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Gettysburg College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,477
Total Undergrads
Including 17 Part-time
720
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Centennial Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

12
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,880)
12
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,490)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 100 68 - -
Baseball 36 - - -
Basketball 15 16 - Yes
Field Hockey - 28 - Yes
Football 103 - - -
Golf 11 7 - Yes
Lacrosse 47 25 - -
Soccer 37 30 - Yes
Softball - 15 - Yes
Swimming 26 21 - -
Tennis 12 10 - -
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Wrestling 19 - - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.5%
Hispanic 4.0%
Non-resident alien 2.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 82.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 16
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 14
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kaytie from MA
  • 4
  • Dorms are exactly what you would expect. Some are much nicer than others, but the older dorms have the plus of being 15 seconds from the dining hall and library.…

  • Mar-15-2012 Read More
  • Anna from Warminster, PA
  • 5
  • The dorms at Gettysburg College are very nice. The rooms are decently sized and the bathrooms are very nice. Also, as upperclassmen, there are a lot of housing options such…

  • Apr-09-2012 Read More
  • Student
  • 4
  • The dorms are better than other schools I have been to and the campus housing is so good, its not necessary to live off campus as an upperclassmen.…

  • Jul-19-2012 Read More
  • Erin from Slatington, PA
  • 5
  • The dorm life at Gettysburg is great! They do a good job of matching you with someone you are compatible with when you enter your freshman year. After that you…

  • Jul-18-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Madison
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall- Servo, is delicious. Breakfast is by far the best meal that they serve- they have the most delicious eggs, oatmeal and variety of fresh fruit! There are a wide variety of foods to take into account all students' needs. For every meal there are vegan and vegetarian options. Servo is ranked one of the best dining halls in the US.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at Servo is pretty good, even if it does get a bit repetitive after a while.

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  • 5
  • Erin from Slatington, PA
  • Jul-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at Gettysburg is rated among the best! They have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Some of the food is organic, and there is also kosher food available. All of the food is fresh and a lot is made to order! I have yet to have a meal there that I did not enjoy. Also, the cookies are homemade and oh so yummy!

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  • 4
  • Nathan from Hanover, PA
  • May-16-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food was actually fairly good and there's both hot and cold menus served at the little hole in the wall restaurant. Some of the sauces used with the food are bitter, though, and drown out anything else going on there.

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  • 5
  • Jenn from Warminster, PA
  • Jan-09-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is pretty good compared to some other schools. There is always something for everyone available at the dining hall, and there are also a decent amount of other places to eat either on or off campus.

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  • 5
  • Suzy from Syracuse, NY
  • Jan-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Currently our Dining Hall (Servo) is rated #9 in the country; not only is the food really good, but there is always a wide variety of options, and the school is very gluten-free or vegan-accessible. And the specialty dinner that are thrown, like Servo Thanksgiving, are fun and have students literally waiting in line outside for hours.

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  • 5
  • Student
  • Jul-19-2012 I am a current student here

    Absolutely love the food. Servo is one of the

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  • 4
  • Informed
  • Jun-14-2012 I am a current student here

    Bullet is currently blowing. They need to make all the specialty items you can only get with declining dollars available in meal form. Sometimes all I want is a parfait and oj for breakfast, not a bagel or egg sandwich. Also, soy milk. Get on that. Some of us are mildly lactose intolerant, and when I don't want soda my options are juice or water. I want more options. Servo is solid and the commons is over priced. Ike's is shaping up, but needs more drink options. The dive is fabulous, but so far from everything.

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  • 5
  • Shruti from Gettysburg, PA
  • Jun-14-2012 I am a current student here

    Our Dining Center, affectionately named Servo, offers excellent food. Our own chefs for the college prepare dishes that never get old such as chicken bruschetta, fettucine with sun-dried tomatoes and port wine sauce, and pasta ariabatta. Even with a limited meat diet for someone like myself, the options never get old. Also available are quick options such as the Bullet Hole, the Dive, and Ike's for sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza, and grill items. Students never go hungry!

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  • 5
  • Anna from Warminster, PA
  • Apr-09-2012 I am a current student here

    Gettysburg College actually is recognized for its food. The dining hall always serves something for everyone. There is never a day when there is not something delicious on the menu. The food is also pretty healthy, too. Yes, there is pizza and burgers, but they also serve a variety of fresh fruits and veggies at every meal!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Madison
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is huge. The frats are open for parties on the weekends to anyone who wants to attend. However, if you don't rush, it is also very acceptable.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-20-2013 I am a current student here

    There is A LOT of partying on campus. Most people go out to the frats every weekend. A lot of students are involved in Greek Life as well.

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  • 0
  • Erin from Slatington, PA
  • Jul-18-2013 I am a current student here

    I love being involved in Greek Life on Campus! It is a very supportive and fun community! The Greek Community focuses on community service, social connections, and bonding with your brothers and sisters in your chapter.

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  • 0
  • Suzy from Syracuse, NY
  • Jan-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Very strong Greek Life, especially socially active for boys. There are many different options for both genders, but it is not overwhelming. I was independent and I had many good friends in sororities and fraternities, and never was limited socially.

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  • 0
  • Student
  • Jul-19-2012 I am a current student here

    Feels like just about 80% of the students are involved in greek life.

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  • 0
  • Kaytie from MA
  • Mar-15-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is big on campus. We have 11 fraternities and 5 sororities. The sororities do not have houses although the fraternities do, although many of the sisters live together anyway. You rush your sophomore year, to give you time to get to know the school before you make any decision to join or stay independent. The parties are open to everyone and it makes an impression on campus, although it is not exclusive. The Greeks and independents get along and help out with one another's activities really nicely. Its a good mix on campus.

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