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Gettysburg is a national college of liberal arts and sciences located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Our 2,600 students are actively involved in an academically rigorous and personally challenging educational experience. With an average class size of 18 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1, everyone plays a role. At Gettysburg, learning often means doing-doing everything. Students engage in cutting edge research, study across the globe, and serve the community of Gettysburg and beyond. There are no bystanders here.

Gettysburg is a place of variety and diversity, a community where every student has the chance to stand out, take responsibility, and lead. In addition to leading more than 120 student clubs and campus organizations, "Gettysburgians" are mindful of their responsibilities as global citizens. Nearly 60% of the student body pursues at least one of the College's extensive study abroad programs, and many become involved with Gettysburg's Center for Public Service.

Gettysburg inspires students to be great. From the very first semester, when almost all new Gettysburg students take an intensive First-Year Seminar, students analyze, discuss, debate, and present. They often collaborate and conduct research with the College's faculty, and they leave Gettysburg prepared to make discoveries, inspire others, and lead lives of impact.

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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 applications are due by January 15.

The admissions process at Gettysburg is highly selective and the admissions staff gives careful consideration to each application. We expect students to make the most of the academic offerings of their high school. Participation in a solid college preparatory program with enriched, accelerated, and advanced placement courses is expected. Grades in academic courses, quality and distribution of subjects, and rank in class (when applicable) are highly significant parts of the applicant's credentials.

The College is also very interested in individuals of character who will make positive contributions to the campus community and beyond. In estimating such qualities, we rely on what students say about themselves through essays, along with the recommendations from secondary school counselors and teachers. In-depth involvement in extracurricular and community service activities both inside and outside of school is favorably considered in the admissions process.

An admissions interview is strongly recommended, but not required. Interviews are available from April 1 of the junior year through early February of the senior year. Students applying to the Sunderman Conservatory of Music are required to audition.

Standardized test scores from the SAT or ACT exams are reviewed in the overall context of a student's application and academic record. If a student has taken the SAT or ACT more than once, only their highest section scores across all test dates will be considered as part of the final admissions decision. SAT II exams are not required. Strong students who believe that standardized test scores do not accurately reflect the strength of their academic achievements can choose to be considered as test optional in the admissions process.


Overview

Applicants
6,816
Acceptance Rate
43%

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
600 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 680

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
630 - 710

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
26 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Decision II — January 15

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
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Academic Programs


Gettysburg's strong academic tradition is rooted in a rigorous liberal arts and science curriculum. The College augments academic excellence with community responsibility and global experiences, provides leadership opportunities and engages with public policy issues. Some of Gettysburg’s key distinctive features include:

The Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy and Leadership – Become a master of global and public policy issues by taking a front row seat to political leaders, the press, and policy expertsboth on campus and in Washington D.C.

Sunderman Conservatory of Music – Undertake a rigorous music curriculum, or get involved in a multitude of performance groups open to everyone, all within the context of a liberal arts and sciences education.

Garthwait Leadership Center – Sharpen your skills through our intellectual and experiential hub for leadership development; take advantage of workshops, retreats, one-on-one mentoring, or even pursue a Leadership Certificate!

Civil War Institute – Immerse yourself in Civil War dialogue through one of the institute’s special programs, or pursue the nation’s only minor in Civil War Era Studies.

First-Year Seminar Program – Dive into one of over 40 unique seminar courses and share a residential experience with your classmatestopics range everything from “Reading on the Brain” to “Why Do People Dance?”

Center for Global Education –Take advantage of one of Gettysburg’s renowned study abroad programs across the globe, ranked 2nd in the country by the Institute of International Educationnearly 60% of students study abroad for a semester or more.

Undergraduate Research – Work side-by-side with distinguished professors to investigate cutting edge developments, and even publish in journals and present at professional conferenceswork often reserved for graduate students.

Majors and Degrees Offered


There are 68 majors and special programs from which to choose a major, a double major, a self-designed major or a major/minor combination. Every student has a senior capstone experience and nearly 60% of the students will study abroad before they graduate. There has been an Honor Code in effect since 1957.

