Gettysburg College has once again been named to The Princeton Review’s guide, Colleges that Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on return on investment (ROI) ratings it tallied for 650 schools last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The Princeton Review editors culled data from the company's surveys of administrators and students in 2015-16 and from PayScale.com’s surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2016.
“We highly recommend Gettysburg College and all of our Colleges That Pay You Back schools. They stand out not only for their outstanding academics but also for their affordability via comparatively low sticker prices and/or generous financial aid to students with need—or both," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher and lead author of the book. "Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services programs from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of alumni connections and post-grad support."
In addition to being named a “College that Pays You Back,” the College has been recognized in several of their unranked special categories: Best 381 Colleges, Best Northeastern Colleges, Colleges that Create Futures, and Green Colleges.
In ranked categories, the College is 9th for “Most Popular Study Abroad Programs,” 11th for “Everyone Plays Intramural Sports,” 14th for “Best Campus Food,” and 15th for “Best Alumni Network.”
These recognitions affirm the College’s commitment to students’ professional and personal success, from their first year to well after their graduation.
“Gettysburg works with students to develop their career plan and build their professional network,” said Kathy Williams P'07, director of the Center for Career Development. “Through internships, externships, job shadowing, career immersion trips, and networking events, Gettysburg College students gain insight about various career fields, leading to career success shortly after graduation.”
In surveys of recent graduating classes, Gettysburg College alumni reported high rates of employment success. Just one year after graduation, 98 percent of the graduates in the Class of 2015 were either gainfully employed or enrolled in graduate school full-time.
The College has also received other accolades for its alumni network. In a recent ranking by College Rank, the College was rated 3rd in the nation for “Best Alumni Network.”