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.