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Gettysburg College Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College

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Gettysburg College Description:

Gettysburg College is a highly-ranked liberal arts college located in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The college has a strong teaching focus with a roughly 11 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.

Explore the Campus:

Gettysburg College Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,600 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,870
  • Books: $500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,950
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $58,320

Gettysburg College Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 74%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 69%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,546
    • Loans: $5,002

Scholarships for Gettysburg College (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English, Exercise Physiology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 80%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Gettysburg College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/college_history/mission_statement.dot

"Gettysburg College, a national, residential, undergraduate college committed to a liberal education, prepares students to be active leaders and participants in a changing world. This statement is grounded in the core values of the institution:

The worth and dignity of all people and the limitless value of their intellectual potential;

The power of a liberal arts education to help students develop critical thinking skills, broad vision, effective communications, a sense of the inter-relatedness of all knowledge, sensitivity to the human condition, and a global perspective, all necessary to enable students to realize their full potential for responsible citizenship;

The enrichment of the traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the most promising intellectual developments of the age;

The free and open marketplace of ideas and the exploration of the ethical and spiritual dimensions of those ideas, both indispensable to helping students learn to determine which have lasting value;

The value of a lifelong commitment to service, and the role of the College in both providing an example of public service for students and fostering a commitment to service among our young people; and

A belief that a residential college is the most effective means of promoting the personal interaction between student and professor, and student and student which develops the community that is the heart of a liberal arts education."

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