Class Profile & Statistics

Class of 2021 profile

Gettysburg College students come from a wide variety of ethnic, religious, economic and geographic backgrounds. They are bright, curious, creative, and like to be challenged. They are academically strong and engaged in a wide range of activities from athletics and the arts, to community service and student government. They are purposeful, hardworking and happy students who take full advantage of the array of opportunities at Gettysburg.

The Class of 2021 profile highlights the academic achievement of a talented entering class. One student produced and screened a short film for the Tribeca Film Festival and another was part of an endocrinology research team that worked to find a better way of diagnosing growth hormone deficiency in children. There are ESL Tutors, EMTs, athletes, artists and black belts in karate. One student received thePresidential Service Award last year and another was a percussionist for the Baltimore Youth Symphony. The list is endless and impressive, and we are proud of all that this class brings to Gettysburg.

 

Financial Aid

$51.5

million awarded
for
2017-2018 academic year

66%

of the
student body received
financial aid in the form of need-based aid and merit scholarships

Applicant Pool & Admit Rate

Number of applications:

6,384

Admit rate:

45.8%

Class size (349 men, 372 women):

721

Enrolled under Early Decision
(42% of the class):

265

Academic Quality

65% of the students have a class rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.

84% of the students have a class rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.

Average SAT score: 1346*
middle 50% critical reading—640-710; math—630-700
*new SAT

Average ACT score: 28
middle 50% 26-30

74% of the class comes from outside of Pennsylvania. Geographically students come from

31 states 13 countries.

Domestic Geographic Distribution of First-Year Students

Pennsylvania:

186

New Jersey:

161

New England:

111

New York:

87

Maryland, Virginia,
District of Columbia, Delaware:


63

Other States:

76

International Geographic Distribution of First-Year Students

China:

14

Vietnam:

8

Nepal:

3

Korea:

2

Pakistan:

2

England, France, India, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Poland, Scotland, Rwanda:


1 each

Class
Personality

Overall ethnic diversity
(17% domestic diversity):


21%

Community service
participation in high school:


79%

Fine and performing arts
participation in high school:


44%

Athletic participation
in high school:


76%

Leadership positions including
team captains, class officers, and club officers:



656

First-Year Students Academic Interests

First-Year Students Academic Interests