Gettysburg College

300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, United States
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Overview of Gettysburg College

About this school

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 Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,409
    • Men:1,138 (47.2%)
    • Women:1,271 (52.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Gettysburg College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
3
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
3
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
300 North Washington Street
City, State, Zip
Gettysburg, PA  17325-1483
Phone
(717) 337-6100
Fax
(717) 337-6008
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,640 (76.37840975043528%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,570 (18.238537434706906%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.4509576320371445%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,710 (3.9320951828206616%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Gettysburg College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 27
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003268
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,323
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$958

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
720,799

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Gettysburg College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


80.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


84.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


85.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (82)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, nursing, optometry with Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


7,645

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
55 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore
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 of College Housing


94% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


6%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Gettysburg College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,400

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,409
Women
1,271
Men
1,138

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources