Gettysburg College

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General Information

Admission Office
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1484
(717) 337-6100
(800) 431-0803
Fax: (717) 337-6145

Contact: Gail Sweezey
Director of Admissions
Main Address
300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-6000

Total undergrads: 2,457
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 714
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,457

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: $55
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 38%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 90%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian American Studies B
Asian Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Japanese Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Conservation Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Nonprofit Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Music Teacher Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Mechanics B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Japanese B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


American History (U.S.) B
Asian History B
European History B
History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Behavioral Sciences B
Biological/Physical Sciences B
Global Studies B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B
Natural Sciences B
Neuroscience B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Water/Wetlands/Marine Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

American Government/Politics B
Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Gettysburg College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (717) 337-6300
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,370
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 84%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,370 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $56,390
Out-of-state Tuition: $56,390
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $34,270

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Gettysburg College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Gettysburg College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 7
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Grand total 43

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Gettysburg College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $56,390
Out-of-state $56,390
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 676 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 657 88% $34,270
Student loan aid 406 54% $5,552

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,203 90% $32,943
Federal student loans 1,380 57% $6,258

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Gettysburg College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Gettysburg College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,914 2,828 3,086
Percent admitted 100% 49% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 12% 11%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Gettysburg College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,370
Undergraduate enrollment 2,370
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Gettysburg College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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