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.
First-year historical retention rates
Freshman-to-sophomore retention rates in the recent years have been over 90%.
Historical graduation rates
Four-year graduation rates in recent years have exceeded 80%.
Historical admissions trends
The number of applicants increased by roughly 4% over the past 3 years. During this period more students enrolled than anticipated.
College-administered financial aid
Gettysburg College awarded $45.2 million in merit scholarships and need-based grants for the 2012-13 academic year, benefiting 67% of the student body.
Geographical distribution of alumni
Alumni reside in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada, and in 5 continents around the world.
Alumni employed or in graduate school within a year after graduating
92%~94% of alumni reported being employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduating.
Alumni who earned research doctorates
During 1966-2010, 995 Gettysburg College alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg fifty-first among 662 Baccalaureate Colleges.
Student-faculty ratio has been 10 to 1 for years.
Internship participation rates
Approximately 67% of 2013 graduates completed an internship (paid or unpaid) during their undergraduate program, enriching their academic learning and gaining valuable work experience. The participation rate has been increasing over the years.