Gettysburg College students come from a wide variety of ethnic, religious, economic and geographic backgrounds.
They are bright, curious, creative, and like to be challenged. They are academically strong and engaged in a wide range of activities from athletics and the arts, to community service and student government. They are purposeful, hardworking and happy students who take full advantage of the array of opportunities at Gettysburg.
The Class of 2023 profile highlights the academic achievement of a talented entering class. One student raised money to purchase laptops to teach computer science to 35 middle school girls at a local community center and another interned as a Senate Page in the United States Senate. There are athletes, artists, writers, and agents of social change. One student developed a native pollinator garden and another conducted research using an atomic force microscope. The list is impressive, and we are proud of all that this class brings to Gettysburg College.
- $72.2 million awarded for 2019-20 academic year
- 65% of the student body received financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants
Applicant Pool & Admit Rate
|Number of applications||5,916|
|Enrolled under Early Decision (38% of the class)||261|
- 60% of the students have a class rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.
- 85% of the students have a class rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.
- Average SAT score: 1332* middle 50% critical reading—630-700; math—620-700
- Average ACT score: 29 middle 50% 27-31
Students come from 28 states, 11 countries
Domestic Geographic Distribution of First-Year Students
|Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware||79|
|Other States and Puerto Rico||87|
International Geographic Distribution of First-Year Students
|Nepal and Canada||2 students from each|
|Bangladesh, Cambodia, Japan, Netherlands, Senegal, Tanzania, and United Kingdom||1 student from each|
|Overall ethnic diversity (19% domestic diversity)||22%|
|Community service participation in high school||66%|
|Fine and performing arts participation in high school||40%|
|Athletic participation in high school||72%|
|Leadership positions including team captains, class officers, and club officers||699|
First-Year Students Academic Interests