive atmospheres where everyone is only looking out for themselves). There is a huge variety of extracurricular activities students can get involved with too. In terms of the social scene greek life is a huge component. However being non-greek has not made my experience in Gettysburg any less enjoyable.