• Gettysburg College has a strong academic tradition
  • Our historic location inspires passion for responsible citizenship and leadership
  • Distinctive programs set us apart from other liberal arts colleges
  • Students are engaged: they see a need and fill it
  • Successful outcomes are a hallmark of a Gettysburg education

Gettysburg College has a strong academic tradition

  • Highly selective, national college of liberal arts and sciences
  • 100 percent tenured faculty have a PhD or terminal degree
  • 10:1 student/faculty ratio with an average class size of 18
  • Gettysburg College is the right size for breadth and depth of offerings, but small enough to facilitate close student-faculty collaboration
  • 63 majors, minors and programs with a strong interdisciplinary focus
  • First-year seminars
  • Heston international community-action experience; Mellon research scholars
  • Annual academic research colloquium
  • Strong in the sciences - Goldwater Scholars
  • Increasing number of Fulbright Scholars among students & faculty
  • Accomplished faculty are expert teachers, researchers and scholars
  • Faculty have received more than 50 NSF and NEH grants
  • Three Rhodes Scholars, Nobel Prize winner, Newbery Medalist
  • Strong faculty publishing record
  • Nearly 50 percent of the students study off-campus 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, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia - provides academic and co-curricular opportunities

Distinctive programs set us apart from other liberal arts colleges

  • Sunderman Conservatory of Music
  • Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy and Leadership
  • Civil War programs: Civil War Institute and Civil War Era Studies
  • Garthwait Leadership Center
  • 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
  • Eisenhower Institute Fellows
  • Nine musical performance groups
  • Active theater groups
  • More that 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

  • 82 percent of Gettysburg students graduate in 4 years (40% national avg)
  • 95 percent of Gettysburg students are either employed or in grad school within one year of graduation
  • 50 percent of alumni have advanced degrees within five years of graduating
  • 26,000 alumni create a strong career network
  • Through 2014 Gettysburg College will offer 1,832 new career related experiences for students

 

Updated: 02/23/10