More than 95 percent of the faculty has a doctorate or the highest degree in their field. They have earned Fulbright and Luce Fellowships, won NSF grants, and many have gained national and international reputations for their work. However, excellent teaching is central to the College's mission and it is the strong relationship between students and faculty as learners that is the hallmark of a Gettysburg education. At Gettysburg, there is a 9:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 18 students.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
305
with Terminal Degree
252

180
Men
125
Women
44
Minority
11
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
84%
Graduate in 5 years
86%
Graduate in 6 years
87%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agriculture, General

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gay/Lesbian Studies
  • German Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Regional Studies (U
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Genetics, General
  • Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • American History (United States)
  • Asian History
  • European History
  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Social Sciences

  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Economics, General
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Students Say

Personal and intellectual growth is at the heart of the Gettysburg College experience. Students eagerly praise the school's "friendly, community-oriented atmosphere," and competent, caring professors. "The faculty takes a developed interest in the students' academics and successes, [and] the campus offers countless opportunities for leadership, self-discovery, and the like." In fact, first-year students are surprised to find that "by the first day, the professor knows each student by name and why they're taking the class." With uniformly small class sizes and an emphasis on discussion in the classroom, "professors at Gettysburg make sure that students understand why they are learning the things that they are, and there is a lot of emphasis put on putting 'theory into practice' outside of the classroom." "Many professors go above and beyond, making themselves available to aid students." A current student shares, "My Intro to Chemistry professor would be at the Science Center until 11:00 P .m . before an exam, helping everyone study." Academic opportunities—such as the "amazing study abroad program"—are ample at Gettysburg. Plus, as an exclusively undergraduate institution, Gettysburg "allows for opportunities (i.e., research, publications) that many do not get" at larger universities. In this "nurturing environment," the "administration knows students by name" and even the "registrar, transportation services, off-campus studies, and library staff are lovely and do everything they can to help you." In particular, "President Riggs (a Gettysburg alum and former faculty member) is a phenomenal community leader and makes a sincere effort to connect with students, faculty, and staff."

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Michael Bishop
Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1989

Bruce Gordon
Former President, NAACP

Carol Bellamy
Former Executive Director, UNICEF

Jerry Spinelli
Author, Newberry Award Winner

Fred Fielding
Attorney and Member of the 9/11 Commission

Carson Kressley
TV Personality

Mary Carskadon
Professor and Scientist, Sleep Research

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
84%
Graduate in 5 years
86%
Graduate in 6 years
87%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$48,900

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$100,000

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$50,500

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$102,000

Percent High Job Meaning
50%

Percent STEM
19%


Students Say

There is excellent financial support for students who "want to do really cool things with their education" such as study abroad, unpaid internships, or academic conferences. The study abroad program is "impressively large," and the opportunities for gaining work experience both in the United States and abroad are "endless." The Center for Career Development "does a great job of helping students find internships, externships and job shadowing opportunities" and "the support from the alumni helps with having lots of options for internships and jobs," says a student. Aside from job fairs, resume reviews, and online resources, the center's Career Immersion Trips are three-day intensive career programs that offer students a chance to get firsthand insight into their possible career up close and in person. Of the Gettysburg graduates who visited PayScale.com 41 percent reported a feeling that their job had a meaningful impact on the world, and an average starting salary of $47,600.

As current students point out, the opportunities at Gettysburg—through student organizations and through the Garthwait Leadership Center, the Eisenhower Institute, and the Civil War Institute—are more than activities: "They are stepping stones to what students really want to continue in their professional career." Students have many opportunities for practical career development, whether through Gettysburg's distinctive program or through the Center for Career Development, which has offered students over 8,000 opportunities for career exploration and professional networking in the past six years alone. Moreover, the Entrepreneurial Fellowship has helped budding student-entrepreneurs launch seven businesses in the past three years, and the Siegfried Fellowship, with its professional development curriculum, helps students land and thrive in competitive internships with big-name employers. The Center for Career Development works with every student to help them convey how their campus experiences—whether conducting student-faculty research, studying abroad, holding a leadership position, or playing on an athletic team—advance their professional skills and contribute to their career plan. For instance, when describing the career trajectories of Gettysburg philosophy graduates, Prof. Steven Gimbel, chair of the philosophy department says, "What is fascinating is the wide range of paths they take. We have some who take traditional routes like graduate school or law school, but we have airline pilots, FBI agents tracking down fraud in war zones, acupuncturists, members of the clergy, Teach For America and Peace Corps members, archivists and librarians, people working to feed the hungry and helping abandoned animals." A recent alum notes that students choose Gettysburg "for the sense of community and individualized attention it offers as a small college; for its strong writing program with accomplished writers on faculty; and for the internship and externship experiences offered through its alumni network."

