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Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College Overview

Gettysburg College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Gettysburg College was founded in 1832 and now enrolls around 2,401 students per year year, including 2,401 undergrads. Gettysburg College ensures housing for up to 2,444 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 95% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by March 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Gettysburg College!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Gettysburg College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Gettysburg College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Gettysburg College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Gettysburg College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Gettysburg College on the Student Life page.

2022 Gettysburg College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 64%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Tuition $61,760
Percent of Need Met 90%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $52,188

Is Gettysburg College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Gettysburg College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Gettysburg College

It is extremely difficult to get into Gettysburg College. The acceptance rate at Gettysburg College is 56%. In 2022, just 3,496 out of the 6,206 students who applied were accepted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gettysburg College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 91% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Gettysburg Collegeare still enrolled the next year. Gettysburg College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 82%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Gettysburg College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Gettysburg College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Gettysburg College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Gettysburg College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Gettysburg College's endowment was $408.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Gettysburg College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Gettysburg College meets 90% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $52,188 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $37,115 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Gettysburg College.

Based on this information, how does Gettysburg College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Gettysburg College a good school for you?

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Where is Gettysburg College?

Gettysburg College is located in the small town setting of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Baltimore and MD and Washington and D.C..

If you would like to see Gettysburg College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 15 to Gettysburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Harrisburg International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Gettysburg College and Gettysburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

300 North Washington Street Gettysburg, PA 17325-1483

Campus Setting: Small Town

Gettysburg College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gettysburg College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gettysburg College is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Gettysburg College ACT Scores


ACT Range

28 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


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Gettysburg College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

640 - 710


Reading SAT Range

640 - 720

Gettysburg College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Gettysburg College is like? There are approximately 2,401 students enrolled at Gettysburg College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 26% percent are from PA and 74% percent of students are from other states.


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