Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective, four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students.
Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, it is nationally ranked for its value, programs, and experience, upholding a commitment to experiential learning and a drive to Do Great Work. Here, just 80 minutes from our nation’s capital, we are at the center of our nation’s history. Starting on day one, all students will craft a life of meaning and impact. Our historical past serves as inspiration for our future, exemplifying informed citizenship and engaged leadership that will continue throughout your life and career well beyond your college years. Learn why you should attend college in Gettysburg.
Ranked No. 12 for students who study the most by the Princeton Review, those who attend Gettysburg College have proven to be trailblazers of growth and innovation.
- With more than 200 full-time faculty—100 percent of tenured faculty having a PhD or terminal degree—our students receive expert, hands-on attention inside and out of the classroom.
- We offer over 65 academic programs, offering students the opportunity to double major, major and minor, double minor, and even create their own major.
- There is a 10-1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 17.
- 70% of the class sections have fewer than 20 students enrolled.
- 56 percent of our students complete research alongside faculty mentors.
- Nearly 60 percent of our students participate in our 100-plus, semester-long study abroad experiences.
Active Campus Life
At Gettysburg, there are no bystanders and getting involved on campus can happen from day one. Gettysburg students have an abundance of opportunities with more than 120 clubs and organizations, offering more than 1,000 leadership positions. There are also 800 events on campus each year.
Campus Life Highlights
- Gettysburg has a residential campus, where students stay over the weekends. 94 percent of our students live on campus, with housing guaranteed for all four years.
- We host 24 varsity athletic teams in a competitive Division III conference.
- We are home to the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, whose performance ensembles are open to all students.
- Our dining hall ranks 9th for best campus food in the Princeton Review.
- 85 percent of our students participate in at least one of our campus recreation programs.