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


Comprehensive Fee
The cost of attendance at Gettysburg College includes charges for tuition, room and board. Allowances for books and supplies, transportation, and other personal expenses are factored into a student's budget for the purpose of determining aid eligibility. Typical fees are listed below. Various room and board options are available after the first year.

Tuition: $50,860
Room (regular dorm room): $6,510
Meal Plan (unlimited access): $5,630
Total charges: $63,000

Financial Aid


Gettysburg continues to uphold a long-standing commitment to place the College within reach of each accepted student. Recognized by Kiplinger's Personal Finance as a "Best Value" among private colleges based upon academic quality and affordability, a Gettysburg education is an investment worth making. Need-based financial aid, academic merit scholarships, and music talent scholarships are available. Over $51 million in scholarships and grants were awarded from Gettysburg College resources for the 2016-17 academic year.

Approximately 66% of the student body will benefit from these funds. The average financial aid award for enrolled students in the 2015-2016 academic year was nearly $38,146. Academic merit scholarships are also available.

Applicants who are applying for financial aid should submit both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE by the appropriate deadline dates (November 15 for Early Decision I; January 15 for Early Decision II and Regular Decision). The Gettysburg College Code Number for the PROFILE is 2275 and the Gettysburg College federal school code for the FAFSA is 003268.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 15
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$35,068

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,208

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,599

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
63%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,169

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$35,068

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$50,860
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$750

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,140
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School


At Gettysburg, students are "all in" - they engage in a broad range of activities that complement their academics both during the week and on the weekends. With more than 120 student-led clubs and organizations and 24 intercollegiate (NCAA division III) athletic programs, it's not uncommon for students to be involved in as many as three or more organizations. From student government and campus publications, to sports, the fine and performing arts, community service, and outdoor adventure, all clubs and organizations are run by students, creating more than a thousand leadership opportunities on campus. Don't see something you're interested in? Start your own organization!


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,384
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

2.35%
Asian
3.28%
African-American
5.84%
Hispanic
76.46%
Caucasian
2.23%
Unknown
6.60%
International

53% female
47% male
75% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Students Say

Academics come first at Gettysburg, where "the student body is extremely intelligent and motivated and serious about their work." When they're not studying, "Gettysburg's student body is very involved" in the school and local community, and "volunteering is very popular." "Each student—in one way or another—takes part in community service during their time at Gettysburg." Demographically, "most of the student body is…middle-class, white, and from the Northeast." While some say the student body has a "cookie-cutter" feel to it, others remind us that "while Gettysburg has a reputation for being mostly white, upper-class students, there is diversity all around if you are willing to open up your eyes and see it."

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From The School


Location


Two things make Gettysburg College's location extraordinary--what's here and what happened here. Less than a mile from the sites of the Battle of Gettysburg and the famous Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln, our 200-acre campus connects to a famous and engaging town that offers a variety of options when you decide it's time to head off campus. Downtown you'll find an eclectic array of stores, restaurants, and cultural offerings, including the Majestic Theater, art galleries sponsoring First Friday openings each month, and many other attractions. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the area's kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking, three nearby ski and snowboard resorts, and outstanding hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail. And the College offers easy access to three major metropolitan areas: Harrisburg (45 minutes), Baltimore (60 minutes), and Washington, D.C. (80 minutes).

