Ask any alum, and they’ll likely tell you that that their investment in Gettysburg College was one of the best they ever made. In fact, given the choice to start their undergraduate experience over, almost 90% of grads would again choose Gettysburg.
Now, it’s clear that others agree with our alums.
Today, Gettysburg College was named as one of The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges for 2014. The honor was presented to only 150 colleges out of 2,000 surveyed nationwide in 2012-13 concerning their academics, cost and financial aid awards.
“It is such an honor to be recognized as one of only 75 private colleges in the nation praised for their value related to cost, academics, and financial aid,” said Barbara Fritze, Gettysburg College’s Vice President of Enrollment and Educational Services. “In this period of economic uncertainty, it is clear that investing in a college education – specifically a Gettysburg College education – is a wise move, a fact evidenced by our high graduation and young alumni employment rates.”
With more than $47 million awarded in financial aid over the last year, over 80% of students graduating in four years, 94% of the Class of 2012 employed or in graduate school within a year after graduation, and an average debt at graduation that’s lower than its peer institutions, it’s not surprising that Gettysburg College made the prestigious list.
The Princeton Review selects schools based on its analysis of more than 30 data points with cost data reflecting school-reported figures for 2013-14. The company also factors in data it collected over the past three academic years from its surveys of students about their satisfaction with their financial aid awards and academic experiences at their schools.
According to The Princeton Review, the schools that made the Best Value Colleges for 2014 list are exceptional for two reasons – they provide stellar academics at an affordable cost – either via a comparatively low sticker price or generous financial aid (or both). Students who attend the schools on the list don't have to mortgage their futures to pay for their degrees.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Nikki Rhoads, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803
Posted: Tue, 28 Jan 2014
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