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Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,394 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Gettysburg College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 223 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Gettysburg College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,26% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 92% were in the top quarter, and 72% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Gettysburg College.
59 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
60 Students rated campus food 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
60 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated academics 4 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
17 Students rated Gettysburg College
It was an ok school. There was a ton of promise to the programs, but not enough attention and support was given to the arts programs versus science, and don't get started about the arts versus sports issue. my biggest concern was the lack of student feedback as to the overall running of the school and the spoon feeding style of teaching.
The day before my first day of my freshmen year of college I was terrified. I had no idea what to expect from the people or the environment. I hardly slept the night before I moved in. But when I got there, it was like all my fears went away and I knew that this was the right place for me. Everyone I met was friendly and helpful. It did not feel like high school, where cliques were spotted left and right. Instead I saw a campus and student body that would not only push me academically, but also help me develop into a well-rounded individual. The classes, professors, facilities, and my peers were not a disappointed. They went above and beyond my expectations and I could not be happier at any other academic institution.
Gettysburg the college is wonderful and everything anyone could dream of for a liberal arts school. The only down fall is the town its located in.
I wouldn't trade it for the world.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Gettysburg College is 42%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
They are all friendly people, but many students come from similar backgrounds and have had similar life experiences.
Gettysburg students are stereotyped to be wealthy, preppy and obsessed with grades/money/clothes/partying.
A majority of students do have a lot of money, however NOT all students are wealthy and a lot of students, including myself, get a significant amount of financial aid. I also think that for the most part, the students are very friendly on campus.
I think that academics is a strong point at Gettysburg. My classes are usually small- the smallest being language classes (about 8 students) and the largest my psychology and science classes (maybe around 35 students). As far as I remember every professor made an effort to remember our names. My favorite classes are always my Italian classes because they are small and interactive. My least favorite are the sciences which are difficult and lectures can be tough to pay attention to when the classes are larger. Students study a lot and the library is spacious and a great place to study. During finals or midterms you're lucky if you can find a spot in the library though-that is when the students REALLY get serious. It depends on the individual-some are competitive, some aren't. But I think that students who don't study most definitely flunk out. The most unique class I've taken was probably Music 101. In class we hummed or clapped rhythms, made up titles to songs, and even danced the waltz once. For homework I got to do my favorite hobby-listening to music. I really looked forward to going to that class. My major is psychology. I think we have a great department of professors but I haven't gotten the chance to get to know them on a personal level. I am also in the honor society for psychology but never get any information on it, which is kind of unfortunate I like to attend the psychology seminars and see guest speakers when I can because they are interesting. As psych majors we also help each other out with participating in experiments. My minor is Italian and unlike Psychology I have gotten to know each one of my professors on a personal level (perhaps because of the small class sizes). For example, a professor that I had was willing to help me with scheduling and give me advice even when she wasn't my professor any more. She wrote me a recommendation for the program in Florence and when I met with her to chat about my experience (and also noticed that she hung the postcard I sent her from Italy in her office ;). For the Italian professor I had last semester, who said the most outrageous and funny things in class, I made up a list of his quotes and gave them to him at the end of the semester. I thought he was going to cry he was so appreciative. Throughout the semester we emailed each other back and forth jokes. He also gave me suggestions and advice on career options for Italian and grad schools. I could go on and on, but these are just some examples of how great these professors can really be.
I often feel like I am in a bubble when I'm in Gettysburg because it is very small and there are only so many things you can do over the weekends which become routine and boring. Most students drink or go to frats. The college hosts some concerts and movie nights on weekends but I don't think that a lot of students go to them. Washington DC and Baltimore are not far from Gettysburg and are fun places to go over the weekend but you need a car. The college has yet to provide transportation to cities on the weekends-I think they are working on it though. However I do not regret choosing Gettysburg and I feel that its small size has been beneficial to me academically. The small class sizes help you to build a relationship with your professors and receive individual attention. All of the professors that I've had were more than willing to help me outside of class. The best thing about Gettysburg is probably the campus which is very pretty (especially in the spring) or the food. There are many choices at Servo, the main dining center, the sandwiches at the Bullet Hole are amazing, and the cookies melt in your mouth. I always miss the food over the summer..Oh and another great thing is the study abroad program. About 50% of students study abroad during their time at Gettysburg. I went to Florence for a semester which was an eye opening experience and also a great way to get off of campus and travel.