Campus Facilities & Equipment


The 55,000 square foot John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness is a sleek facility with an array of athletic and fitness areas including a fitness center, a bouldering area and a rock climbing wall, and a natatorium with eight competition lanes and a four-lane warm-up pool. There are more than 35 fitness classes (some are student-led) each week-from aerobics to Pilates to spinning to yoga to Zumba. Nearly all students take advantage of the opportunities for recreation and fitness at Gettysburg.

The Majestic Theater, a renovated and restored 1926 vaudeville theater, seats 830 and features two cinema theatres. The Majestic hosts world-class performances by visiting artists and a stage for College music and theatre performances.

The Science Center, McCreary Hall, and Masters Hall are at the heart of scientific research on campus. The Science Center is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility and houses a greenhouse, a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, and a Geographical Information System lab. McCreary is home to the latest equipment for biology, and there is space for cognitive neuroscience, an infant research lab, and a vivarium. Masters Hall houses the Physics department. Inside are atomic and nuclear physics labs, a planetarium, an accelerator research lab, and a plasma research lab.

Off-Campus Opportunities


At Gettysburg everyone has the option of off-campus study and we encourage every student to consider it. Studying off campus offers many obvious benefits-a more global perspective, fluency in another language and a deeper firsthand knowledge of critical issues. There are a rich and diverse range of off-campus study options all over the world: in any given semester, Gettysburg students are on six continents, representing all majors and disciplines. In addition to taking course work toward their major, students abroad may be conducting field research, working as interns, living with local people, and studying languages ranging from Arabic to Zulu. By the time they graduate, nearly 60% of Gettysburg students have spent at least a semester abroad. In fact, the Institute of International Education has ranked Gettysburg College 2nd in the country for semester-long study abroad experiences.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
94%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

Enthusiastic and overcommitted, most students at Gettysburg are pursuing "a major and a minor or a double-major, and a majority are involved in at least several college organizations (whether it's a community service group, sports team, or Greek organization)." With so much on their plate, it is no surprise that "the students at Gettysburg buckle down and work hard" during the week. Socially, "life at Gettysburg is very Greek-oriented," and, come the weekend, "frat hopping" is "popular on this campus." Not your style? No worries: Greek life may be "huge" on campus; "However, that does not mean that that is the only thing to do." For students looking for alternate activities, the school hosts "movie nights, plays, and musical performances." Many students also "love going to our theme parties and Happy Hours at the Attic, our on-campus nightclub," while others "get together with friends and watch movies or go out for coffee." For a relaxing respite, "The surrounding area and town is beautiful, so one of my favorite things to do is just walk around out on the battlefields or through town." In addition, "people also like to get off campus traveling to bigger city areas like Baltimore, Harrisburg, D.C., and even Philly and New York City."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
120
Number of Honor Societies
29

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
7

31% join a fraternity
33% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Bullets)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Bullets)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Office of Intercultural Advancement, Black Student Union, International Student Club, Latin American Students' Association (L.A.S.A.)

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Dickinson College

Sustainability

75/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
17%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
18

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Gettysburg College

Address
Admissions Office
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone
717-337-6100

Email
admiss@gettysburg.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Beautiful 200-acre campus
Musselman Library
Science Center
John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness
College Union Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Gettysburg National Park
Boutique shopping and dining in downtown Gettysburg
Appalachian Trail
Easy Access to Washington, D.C.
Easy Access to Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; select Saturdays
9pm-5pm; 9am-noon
717-337-6100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: available on the hour
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
summer-weekdays; school year-most Sat. and some weekdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Accepted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
A number of airports are within easy driving distance of Gettysburg, including Harrisburg International Airport (40 miles), Baltimore/Washington International Airport (55 miles), and Dulles International (70 miles). Gettysburg sponsors a low cost transportation service to and from area airports and the Harrisburg train station (Amtrak). Call admissions (800-431-0803 or 717-337-6100) for more details.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please see the visiting section of Gettysburg's website for detailed driving directions to campus: http://www.gettysburg.edu

Local Accommodations
There are 35 hotels/motels in the Gettysburg area. The Gettysburg Hotel (1 Lincoln Square; 717-337-2000) is an elegant choice half a mile from campus. For more information on area accommodations, please see the visiting section of the Gettysburg website www.gettysburg.edu.


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