After receiving the highest possible score, Gettysburg College has been named to The Princeton Review's 2010 Financial Aid Honor Roll.
The Princeton Review based its findings on percentage of students in need who received aid, the percentage of need met, the percentage of students whose entire need was met, and the satisfaction of students with their aid.
The Princeton Review gathered data from hundreds of colleges and universities during the 2008-09 academic year. More financial aid information about Gettysburg can be found at Scholarships & Aid or Facts & Figures.
"We are honored to be recognized by The Princeton Review for our longstanding dedication to accessibility and active partnership with students and their families," Vice President of Enrollment and Education Services Barbara Fritze said.
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"During these economic times, we have reached out energetically to current and prospective students and their families. Early on, as we recognized the economic downturn, we began planning to maximize our resources and find the most productive ways to partner with students and families," Fritze said.
"The cost of college at most institutions is sobering, and the need for financial aid greater than ever in these tough economic times," The Princeton Review's Vice President and Publisher Robert Franek said.
For the seventh time since 1997, Gettysburg College earned a national top-20 ranking for Best Campus Food from The Princeton Review.
“We try to serve as much locally grown and or processed foods as we can,” said Director of Dining Services Gary Brautigam. Spending for locally processed and grown items totals some $370,000 per year. “We also support our student-run garden by purchasing their produce and herbs,” he said.
The Dining Center feeds more than 3,000 people a day. Add in The Bullet Hole and Ike’s restaurants in the College Union Building, and the total climbs to 5,000. The totals do not include the campus’s catering operations. “We do accommodate to special diets, and cook to order for many of these students,” Brautigam added.
“I am proud to lead such a talented staff,” Brautigam said. “It is this group of skilled individuals, our team, that create what the students experience on a daily basis. We are in the hospitality business and making extraordinary efforts to get to know the students is what we do.”
Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2009
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