Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
46%
Acceptance Rate
6,384
Students Applied
34%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
44
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
26%
Out-Of-State Students
74%
US States Represented
38
Countries Represented
38
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1345
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
635
75th
710
Reading
25th
635
75th
710
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
65
Top 25%
84
Top 50%
99

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-431-0803
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.15 Average Rating
If you are planning to attend Gettysburg College, I would say that you should not stress out too much! It's really not as scary as some people make college sound. I would suggest that you join clubs and organizations to make friends. Be open to new opportunities and be willing to explore new things, because you may end up taking a path that you never saw yourself going on before.
Anna from Warminster, PA
Don't take the Yoga First-Year Seminar. You don't actually do yoga. The school is amazing and so are the people. Everyday I go to bed feeling great about my decision to go to Gettysburg. Although it is a small school, there is plenty to do on and off campus. Also, our mascot is wicked cool- how awesome is it to be a Bullet? Very cool.
Madison
Gettysburg College is a terrific school for anyone who is looking for a small school. I would encourage you to form relationships with your professors, they are really knowledgeable and can really help you get on the right path for fulfilling your dreams. I would also encourage you to take as many different classes as you have room in your schedule to take. Sometimes, taking classes that you normally wouldn't can open your mind to a whole new world of possibilities.
Jenn from Warminster, PA
Go for a visit! It is important in general to visit all schools you apply to, but in the case of Gettysburg, it will absolutely help you make your decision. You will fall in love with it, or you will hate it. Usually, it's the former; a very high percentage of students who come for a visit end up enrolling.
Suzy from Syracuse, NY
In your interview here, the admissions staff isn't trying to trick you. They aren't looking for some phrase that is the password to getting admitted. They want you to be yourself. They want to get to know who you are, so that when they are bringing your application before the entire committee, they have a personality to go with it. So just be you. You don't have to impress anyone. You just need to show them what makes you, you. Are you passionate about your sticker collection? Tell them. Do you have a little business walking all the neighbors dogs? Tell them what you've learned from it, and how it's made you who you are. Just be you. But be proactive as well. They're looking for the best students, the ones who want to go here. Do your research. Learn about your intended major, email professors (and don't be afraid! They love getting email!!) and then be able to talk about how you would contribute, even in some small way, to the school. What you want to do here, what club you want to join, or start, or anything that excites you about Gettysburg.
Kaytie from MA
Make sure you get interviews and visit the campus, it really helped me, especially because I didn't have the greatest test scores around.
Jacob from Superior, CO
Gettysburg is looking for students who are engaged in their community and high school. GET INVOLVED! Gettysburg is academically challenging but is focused on students who do more with their time than just studying. If you have a solid academic standing and show the college that you spent your time being actively engaged you have a good shot at becoming a Gettysburg Bullet!
Erin from Slatington, PA
Make sure you visit the campus; a lot of people end up here and realize they don't like the small campus feel.
We do have a large greek life presence, but do not let this intimidate you. There are so many ways to enjoy Gettysburg without going greek.
Also, if you like snow days, this might not be the best place for you. Gettysburg does not close for bad weather, and if it does (which has happened to me once in two years), classes are still held at the discretion of the professor (and I had class).
Celina from Rocky Ridge, MD

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