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Get the facts about Gettysburg College. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Gettysburg College Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Gettysburg College was awarded 63 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is history.

Overall Quality

Gettysburg landed the #91 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Gettysburg is also ranked #11 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Gettysburg?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Gettysburg College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 46%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Gettysburg College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Gettysburg it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Gettysburg College is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gettysburg College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Gettysburg College has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Gettysburg for first-time, full-time students is 80%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  80 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Gettysburg

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,411 undergraduates at Gettysburg with 2,404 being full-time and 7 being part-time.

Gettysburg Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Gettysburg is 82.14 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  82.14 out of 100
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How Much Does Gettysburg College Cost?

The overall average net price of Gettysburg is $27,597. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Gettysburg

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,851 $20,368 $18,661 $25,764 $37,322

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Gettysburg, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Gettysburg, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $5,413 a year. That adds up to $21,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gettysburg is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Gettysburg Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Gettysburg make around $56,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Gettysburg graduates since it is 38% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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Location of Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Gettysburg is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Gettysburg College

Contact details for Gettysburg are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-337-6300

Gettysburg College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 69 $55,100
Political Science & Government 64 $39,400
Business Administration & Management 63 $46,400
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 55 NA
General Psychology 46 $34,300
General English Literature 42 $33,500
History 33 NA
General Biology 29 NA
Sociology 26 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 26 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Gettysburg College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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