About the Class of 2013

From a United States figure skating competitor to a student who sang for the Pope to one who can solve a Rubik's Cube in 38 seconds, the first-year students' experiences span a very wide spectrum.

Only 40 percent were admitted from among 5,448 applicants, one of the largest applicant pools in Gettysburg College's 177-year history. "This was an amazing applicant pool and admission was highly competitive this year," said Director of Admissions Gail Sweezey.

The first-year students represent 29 states and 11 foreign countries.

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