Gettysburg College’s value, academic quality recognized in 2013 rankings

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Gettysburg College received high marks throughout 2013 by several news organizations and higher education groups. The College was scored on everything from academic quality to the overall undergraduate experience.

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The Princeton Review Gettysburg was once again named as a top institution of higher education in The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges. The rankings, based on student surveys, primarily showcase institutions with excellent academic programs.

Affordable Colleges Online Gettysburg College was ranked No. 15 for best return on investment (ROI) among 402 Pennsylvania colleges analyzed by AC Online. The rankings determined which schools provided low net costs (tuition and fees) with high lifetime earnings.

Chronicle of Higher Education For the fifth consecutive year, the Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Gettysburg as a Great College to Work For. The College ranked highly in 10 of 12 evaluation categories, giving it Honor Roll status—a designation reserved for the “best of the best.”

Forbes Gettysburg College was acknowledged by Forbes as one of America’s Top Colleges of 2013. The list encompasses more than 600 undergraduate institutions from across the country. The College ranked No. 54 in the Northeast, No. 84 among private institutions, and No. 113 overall.

Her Campus Gettysburg was recently ranked No. 1 by Her Campus as the Most Charitable School in the nation. The rankings, based upon student feedback, identify institutions where students go above and beyond to serve their communities.

U.S. News & World Report One of the frontrunners in the realm of rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Gettysburg No. 18 for best undergraduate teaching and No. 50 overall, both within the category of national liberal arts colleges. To be included in these rankings, liberal arts colleges must emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the arts or sciences.

Central Penn Business Journal Gettysburg College has been named a Best Place to Work in PA by the Central Penn Business Journal for 2013 in the large company (251 employees or more) category. The compilation was a result of feedback from employee surveys.

Kiplinger Gettysburg distinguished itself in 2013 as one of Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges. The College received the No. 54 ranking for value among liberal arts colleges throughout the nation. The list represents institutions that provide high-quality academics at a responsible cost.

Institute of International Education Gettysburg College was ranked No. 5 in the nation for baccalaureate leading institutions by mid-length (semester) duration of study abroad, and No. 26 in the nation for overall number of students abroad in the College's category.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Mike Baker, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6521.

Posted: Mon, 11 Nov 2013

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