About the College

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.

On a beautiful campus in a world-famous town, 2,600 students discover their intellectual passion through more than 68 academic programs.

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 34 states and 28 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: The Sunderman Conservatory of Music; the Majestic Theater, a professional performing arts center; our state-of-the-art science center; the Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy; the Garthwait Leadership Center; Musselman library; and the 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.


Majors, minors, & programs

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 fifth in the nation for liberal arts colleges according to the Institute of International Education.
Off Campus Studies


Research videos

Few colleges offer undergraduates as many opportunities to conduct research one-on-one with faculty mentors.

Student research videos


Gimbel with student
Library steps
Athletic Center
Faculty Student research