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Reviews 588 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: school regulates this very closely.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: gets old quick not very healthy, servo is better

3 College Senior

Administration: normal, dos can be very rude though.

5 College Senior

Campus Food: My favorite is Servo because it caters to my dietary needs!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Overall, pretty good but the newer the building the better.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Personally, i hate greek life, but it rules the school. the only parties, unless you know someone directly, are at the frat houses. the sorority girls rule the school but there are nice ones. the guys also rule the school but not as directly.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: SO much to do all throughout the year. tourists all the time. when parents come, definitely check out ghost tours, museums, battlefield. take it all in, because it's definitely fun, educational, and totally awesome to know.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You have to apply to be allowed to live off campus so very few people do so.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: many different and unique options. check out lincoln diner and pizza house for late night food, and flats is a good place and you can use your dining dollars there. the ugly mug has delicious iced teas and is a fun place to show visitors to campus. the entire town has so many options and it's really fun to explore.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not given enough money for the amount of money my parents make. ALWAYS submit your SAT scores, even if they're bad, you'll get more money.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: DPS is awesome and very understanding about guidelines and the points system. Usually the points system works out really well. Academically, I think the strictness about the honor code is too far.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus and DPS is always driving around. More lighting across campus would be a great addition though.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the psych department. You have to take very few classes before you declare, but once you declare it's a hard major. One complaint is that we receive a BA and not a BS, for the amount of work we do. Many opportunities for research, and every teacher truly cares and is really helpful. My advisor is top-notch.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: All of the places meant for students to hangout are good, the gym is great, and the library is really great.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan to do research with a professor and maybe some research with other programs.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Small classes and lots of support from professors and advisors.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Needs more options and could stand to spread out and provide some places to eat on the outskirts for those who don't live in the center of campus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Professors are really helpful and approachable. Research opportunities are plentiful and there is not a great deal of competition since the school is small.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The lottery system is a bit hard to figure out and provided appliances are not ideal but compared to many other colleges the rooms are much more spacious and there are more options for non-dorm living. Also, housing is provided all four years.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of different choices and variations in themes and price. Its a tourist town so the restaurants are aimed at tourists.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Some of the facilities are older and need a revamp but overall the campus is beautiful and well equipped.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are not very important to campus life but the facilities are very nice. The main gym has a plethora of great new equipment and a rock wall.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Very tourist area. Not much to do in town, but plenty of good restaurants and touristy shops. Nothing but farmland immediately outside of town.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Never been to a greek party or event so I don't have experience with the quality of greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking alone at night on campus.


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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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