Gettysburg College Overview
Gettysburg College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Gettysburg is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.
What Is Gettysburg College Known For?
- Gettysburg has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
- The student loan default rate at Gettysburg is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at Gettysburg is the bachelor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 72% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Gettysburg bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $56,100 a year. That's about 38% more than their peers at other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Gettysburg to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Gettysburg College Rankings
We have ranked Gettysburg as #43 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Gettysburg also holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Gettysburg has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Gettysburg.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Gettysburg has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Gettysburg College?
Contact details for Gettysburg are given below.
|Address:||300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325|
How Do I Get Into Gettysburg?
You can apply to Gettysburg online at: https://www.gettysburg.edu/admissions-aid/applying-to-gettysburg/
Admission Requirements for Gettysburg
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Gettysburg?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 48%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.
Can I Afford Gettysburg College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Gettysburg, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,703 a year. That adds up to $30,812 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Gettysburg is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Gettysburg College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 2,496 full-time undergraduates at Gettysburg, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gettysburg College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||108|
|Hispanic or Latino||260|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Gettysburg College. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 41 countries are represented at Gettysburg. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Nepal.
Online Learning at Gettysburg College
Online Growth Rankings of Gettysburg
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gettysburg College was 40,700.0%. This is the #10 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Gettysburg regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Gettysburg College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Jason Kowell under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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