Gettysburg College has earned its strong academic reputation. Since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth.
There are no bystanders here. Students prepare for leadership through experiential learning opportunities, an extensive career network, and countless co-curricular, service, and off-campus study activities.
Accessible professors: 10 to 1 student-faculty ratio; average class size of 18.
Academic clout: Our students come from more than 40 states and 35 countries. Recent grads earned Rhodes, Fulbright, and many other prestigious fellowships.
Career connections: A four-year career prep program and international alumni network lead to internships, externships, and careers. One year out, 95 percent of graduates are on a career track or in graduate school.
Small campus feel, big campus resources: music conservatory, professional performing arts center, state-of-the-art science center, Eisenhower public policy institute, Garthwait Leadership Center, and the new John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness.
Historic setting near urban centers: an hour to Baltimore, 90 minutes to Washington, D.C., two hours to Philadelphia.
Over half of the students double major, or add a minor to their major field.
Majors, minors, & programs
57% of the graduating Class of 2012 studied off-campus for a semester or longer, ranking Gettysburg College eighth in the nation for liberal arts colleges according to the Institute of International Education.
Off Campus Studies
Few colleges offer undergraduates as many opportunities to conduct research one-on-one with faculty mentors.