Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is a private, national, four-year, liberal arts college located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1832. The college's campus spreads over 200 acres of land. Gettysburg College offers a host of degrees in more than 40 areas of study. The institution's enrollment consists of national and international students from over 35 states in the U.S. and 30 countries around the world.

Gettysburg College's athletics department fields both men's and women's teams. The sports teams are known as the Bullets, and they participate in the NCAA Division III. There are over 20 sports programs, and the teams participate in baseball, field hockey, soccer, softball, and swimming.

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Gettysburg College
300 N Washington St
Gettysburg , PA 17325-1486
General Phone: (717) 337-6000

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Gettysburg College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts289Latin American studies, Japanese studies, African-American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Ancient Greek language, ...
Science110biology, biochemistry, exercise physiology, chemistry, physics
Business and Management98business management
Therapy and Counseling64psychology
Religion and Philosophy20philosophy, religion
Fine Arts18fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics15mathematics, computational mathematics
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental studies
Music6music, music performance
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5health and physical education
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Education and Teaching2music teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Gettysburg College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree64539

Gettysburg College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gettysburg College had a total enrollment of 2,503 students (2,685 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 51%
20-21 41%
22-24 4%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey17%
New York16%
(International Students)3%
New Hampshire1%
North Carolina1%

Gettysburg College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

Gettysburg College Room and Board (2007)

Gettysburg College offers campus housing for 2,139 of its 2,685 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Gettysburg College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal610690
SAT Math610690
ACT Composite2730

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT9%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Gettysburg College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,730
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,730
Room and board $ 9,100
Room charge $ 4,880
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,220
Books and supplies $ 500
Other expenses $ 500

Financial Aid:
Gettysburg College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 326800)

Gettysburg College Faculty

Gettysburg College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3139
Non-tenured and not on tenure track136

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year37$103,10912$95,736
Associate professoracademic year33$76,17633$74,420
Assistant professoracademic year32$61,43737$54,407
Instructoracademic year4$57,6756$52,213
Lectureracademic year8$50,0012*
All faculty totalacademic year114$78,29490$67,112

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gettysburg College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Centennial Conference
Basketball Centennial Conference
Baseball Centennial Conference
Track Centennial Conference

Gettysburg College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Japanese Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Computational Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Exercise Physiology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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