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Gettysburg College Student Life

Gettysburg College is on a 225-acre campus in a small town setting in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, not far from Baltimore and Washington and D.C.. There are many activities and organizations for Gettysburg College students to join – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Gettysburg College also has fraternities and sororities.

Gettysburg College has a thriving community service. In fact, more students participate in community service than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Gettysburg College include athletics, music, student government.

Gettysburg College students' favorite campus events are Family Weekend Programs, Thanksgiving Dinner and Snowball.

Gettysburg College Housing

Gettysburg College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Gettysburg College students live on campus. In 2021, 93% of undergrads at Gettysburg College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 7% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Gettysburg College. There are 2,397 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,505 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,151 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Gettysburg College offers coed housing.

Gettysburg College Athletics

At Gettysburg College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Gettysburg College:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cheerleading NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Gettysburg College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Gettysburg College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Gettysburg College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Gettysburg College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Gettysburg College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Gettysburg College, take U.S. Highway 15 to Gettysburg, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Harrisburg International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Gettysburg College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Gettysburg College Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

100%

Full Time

0.40%

Part Time

28%

In State

72%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

74%

10%

4%

4%

3%

2%

2%

0.28%

Undergraduate Students

2,505

Non-Resident / International Students

103

Gettysburg College Campus Services

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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,505

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

48%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,960

Out-of-State

$59,960

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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