Our Consequential Location

Gettysburg College is located in the world-famous town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where the past inspires our future, creating an ideal setting for our students to succeed.

Choosing a college is a big decision–and when making that choice, it’s important to consider location. With a close-knit community set in a vibrant, recognized town that sees nearly 4 million visitors each year, Gettysburg College offers a location that is unrivaled in the academic, historic, and geographic access it provides.

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The College provides regular shuttle services to major transportation hubs and airports–such as BWI and Dulles–as well as Harrisburg and Baltimore Amtrak stations.

At the Center of Our Nation’s History

As a student at Gettysburg College, you will craft a life of meaning and impact, starting from day one. The significant historical events that transpired in Gettysburg serve as inspiration for the future, exemplifying informed citizenship and engaged leadership that will continue throughout your life and career–well beyond your college years.

“This is no ordinary place…a place marked by sacrifice. Its history continues to speak to us. It reminds us that our civic institutions are not self-sustaining. That our work is unfinished, as it always will be given our ever-changing culture, technology, economy, and politics, as well as humanity’s ever-evolving aspirations.”
President Robert W. Iuliano

During our time-honored tradition, the First-Year Walk, students are invited to both reflect and celebrate. Together with faculty and community members, they recreate a defining moment in American history, walking to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery where President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address following the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

First-Year Walk Class of 2026

Regional, National, and Global Connections

Gettysburgians view our location as the perfect next step in reaching their career goals nationally and internationally. From obtaining internships while studying abroad, to leveraging the Gettysburg Network to secure employment at Fortune 500 companies, there are boundless opportunities for students to develop personally and professionally as early as their first year–thanks, in large part, to the opportunities our location provides.