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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,384
   Women 1,267 (53.1%)
   Men 1,117 (46.9%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 43% of 6,816 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 610-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 600-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $65,500
  Tuition and Fees $50,860
  Room and Board $12,140
Average Percent of Need Met 90%
Average Freshman Award $41,630
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 222
Regular Class Size 2-9 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 Population 7,645
Nearest Metropolitan Area Baltimore and Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 92% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
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Sororities 36% of women participate
Fraternities 32% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
6.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.9% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students 6.6% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning 90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 84.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 20.0%