Gettysburg College is a highly selective national, four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,600, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The College was founded in 1832.
98% of the Gettysburg 2018 graduating class are employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduation.
Student-faculty ratio is currently around 9 to 1. All tenured and tenure-track faculty members have a doctorate or other terminal degree.
Overall the number of applicants has increased during the past 10 years.
Gettysburg College awarded $64.4 million in merit scholarships and need-based grants for the 2018-19 academic year, benefiting 65% of the student body.
During 1966-2017, at least 1166 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 52nd among 583 Baccalaureate Colleges.
Freshman-to-sophomore retention rates in the recent years have been hovering around 90%.
Alumni reside in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada, and in 5 continents around the world.
Graduation rates in the recent years have remained high.