Gettysburg College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Gettysburg, PA, which is a predominantly rural area. The school's Evangelical Lutheran Church affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Approximately two thousand students are enrolled annually at Gettysburg College.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- English Language And Literature
- Social Sciences
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Students may submit either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score between 1220 - 1380 on the SAT, or 27 - 29 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of about 40% of which only 32% decided to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $47,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a better idea of their costs. Housing may be available for those that would like to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $6,000 annually. Some students at Gettysburg College may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.
The mascot for Gettysburg College is the "Bullets", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
Students should visit the school's http://www.gettysburg.edu to see additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the students Gettysburg College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Gettysburg College has a total student population of about 2,400, where graduate students make up roughly 29% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $49,000-$59,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
- May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||83%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$28,594|
|Receiving Student Loans||57%||$4,754|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Gettysburg College may provide student services like:
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Gettysburg College has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||80%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||4%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2013)
Gettysburg College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Centennial Conference)
- Basketball (Centennial Conference)
- Track and Field (Centennial Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Centennial Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Gettysburg College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Gettysburg College for official up-to-date information.