Gettysburg College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


Gettysburg College is a highly-ranked liberal arts college located in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The college has a strong teaching focus with a roughly 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. Gettysburg's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned the college a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. With a new athletic center, a music conservatory, a professional performing arts center and an institute on public policy, Gettysburg offers its students a wide array of rewarding social and educational experiences. In athletics, the Gettysburg Bullets compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields eleven men's and eleven women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Exercise Physiology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2480
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2480
Faculty: 204

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 47%
Percent Female: 53%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

300 N Washington St
Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325


Main Email:

Main Phone: 717-337-6000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Kate Bashaw
Assistant Director, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
David Wright
Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA is 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for transfer admission consideration.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Course credit, but not the grade, transfers to Gettysburg College if the grade earned is a C- or better.

Credits (Min/Max):
Students entering Gettysburg College as a transfer student must satisfy all additional course requirements and a minimum of 16 course credits at Gettysburg College or through a regular College-approved program of off-campus study.

Test Scores for Applying:
Official SAT I or ACT scores are required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
An Instructor Evaluation and a College Official's Report are required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is required with your application.

Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable $55 application fee.

Other Requirements:
We are very interested in individuals of character who will make positive contributions to the campus community and beyond. Involvement in extracurricular/community service activities is positively considered in the admissions process.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 27 29
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 610 690
Math 610 690

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 154

Transfers Accepted: 45

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 29%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 40%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -11%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2011


Books: 500

Other Expenses: 500

Room and Board: 10810

Tuition and Fees: 42610

Total Cost: 53790

Note on Costs:
For Academic Year 211-12: Tuition - $42,61 + *Room - $5,46 + *Meal Plan - $4,72 = Total Charges - $52,79. *Room and meal-plan rates may vary due to differences in housing and meal-plan choices.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer students with a demonstrated financial need will be considered for financial assistance. We ask that you file the Financial Aid PROFILE with the College Scholarship Service (CSS) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5250

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 76%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 52%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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