Class Profile

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 2022 profile highlights the academic achievement of a talented entering class. One student initiated a project to bring clean water to his village in Kenya and another conducted research in a nanotechnology lab through an internship at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. There are ESL tutors, volunteer firefighters, athletes, artists, writers, and agents of social change. One student created and built the Unity Park on the Gettysburg National Battlefield and another performed at Carnegie Hall nine times. The list is endless and impressive, and we are proud of all that this class brings to Gettysburg.


Financial Aid

  • $64.4 million awarded for 2018-19 academic year
  • 65% of the student body received financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants


Applicant Pool & Admit Rate

Number of applications:

6,269

Admit rate:

45.4%

Class size (345 men, 403 women):

748

Enrolled under Early Decision
(38% of the class):

284


Academic Quality

  • 62% of the students have a class rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.
  • 83% of the students have a class rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.
  • Average SAT score: 1350* middle 50% critical reading—635-710; math—635-700
  • Average ACT score: 28 middle 50% 26-30


Geographic Distribution

Students come from 27 states, 12 countries

including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico


Domestic Geographic Distribution of First-Year Students

Pennsylvania:

195

New Jersey:

163

New England:

104

New York:

88

Maryland, Virginia,
District of Columbia, Delaware:

95

Other States and Puerto Rico:

75


International Geographic Distribution of First-Year Students

China:

13

Vietnam:

5

Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Cambodia, Canada, Georgia, Japan,
Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Turkey

1 student from each


Class Personality

Overall ethnic diversity (20% domestic diversity):

23%

Community service
participation in high school:

79%

Fine and performing arts
participation in high school:

32%

Athletic participation
in high school:

73%

Leadership positions including
team captains, class officers, and club officers:

844


First-Year Students Academic Interests

Social Sciences

35%

Sciences

31%

Humanities

16%

Undecided

7%

Interdisciplinary

6%

Arts

6%