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If you want to know more about Gettysburg College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. 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?

Quality Badge

2021 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 46 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

Gettysburg landed the #80 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% 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 74%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  74 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

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Gettysburg College.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Gettysburg

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,441 undergraduates at Gettysburg with 2,433 being full-time and 8 being part-time.

Gettysburg Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 87.53 out of 100, Gettysburg is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.53 out of 100
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How Much Does Gettysburg College Cost?

The overall average net price of Gettysburg is $27,803. 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 +
$12,203 $13,097 $19,081 $24,745 $38,390

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 56% of students took out student loans averaging $5,593 a year. That adds up to $22,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gettysburg is 1.2%. 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. That's great news for Gettysburg students since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Gettysburg College make the most money.

Location of Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city 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 82 $55,100
Business Administration & Management 80 $46,400
Political Science & Government 60 $39,400
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 51 NA
General Psychology 47 $34,300
History 45 NA
General English Literature 44 $33,500
General Biology 28 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 27 NA
Philosophy 25 NA

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

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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