Gettysburg College

513 reviews
  1. Gettysburg, PA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Gettysburg College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
300 N Washington St
Gettysburg, PA 17325
From Gettysburg College

Gettysburg is a national college of liberal arts and sciences located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our 2,600 students are actively involved in an academically rigorous and personally challenging educational experience. With an average class size of 18 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9.6 to 1, everyone plays a role. At Gettysburg, learning often means doing—doing everything. Students engage in cutting-edge research, study across the globe, and serve the community of Gettysburg and beyond. There are no bystanders here.

Gettysburg College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
SAT Range
1200-1370
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$33,343/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,206/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,698/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,405/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,782/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,197/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,431Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Work hard, play hard
    42%
  • Rich, Upper Class, White
    25%
  • Intelligent
    17%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Jaded
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
73%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Beautiful.
    50%
  • Interesting
    23%
  • Incredibly Amazing and Special
    8%
  • Liberal
    8%
  • Anxious
    4%
  • Rigorous
    4%
  • Special
    4%

After Gettysburg College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

Reviews

513 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    211
  • Average
    162
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    21
On the Rise – Gettysburg's facilities are particularly important to its student body, considering the fact that the town is more geared towards tourists, and most students spend their leisure time on campus. The quality of most of the facilities in certainly on the rise. Academic buildings are in the process of getting upgrades, both aesthetically and functionally. Take Schmucker Hall for instance: over the summer '12, the building got new carpeting in many rooms, a new roof in the recital hall, improved lighting, new flooring, new technology in the classrooms, and a card-swipe system for secure student access during the night. Additionally the two major stairwells in the building are scheduled to be fully renovated over the following winter break. These improvements are the story around campus, with many buildings getting appropriate facelifts. There are several new buildings on campus, including the science center and the athletic center; they certainly look their age! Of course there are issues that still need to be addressed: The dining center (servo) can very very cramped at times and most of the freshmen dorms still don't have air conditioning for those late summer nights, but in general, quality is certainly rising all over campus to match the recent rise in the college's reputation.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 2 2012
I was a Sociology major and LOVED it. I loved the topics covered, and all the professors are very knowledgeable and willing to help out if you need extra help. The best part of a small department (though it is growing) is that your professors get to know you and may offer research or internship opportunities to you. I was able to do research that helped me in my job after graduation with one of my professors. For some reason, some people assume that sociology is an easy major, but this is the direct opposite of truth! Everyone had to work hard for the grades we got, and almost every professor actively is fighting grade inflation. However, as said before, the professors are available for help and if you come to class and do the work, you will be fine.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Dec 12 2013
Academics are challenging across the board, but definitely doable. Some of the entry level classes are easy, but beyond that, professors want to challenge you and help you grow. I will say that I pulled many all-nighters to get my work done, and many other students did too, but then there are people who never needed to. I learned so much in my four years and loved the liberal arts aspect; I found cross-connections between very different classes that were so fascinating! 60% of students study abroad, so if you want to learn about and experience a different culture, this is the school for you! First year students should make sure they go to all the orientation events they need and also keep up their grades in order to get a good slot in the housing lottery for sophomore year.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Dec 12 2013