Facts & Figures

College Information

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.

Key Facts

Alumni employed or in graduate school within a year after graduating

98% of the Gettysburg 2018 graduating class are employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduation.


Student-faculty ratio

Student-faculty ratio is currently around 9 to 1. All tenured and tenure-track faculty members have a doctorate or other terminal degree.


Historical admissions trends

Overall the number of applicants has increased during the past 10 years.


College-administered financial aid

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.


Number of alumni who earned research doctorates

During 1966-2017, at least 1166 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 52nd among 583 Baccalaureate Colleges.


First-year historical retention rates

Freshman-to-sophomore retention rates in the recent years have been hovering around 90%.


Geographical distribution of alumni

Alumni reside in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada, and in 5 continents around the world.


Historical graduation rates

Graduation rates in the recent years have remained high.