Campus Housing

Location
Gettysburg, PA
Undergrads
2,579
Tuition
$44,210
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing really depends on where you live, who you live with, and how you decide to live within your community.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They are good but how you enjoy them could depend on how you make it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Housing choices vary widely. All freshmen live in dorms, and the smallest rooms are in Stine, Rice, and Paul Halls. Biggest dorm rooms are Patrick and Huber. Dorms (except Huber) don't have AC. Upperclassman can live in a dorm, other on campus houses converted to rooms (single or double), theme houses, or apartments on or off campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing's a little above average. Only two of the first year dorms have air conditioning (Hanson and Huber), but each dorm has its redeeming qualities. Although Huber is massive and gorgeous inside, the social atmosphere is lacking completely. Hanson's halls echo thanks to the flooring and the thin walls, but residents seem to hang out more than in some other dorms. Patrick doesn't have air conditioning, but has spacious rooms. And that's just the dorms in the East (Beast) Quad - those in West Quad (Patrick, Paul, and Stine) are more centrally located, have thick walls, and have carpeted halls which reduce echo, but lack air conditioning and larger rooms.

As for upperclassmen housing, Musselman is just like Patrick - no air conditioning, but spacious. Apple is really nice, but Quarry is massive and the ultimate housing on campus, regardless of the fact that it is further away from most academic buildings.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live on campus determines how clean your house will be. There are a few dorms that are only cleaned once every two weeks, but others that are cleaned everyday. All dorms are coed and it's pretty easy to meet people on your floor. The rooms in general are pretty big, but you aren't guaranteed your own bathroom.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 271st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 413rd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 695th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 801st
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Steven Moxley
Hometown
Bakersfield, CA
Major
Computer Science
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Since Gettysburg is a residential college, living on campus is required for first-years, and strongly recommended for everyone else. The administration really had to make an effort to provide decent and varied housing for both first-year and upperclass students and, for the most part, they succeeded. There are numerous freshman dorms that are neither tremendously modern nor unconsciably dire. Upperclass housing has a number of different living options available. Single rooms are not hard to find, but it is also possible to live with as many as five other people in a suite if you so choose. The furniture provided in suite and apartment housing is basic and minimalist, and students will probably want to bring along their own furniture (computer chairs) to compliment what is provided.

The school's recent assimilation of local motels into its housing system has been a general success. Due to increasingly large incoming classes, traditional housing has been overloaded, resulting in the need to takeover nearby motels, which have been converted into student housing-usually suite-based double rooms. While farther off campus than most other housing, they are livable and provide a bit of a change from the dorm-building life that can permeate the early years of Gettysburg students.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,223
Average Housing Costs
$5,660
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
94%
Number of Dormitories
12
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Dorms
  • Apple Apartments
  • Hanson
  • Ice House Complex
  • Quarry
Worst Dorms
  • East Quad
  • Musselman Hall
  • West Quad
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet and Internet connections
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Students can petition to live with other students of a similar interest in theme housing. For the 2007 academic year, the themes include Respecting Individual Student Expectations (RISE), which is a substance-free program, Honors Housing, which is for students with a 3.5 or higher GPA, and the Writing House.
Available for Rent
Nothing. A minifridge, with microwave, is standard in all rooms without kitchens.
Did You Know?
Campus cable TV is thought to consist of some of the most eclectic channels available, including such puzzling choices as the NASA channel, at least two different Japanese channels, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Czech channels, as well more conventional selections including BBC America and ESPN Classic. Students continue to clamor for HBO.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Colonial Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 59
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-person suites
Special Features: Laundry facilities off common area, controlled heating and air-conditioning, meal plan requirement
Hanson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 148
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, building is air conditioned, meal plan requirement
Huber Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Lahm Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 22
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- or two-person suites
Special Features: Basement laundry facilities, controlled heating and air-conditioning, meal plan requirement
Musselman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 140
Bathrooms: Community, separate for males and females
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Patrick Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 140
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Paul Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 114
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Paxton Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 62
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-person suites
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilites, controlled heating and air-conditioning, meal plan requirement
Rice Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 112
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Smyser Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 38
Bathrooms: In suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-person suites
Special Features: Lobby laundry facilities, controlled heating and air-conditioning, meal plan requirement
Stevens Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 41
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement
Stine Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 112
Bathrooms: Community, separate for male and female
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: First-floor laundry facilities, meal plan requirement

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Apple Hall
Floors: 3 plus Apple Lofts
Number of Units: 210
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Aparment shared by four to six students
Special Features: Full kitchen in each apartment, basement laundry facilities, building is air conditioned, no meal plan requirement
College Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 68
Bathrooms: 1.5 per townhouse
Coed: Yes, by townhouse
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-story townhouse shared by four students
Special Features: Living room and full kitchen in each townhouse, air-conditioning, no meal plan requirement
Eagles Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 18
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Second-floor laundry facilities, no meal plan requirement
Ice House Complex
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 101
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment shared by four to six students
Special Features: Full kitchen in apartment, controlled heating and air-conditioning, no meal plan requirement
Quarry Suites (Corkran, Haaland, Hazlett, and West Halls)
Floors: 2 in Corkran and West; 3 in Haaland and Hazlett
Number of Units: 209
Bathrooms: In apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment shared by five or six students, singles and doubles
Special Features: Laundry facilities and common kitchen in each building, controlled heating and air-conditioning in each apartment, meal plan requirement

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