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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Completely amazing school in a picturesque location. A little isolated, but there are always a variety of things to do on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health Center sucks but the Counseling Center is great (THEY HAVE A DOG). Lots of Blue Lights across campus and most of campus is completely lit at night. We are not exempt from sexual assault, unfortunately.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman housing usually sucks but it is in an ideal location, whereas upperclassman housing is pretty nice (for the most part....looking at you, Muss) but usually a pretty far walk from classes

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: While Greek life is extremely prevalent on campus, people who are not in Greek life are not looked down upon or isolated. People who are in Greek life are not judged based on their affiliation.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have great athletic facilities and our teams usually do pretty well. The athletes aren't very clique-y, which is good.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Amazing people, amazing sports, and most importantly, AMAZING FOOD. Not a lot of diversity, but it really seems like the administration is trying to rectify that.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are small and professors make lectures engaging. There are so many courses offered, it is easy to take a class outside of your major.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Gettysburg offers many connections for internships and job opportunities through its extensive alumni network. Additionally, Gettysburg is a highly accredited institution and a degree earned here is well received.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There have been very few incidents during my time on campus. It is well lit at night, and I feel safe walking alone across campus in the dark. DPS is also provides rides for those who feel uncomfortable walking alone across campus or for those who feel unsafe.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing for freshmen can be hit or miss, some dorms have fairly small rooms. Upperclass housing is much better, with several converted motels, theme houses, and apartment options. As long as one roommate's GPA is relatively high, the housing lottery system will work out in your favor.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life plays an important role in the social scene, but with that said, being a member of a sorority or fraternity doesn't help or hinder anyone both in terms of getting into parties and how Greeks are viewed by non-Greeks. There are no sorority houses on campus, only fraternity houses.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Gettysburg is a D3 school, but students and staff still love to go out and see sporting events. The athletic facilities are excellent and open to everyone.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Gettysburg is a tightly knit community that offers numerous opportunities to each and every student. Professors are passionate about their fields and many do their best to help students succeed in not only their classes, but in their career goals as well. Students represent varied states and countries and come from all walks of life. Our campus may be small but our students and professors are dedicated to making our school 'Gettysburg Great.'

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's academically challenging but so rewarding.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a ton of on-campus activities if you are not a partier, but plenty of parties if you are. A few frat houses are right across the street from the freshman dorms, so is convenient for both freshman and upperclassmen.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties are pretty great and a lot of fun. While they are pretty prevalent, again, you don't have to get involved in that scene to have a great time at the school.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Incredible. Everything is incredible. I don't have a single bad thing to say about it.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: While there are occasional, very very rare cases of discrimination, there is overall a diverse and open attitude towards most.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is used abundantly (on the weekends you will almost assuredly have drunk people wander down the halls), but it is rarely disturbing and does not mean you have to take part. My friends and I almost never drank, and we still had a great year, even while some of our friends do party and drink regularly.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have yet to not like a professor or a class. Even in classes in which I have little to no interest, I have found that my interest continually grows because of the passion and interest of the professors and other students in the class. The classes are never more than 35 students, and can be smaller than 10. The intimacy of the classes allows for bonds to form between students and the professor, and the small campus allows for easy communication both inside and outside of the classroom.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The job rate six months after graduation is 96%. The alumni are highly involved in campus and hiring new graduates, as well as giving internship opportunities to students.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have very little crime and safety issues. When issues arise, all students are notified as soon as possible and, if necessary, specific measures to address the issues are taken.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: 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!

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I never thought I would join Greek life, even though the majority of students are in at least one Greek organization; however, I ended up joining the music fraternity on campus. If anyone is interested in Greek life, there are plenty of options, including those outside of a strictly social, party-type of group. Even if you choose to not join, this does not divide you. I have plenty of friends outside of Greek life, and plenty part of a fraternity or sorority as well. Greek life does not divide campus; if anything, it brings it together.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have great school spirit, support, and facilities; however, they are not necessarily a huge part of campus life (though they can be for you if you make them so). As in most things at Gettysburg, everyone is supportive of student involvement in athletics.

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Four years may seem like a long time to spend at one place, particularly a place as geographically and numerically small as Gettysburg College. And while it may at first seem simultaneously overwhelming and underwhelming, Gettysburg has a way of growing on you. The key to getting the most out of Gettysburg is to understand what it is and what it isn't, and to embrace the former and accept the latter. Gettysburg will never be a UNC or Ohio State in terms of diversity, class offerings, or athletics. Then again, you'll never be in a class of 350 people, and you will never feel lost and or ostracized. The faculty is, for the most part, awesome. You have the chance to get to know your professors, as well as your classmates. The academics are challenging and rewarding. The more you put in, the more you get out. The study abroad, career development, and alumni services are incredibly useful, and they make what can normally be complicated and difficult processes exceedingly straightforward.

In the end, the two most important things you will take with you are your degree and your friends. Your degree is from a highly selective and challenging liberal arts college. It is not easy to earn, but it is not impossible either. It will get you a good job or into a good graduate school, and the education it represents will serve you well for the rest of your life. Your friends will be warm, caring, and intelligent people, with whom you share that intimate and unique bond that is only forged after years of youthful interaction away from home. You will experience things together that no one will ever quite understand. While there are certainly frustrating and even infuriating aspects of Gettysburg, it remains an institution that cares deeply about its students and their academic, emotional, and physical well-being. Its beautiful campus, challenging coursework, and comprehensive extracurricular system are what make Gettysburg College, overall, a great place to spend the best years of your life.

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