Class Profile & Statistics

Class of 2020 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.

In the class of 2020, 65% attended a public high school and 35% attended a private high school.

Financial Aid

$51

million awarded
for
2016-2017 academic year

66%

of the
student body received
financial aid in the form of need-based aid and merit scholarships

Applicant Pool & Admit Rate

Number of applications:

6,816

Admit rate:

42.6%

Class size (323 men, 375 women):

698

Enrolled under Early Decision
(42% of the class):

292

Academic Quality

64% of the students have a class rank in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.

82% of the students have a class rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.

Average SAT score: 1286*
middle 50% critical reading—630-680; math—640-680
*critical reading and math on old scale

Average ACT score: 28
middle 50% 26-30

76% of the class comes from outside of Pennsylvania. Geographically students come from

29 states 11 countries.

Domestic Geographic Distribution of First-Year Students

Pennsylvania:

167

New Jersey:

142

New England:

110

Maryland, Virginia,
District of Columbia, Delaware:


78

Other States:

76

International Geographic Distribution of First-Year Students

China:

27

Vietnam:

5

Nigeria:

3

Bahamas, Brazil,
Cambodia, Canada,
Korea, Mexico,
Netherlands, Serbia:



1 each

Class
Personality

Overall ethnic diversity
(15% domestic diversity):


21%

Community service
participation in high school:


83%

Fine and performing arts
participation in high school:


50%

Athletic participation
in high school:


82%

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



501

First-Year Students Academic Interests

First-Year Students Academic Interests