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Gettysburg College
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  • 4 Year
  • GETTYSBURG, PA

Gettysburg College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade C
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Undergrads in College Housing
94%
Average Housing Cost
$7,710 / year
Poll
57%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 165 responses
Poll
77%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 65 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade A minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6,660 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 34 responses
  • Literally all of them.
    65%
  • Servo and Bullet
    26%
  • Servo, Bullet, and Dive
    6%
  • Ike's
    3%
92%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 61 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade B minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 40 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    33%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    60%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    3%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

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Safety

Safety
grade C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
93%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 41 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 30 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    27%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    53%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    20%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 33 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    36%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    52%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 64 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    6%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    19%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    59%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    16%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, Film Society, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Newspaper, Radio Station, Student Government, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Musical Theater, Music Ensembles, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    38%
  • Midnight Madness
    24%
  • Springfest
    21%
  • First Year Walk
    7%
  • Commencement/Graduation
    2%
  • Nothing
    2%
  • Stole of Gratitude
    2%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 56 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    55%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    38%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    2%
Poll
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 41 responses
  • Springfest
    61%
  • Probably Springfest, freshman-havent experienced
    20%
  • Halloween
    12%
  • Servo Thanksgiving
    5%
  • Nothing any more
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
32%
Women in Sororities
36%
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 66 responses

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