Gettysburg College has earned its strong academic reputation. Since its founding in 1832, the College has upheld a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth.
There are no bystanders here. Students prepare for leadership through experiential learning opportunities, an extensive career network, and countless co-curricular, service, and off-campus study activities.
Accessible professors: 9 to 1 student-faculty ratio; average class size of 17.
Academic clout: Our students come from more than 34 states and 38 countries. Recent grads earned Rhodes, Fulbright, and many other prestigious fellowships.
Career connections: A four-year career prep program and international alumni network lead to internships, externships, and careers. One year out, 95 percent of graduates are on a career track or in graduate school.
Small campus feel, big campus resources: The Sunderman Conservatory of Music; the Majestic Theater, a professional performing arts center; our state-of-the-art science center; the Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy; the Garthwait Leadership Center; Musselman library; and the John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness.
Historic setting near urban centers: an hour to Baltimore, 90 minutes to Washington, D.C., two hours to Philadelphia.
Over half of the students double major, or add a minor to their major field.
Majors, minors, & programs
Gettysburg College ranks fourth in the nation and is the top liberal arts college in Pennsylvania for mid-length study abroad experiences, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange from The Institute of International Education.
Few colleges offer undergraduates as many opportunities to conduct research one-on-one with faculty mentors.