Gettysburg has a lot of clubs and organizations. There is something for everyone. Dance, singing, political groups, club sports, community service, etc. I met most of my friends through either clubs, my classes, or my freshman year hall. Everyone leaves their doors open freshman year to meet friends but after that mostly everyone keeps them closed. We have had some good guest speakers-we recently had Chelsea Clinton and there was a large turnout. The dating scene sucks in my opinion-the guys are still in the "hook up" stage. I honestly have not met one decent guy besides my gay guy friends while at Gettysburg. Maybe I am looking in the wrong places, but I DO know that you will NOT meet a nice guy at a frat party. Drinking is big on campus and frats are a popular destination for the weekends. Besides drinking, you can go to the movies, take a road trip to Philly or DC or Baltimore, or just chill in your room with your friends. Sometimes the college hosts movie nights, Midnight Madness (free food at the dining hall), comedians, or bands. The social life could definitely use improvement, but depending on who your friends are you can be creative and find fun things to do.
Every day since the first day of my freshman year at college, I wish that I could go back to senior year and give myself one piece of advice and that would be not to underestimate myself. When I was choosing a college during my senior year of high school, I only applied to colleges that enrolled less than three thousand students and that were in the same area as I lived. At the time, I thought I applied to these places because I wanted a small, close to home school. Now, having attended such a school, I?m frustrated everyday by the realization that I was probably too afraid to even apply to a larger school or even one farther away from home. I underestimated what I could handle and now feel a little suffocated by my very tiny and rural school. I can accomplish more than I think I can if I let myself. I limited myself to a specific type of school instead to giving myself options or at least exploring other possibilities.
The unique factors of my school are how small the campus is and it's location. It is hard to go out side without running into at least ten people you know. The campus is really small and convenient. The most interesting part about Gettysburg College is the fact that it is surrounded by history and a battlefield. There are supposedly ghosts and spirits all across campus because of the great battle that was fought here. There is also the Civil War Institue that no other college has.
It is in a small town, so there tends to be not much to do off-campus, especially if you don't have a car. Even if you do, the closest malls and movie theaters are outside town.
Students who are serious about their education and willing to have less of a social life in order to achieve their educational goals. Students who are able to balance their social life with education well. Students who are organized.
For one thing our school is strongy associated with the Civil War because of the Gettysburg battle. As far as accademically, our school doesn't seem to be really known for one particular major. There is a lot of emphasis on trying many different fields since it is a liberal arts school. There does seem to be a lot of science and buisness majors, though.
The size of the school is small but it makes for a good learning environment. Students are able to make personal relationships with professors.
Gettysburg College is a fantastic liberal arts school where you can really figure out what you want to do and pursue many different avenues.
I wish I had known just how cookie-cutter most of the students would be. Often times in my first and second years I felt pressured to dress a certain way or got out with a certain crowd. But, the friends I made in my own circle were better than a sorority full of the Jersey Girls who I passed in the library.
The opportunities the Career Center provide for students. Over breaks there are several networking dinners and job shadowing experiences.
Student talks about why they chose Gettysburg because of scholarships.
The school is extremely expensive. The financial aid department has been somewhat helpful, but of course it will take a lot of work by the student. Also, the school is improving on the network this next semester, which will hopefully make up for the cumbersome issues it had in the first half of the year.
Here is a quick video of a one of the freshman dorms up close. Of the Dorms there are Rice, Paul, and Stine.
A freshman talking about her opinion on Gettysburg college. She is in the freshman dorm Stine.
Someone who had morals and is concerned with their spriritual life. Gettysburg College attempts to destroy duch things.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
80% of students
attending Gettysburg College receive some sort of financial aid.
13% were awarded federal grants.
While 46% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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