Gettysburg College is a highly selective national, four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,600, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The College was founded in 1832.
98% of the Gettysburg 2016 graduating class are employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduation.
Student-faculty ratio is currently around 9 to 1.
Overall the number of applicants has increased during the past 10 years.
Gettysburg College awarded $51.5 million in merit scholarships and need-based grants for the 2016-17 academic year, benefiting 66% of the student body.
Freshman-to-sophomore retention rates in the recent years have been hovering around 90%.
During 1966-2011, at least 1016 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 51st among 662 Baccalaureate Colleges.
Graduation rates in the recent years have remained high and stable.
Alumni reside in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada, and in 5 continents around the world.
What does success with a Gettysburg degree look like?
It starts with a career plan that students create long before they graduate—thanks to over 8,000 career experiences they have access to through the Gettysburg Network. In fact, 80% of our students complete at least one internship by the time that they graduate.
It continues shortly after graduation, with 98% of our recent graduates either enrolled in graduate school or finding full-time employment one year after their graduation.
Add the support of our active and global alumni network—which three out of four young alums use as they secure their post-graduate plans—and it’s no surprise that Gettysburg College is consistently ranked as a “College that Creates Futures” by The Princeton Review.
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