Gettysburg College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Glatfelter Hall at Gettysburg College ( more photos). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Gettysburg College is a selective school with an acceptance rate of 45%. Students generally need grades that are well above average to be considered for admission. The college encourages students to submit SAT or ACT scores, but they are not required. A complete application does require an essay and letters of recommendation.

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Admissions Data (2018)

  • Gettysburg College Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Gettysburg
  • Gettysburg College has test-optional admissions and does not report its average SAT and ACT scores to the Department of Education

Gettysburg College Description

Gettysburg College is a highly-ranked liberal arts college located on an attractive campus in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The college has a strong teaching focus with a roughly 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. Gettysburg's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned the college a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. With a new athletic center, a music conservatory, a professional performing arts center and an institute on public policy, Gettysburg offers its students a wide array of rewarding social and educational experiences. In athletics, the Gettysburg Bullets compete in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference. The college fields eleven men's and eleven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2018)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,441 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2018 - 19)

  • Tuition and Fees: $54,480
  • Books: $500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,010
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $68,990

Gettysburg College Financial Aid (2017 - 18)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $31,513
    • Loans: $5,593

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Wrestling, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Lacrosse, Golf

Data Source

National Center for Education Statistics

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