Gettysburg College ranks positively with news organizations, higher ed groups

Gettysburg College has received positive marks throughout the summer by several news organizations and higher education groups that rate colleges and universities on everything from admission rate, academic quality, alumni outcomes, and the overall undergraduate experience.

Here's how we did.

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Gettysburg is one of 373 colleges and universities profiled in their 2011 edition, The Best 373 Colleges. It includes ranking lists based on student surveys. Gettysburg has been chosen for the "Best in the Northeast" section. From hundreds of institutions, The Princeton Review selected these colleges and universities primarily for their excellent academic programs.

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One of the frontrunners in the realm of rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Gettysburg in the Top 50 national liberal arts colleges at 47th this year. To be included in this category, liberal arts colleges must emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the arts or sciences. In terms of selectivity or admission rate, Gettysburg ranks well above its peers in the 26th spot on this survey.
Forbes' list of public and private colleges and universities ranks the best schools ­ from the students' point of view ­ in one category. Their list of more than 600 undergraduate institutions is based on the quality of the
education they provide, the student experience, and outcomes. The institutions in this ranking count among the best in the country. Gettysburg is ranked at 123rd on this list.

A return on investment (ROI) calculation tells you what you get back for what you spend, and it's how has ranked colleges and universities. With the average cost for college rising, PayScale has
evaluated what institutions will return the biggest dividends for students after graduation. Gettysburg placed 69th, ahead of many of our peer institutions. In the Top 75 colleges and universities, only 16 were private liberal arts colleges.

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The magazine listed Gettysburg College as 18th among its 25 Most Desirable Rural Schools. Newsweek said it based its determination on the percentage of accepted students who enroll, admissions, test scores, endowment, student-to-faculty ratio, retention, as well as climate and the quality of facilities, housing, and dining.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

By: Kendra Martin, director of media relations & news content, 717.337.6801

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2010




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