Facts & Figures


College Information

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.

Key Facts

Alumni employed or in graduate school within a year after graduating

98% of the Gettysburg 2017 graduating class are employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduation.

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Student-faculty ratio

Student-faculty ratio is currently around 9 to 1.

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Historical admissions trends

Overall the number of applicants has increased during the past 10 years.

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College-administered financial aid

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.

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Number of alumni who earned research doctorates

During 1966-2011, at least 1016 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 51st among 662 Baccalaureate Colleges.

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First-year historical retention rates

Freshman-to-sophomore retention rates in the recent years have been hovering around 90%.

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Historical graduation rates

Graduation rates in the recent years have remained high and stable.

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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.

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Success after Gettysburg

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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