Gettysburg College

514 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

514 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    211
  • Average
    162
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    21
Gettysburg is a beautiful campus. The academics are rigorous but not unmanageable. You will find some people who are very competitive and others who are more relaxed about grades. The professors are all dedicated to their students and willing to go the extra mile. Diversity on campus is ok, we have socioeconomic and racial diversity but less international diversity. We have a great gym and intramural/club sports program. We're division 3 so our collegiate sports programs are only okay (not a lot of fans watch the games). Depending on what dorm you live in, it can either be really nice or subpar. For freshmen the best dorms are Huber and Hanson. There's a great party scene thanks to the fraternities. However, if you don't participate you can still have fun. The local area is cute and we get lots of tourists but overall there's not much on offer. Campus food is better than most places but it gets repetitive. There's lots of fun clubs on campus and things to do, never a dull moment!
  • Freshman
  • 2 days ago
I have yet to have a serious issue with housing. Even though my housing option feel through for next year due to the fact I am bringing a service dog with me to school, res life has been extremely helpful, understanding, and supportive in trying to find me another housing option. All of the facilities are spacious and amazing!
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
As a transfer student, I have had a bit of a different experience than most students. The ResLife system here can be a bit of a struggle at times, although I do believe that they work with you the best that they can. Housing options can be pretty spectacular once they are made available to you, but many are a fair walk from campus center. Most of the professors I have had in my two semesters here have been very engaging and passionate about what they do. They have been open to helping me and working with me when necessary. However, of my eight professors in that time (one of whom I have taken two classes with), I would have to say that four of them were less than clear, interesting, or helpful. The workload can often be overwhelming, and professors are not always open to helping you manage this. As a psychology major, I take a lot of science classes, but I am very passionate about what I study and put in a lot of effort. An important thing to know before coming here is that the school as an institution does not believe in curving or grade inflation, with a few exceptions. This often leads to an unexpected shock.

The campus is pretty and the weather, although rainy and windy at times, is usually beautiful. The sunrises and sunsets over the battlefield are among the best I have ever had the privilege to witness. The food is decent, although very rich and very repetitive.

As a psych major, I can speak briefly to that department. Finding research, if you truly want it, is not difficult. However, there are many requirements you must meet before being able to do research with the department, which can make it difficult. However, every psych professor I have had the honor to work with has been incredibly passionate and kind, and I would not imagine having worked anywhere else. This department is strong, and going here for a psychology degree will guarantee you an excellent education, especially if you are interested in research.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago