Gettysburg is the ideal college for a highly motivated student with a strong record of high school accomplishment - the student who values the breadth and depth of learning that an education at a national college of liberal arts and sciences provides.
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 strong academically and well rounded, engaged in a wide range of activities from athletics and the arts, to community service and student government. They are purposeful and responsible, and they support each other. They are also open to opportunity, and take full advantage of the array of opportunities available to them here.