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Gettysburg College


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If Gettysburg is your first choice, you are strongly encouraged to apply for Early Decision (ED) admission. Gettysburg offers two Early Decision deadline dates; the ED I application deadline is November 15 and the ED II deadline is January 15. Early Decision admissions decisions are mailed within one month of the deadline date. Regular Decision a... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

Admissions Office

Eisenhower House

Gettysburg, PA 17325-1484

United States

Phone: 717-337-6100

Fax: 717-337-6145


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 94
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:600 - 690
     Math Middle 50%:600 - 680
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:69%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:89%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:70%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 5,453
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,270
Total of accepted students who enroll: 703
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 88%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $60.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/15
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/15
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Priority Application Date: 02/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $500.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Very important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:3
Academic Units Recommended:
     Lab Science:4
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:4
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    600 - 690
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    600 - 680
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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