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Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PAwww.gettysburg.edu
Gettysburg College is a liberal arts school with about 2,600 students. Its 200-acre campus is near Gettysburg National Military Park, which marks the site of the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. Perhaps not surprisingly, one of Gettysburg College's signature programs is Civil War era studies, offered as a minor to undergraduates with courses like "Gone With the Wind" and "John Brown: Freedom Fighter or Fanatic?" But the college, which was founded well before the war, in 1832, has its own rich traditions and a broad set of academic choices. Most classes are small, which allows ample opportunity for one-on-one attention from professors. The most popular programs include economics, political science, and organization and management studies. Alumni include politician Ron Paul, author Jerry Spinelli and TV star Carson Kressley. Students say the campus is beautiful and that much of the social culture revolves around the Greek system. There are other traditions, too: Every Thanksgiving, students gather to hold dinners with turkey, potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pie.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$69,700
% of students who get any grants
82%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$37,000
Average price for low-income students
$12,850
admissions
Acceptance rate
46%
Median SAT/ACT Score
NA/NA
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
2,411
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
97%
% of need met
90%
% of students who get merit* grants
18%
Average merit grant
$13,256
student success
Graduation rate
84%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$23,000
Average salary within 3 years
$55,900
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
44%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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