What it means to be Gettysburg Great

At Gettysburg College, learning means doing.

Talk to our students and ask them what they do. They’ll describe how they followed their passion for music while pursuing a degree in biology, researched the existence of links between autism and placentas, or studied the connections between environmental education and conservation.

There are no bystanders here. Students prepare for leadership through experiential learning opportunities, an extensive career network, and countless research and co-curricular, service, and off-campus study activities.

Read through the stories of these students and young alums and ask yourself: do you have what it takes to be Gettysburg Great? Already accepted? Enroll today.

The Value of an Internship

Four students discuss their summer internships at BCBG, Major League Baseball, VaynerMedia, and NASA.
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Music or biology?

Jimmy Nguyen '15 loved music, but didn't know if he could balance pursuing his passion while also working to earn a biology degree.
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Something to prove


Junior Ryan Matzke’s work in mathematics leads him to South Africa, Hungary.
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Shaped by studying abroad

Rebecca Croog ’14 finds her future in agriculture, quinoa, and Latin American studies.
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The Sunderman Conservatory of Music goes global

The Sunderman Conservatory of Music's Wind Symphony performs in China and Singapore.
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Finding success at Gettysburg

Maurice Phiri '17 of Malawi discusses his decision to come to Gettysburg, and what he looks forward to achieving during his studies.

Letting go, propelling forward
Jess Jozwik

Jess Jozwik '14 grows from experiential education
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Students research origins of autism

autism research

Four students interned with Dr. Carolyn Salafia P’16. Salafia is researching the existence of links between autism and placentas.
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Students pursue career interests

Long Shot

Immersion trips, networking dinners, and job shadowing opportunities offer valuable experiences.
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Fulbrighter Emily Ruhl ’13 finds her passions


Ruhl's Gettysburg experiences guided her to a Fulbright teaching fellowship in Malaysia
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Forging your own path

Ben Tabor

A community of faculty, administrators, and alumni support Ben Tabor '13 during college and beyond.
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Find out more about applying to Gettysburg College.

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

Posted: Wed, 26 Mar 2014

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