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Gettysburg College has a strong academic tradition
  • Highly selective, national college of liberal arts and sciences
  • 100 percent of tenured faculty have a PhD or terminal degree
  • 9 to 1 student/faculty ratio with an average class size of 17
  • Gettysburg College is the right size for breadth and depth of offerings, but small enough to facilitate close student-faculty collaboration
  • 68 majors, minors, and programs with a strong interdisciplinary focus
  • First-year seminars
  • CPS Summer Fellowship Experience - international community-action experience; Mellon research scholars
  • Annual academic research colloquium
  • Strong in the sciences — Goldwater Scholars
  • Increasing number of Fulbright Scholars among students and faculty
  • Accomplished faculty are expert teachers, researchers, and scholars
  • Faculty have received more than 50 National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants
  • Three Rhodes Scholars, Nobel Prize winner, Newbery Medalist
  • Strong faculty publishing record
  • Nearly 60 percent of the students study abroad in their four years
  • Every student has a capstone experience
  • Academic Honor Code since 1957
Our historic location inspires passion for responsible citizenship and leadership
  • The Battle of Gettysburg swept through the campus
  • Pennsylvania Hall served as a hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg
  • The First-Year Walk replicates the 1863 walk to the cemetery to hear Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address
  • David Wills, an 1851 graduate of Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College, invited President Lincoln to deliver “a few appropriate remarks”
  • Dwight David Eisenhower, trustee and friend of Gettysburg College
  • Eisenhower Admissions House served as office for former president
  • Today, close proximity to four major urban cultural centers in the Northeast -- New York City, Washington D.C , Baltimore, and Philadelphia – provides academic and co curricular opportunities
Distinctive programs set us apart from other liberal arts colleges
  • Civil War programs: Civil War Institute and Civil War Era Studies, Gettysburg’s living connection to history
  • Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy and Leadership, first-person politics in D.C. and Gettysburg
  • Garthwait Leadership Center, building skills intellectually and experientially
  • Sunderman Conservatory of Music, three rigorous majors, liberal arts richness
  • The Gettysburg Review, a prize-winning, professional literary journal
Students are engaged: they see a need and fill it
  • Co curricular leadership opportunities
  • Center for Public Service
  • Civil War Institute Fellows
  • Eisenhower Institute Fellows
  • Garthwait Leadership Center Leadership Mentors
  • 13 musical performance groups
  • Active theater groups
  • More than 120 clubs and organizations
  • Theme houses
  • Campus Kitchens was one of the first 12 college/university programs that collect and distribute unused food to local social service agencies
  • Student-run organic garden
  • Gettysburg Recreational Adventure Board (GRAB)
  • Strong NCAA D-III athletic program with 24 varsity sports
Successful outcomes are a hallmark of a Gettysburg education
  • 80 percent of Gettysburg students graduate in four years (38% national average)
  • 95 percent of Gettysburg students are either employed or in grad school within one year of graduation
  • 43 percent of alumni have advanced degrees within five years of graduating
  • Gettysburg College ranks 51st among 662 Baccalaureate Colleges in terms of the number of alumni with research doctorates
  • 27,000 alumni create a strong career network
  • From 2010 to 2015, Gettysburg College offered over 6,067 new career-related experiences for students