Gettysburg College rankings underscore academic excellence, career, and alumni connections

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At Gettysburg College, experiential learning opportunities complement rigorous academic standards. Our respected liberal arts curriculum comes to life in the classroom, where our dedicated faculty collaborate with students on innovative research and exploration.

Doing great work in the classroom leads to countless opportunities to make an impact in unlimited career fields, and—thanks to our powerful alumni network—Gettysburgians are integrally connected through our passion and sense of purpose. As a result, pride in our work is on display every day in the classroom, in the workplace, and around the world.

It’s also evident in the recognition we receive from reputable outside organizations. From best alumni network, to best classroom experience, read more about several of our latest national rankings.

U.S. News recognizes College’s teaching excellence, innovation

U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Gettysburg in the top 50 liberal arts colleges nationwide, according to the 2019 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Gettysburg College was also ranked No. 28 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.”

Princeton Review ranks Gettysburg No. 22 in “Top 25 Colleges for Best Alumni Networks”

The Princeton Review included Gettysburg College in its list of 200 Colleges that Pay You Back, as well as recognizing the power of our alumni and career networks—ranking us No. 22 on the “Top 25 Colleges for Best Alumni Networks” list and No. 25 on the “Top 25 Best Schools for Internships” list.

Other callouts from Princeton Review’s The Best 384 Colleges included rankings on lists such as: Best Athletic Facilities (No. 12), Best Campus Food (No. 13), Best Classroom Experience (No. 15), and Best Science Lab Facilities (No. 17), to name a few. Gettysburg College was also featured in Princeton Review’s book, Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom.

Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rank Gettysburg No. 37 on “Best Liberal Arts College” list

The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education partnered to create a Higher Education College Ranking, “providing students and institutions with access to a comprehensive list of over 1,000 institutions evaluated on their educational impact.”

Of the more than 1,000 institutions included in the ranking, the College was No. 37 among liberal arts institutions, and No. 100 nationally.

Robust global study programs earn Gettysburg top ranking from Institute for International Education (IIE)

For the fourth year in a row, the College was recognized by the Institution of International Education (IIE). Gettysburg College is now ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania and No. 5 in the entire nation for our mid-length study abroad opportunities.

Named to multiple “Best Value” lists

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Best College Values guide ranked the College number 51 out of liberal arts colleges based on criteria that ranged from selectivity and first-year retention rate to financial aid and average student indebtedness upon graduation.

Gettysburg made two of Forbes’s college rankings: “America’s Top Colleges—ROI” (50 among liberal arts schools, 130 nationally) and “Best Value Colleges.” Factors included student’s ratings of professors, post-graduate success, self-reported salary, tuition costs, and graduation rates.

In Time’s Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” 2018 list, the College was ranked 32 among liberal arts schools, and 146 among all colleges and universities across the country.

Gettysburg College salaries trend favorably in 2018 PayScale College Salary Report

In a ranking that examines the self-reported early-career and mid-career salaries of alumni, the latest PayScale College Salary Report ranked the College No. 27 among liberal arts institutions across the country.

From how we teach students to the lifelong connections we foster between alumni, Gettysburg remains a force for good. The latest national rankings confirm what we’ve known since 1832: at Gettysburg, we Do Great Work.