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Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, founded in 1832, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 200-acre campus is located three blocks from the center of the town of Gettysburg. The campus administration building is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students2,454
   Women1,294 (52.7%)
   Men1,160 (47.3%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate40% of 6,386 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math610-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading600-670 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT CompositeNot reported


Cost of Attendance$65,500
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met90%
Average Freshman Award$38,146
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes


Gettysburg Population7,645
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBaltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 92% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities33% of women participate
Fraternities 31% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
3.4% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.2% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students5.3% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning91.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.64 4.00 640 590 30
Low 3.00 3.00 640 590 25
High 4.00 4.70 640 590 33
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