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.

Website: www.gettysburg.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,409
Undergraduate
Students
(52.8%) 1,271 Women
(47.2%) 1,138 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
46% of 6,384 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
630-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,200
Tuition and Fees
$54,480
Room and Board
$13,010
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$40,147
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,323
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
227
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Gettysburg Population
7,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bullets
Sororities
35% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.6% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
6.9% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
80.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
History 3 4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
300 North Washington Street
City, State, Zip
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1483
Phone
(717) 337-6100
Fax
(717) 337-6008
E-mail
admiss@gettysburg.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Extracurricular activities recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 6,384 applicants were admitted
Women
46% of 3,459 applicants were admitted
Men
46% of 2,925 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
720 (25%) of 2,924 admitted students enrolled
Women
371 (23%) of 1,583 admitted students enrolled
Men
349 (26%) of 1,341 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
69% of 415 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
917
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
33%
Score of 600 - 700
63%
Score of 500 - 600
4%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
640-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
31%
Score of 600 - 700
66%
Score of 500 - 600
3%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 65%
Top quarter: 84%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,200
Tuition and Fees
$54,480
Room and Board
$13,010
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,710
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
On or about March 27
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003268
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
567 (78.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
472 (83.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
468 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
421 (90.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$40,147
Need-Based Gift
Received by 459 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,718
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 420 (89.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,608
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 255 (54.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
132 (18.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,727

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,837 (70.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,631 (88.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,590 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,431 (90.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$40,700
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,574 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,153
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,371 (86.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,696
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 814 (51.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
475 (18.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,256

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,323
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,132
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
19
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$958
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American History (United States)
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • European History
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Japanese Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, nursing, optometry with Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
227
Part-Time Faculty
78
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
73%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
720,799
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
350
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Gettysburg Population
7,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Campus Size
200 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Train Station
36 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
6%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bullets
School Colors
Orange and blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, community service, music, athletics, student government
Sororities
35% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,409
Women
1,271 (52.8%)
Men
1,138 (47.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,400
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.6% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
6.9% from 38 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
80.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
84.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
85.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Average Starting Salary
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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