Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential American college of the liberal arts and sciences with close proximity to major cities, such as Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

With 69 academic programs and over 120 clubs and organizations, including 24 NCAA Division III sports, Gettysburg’s 2700 students are highly engaged in a rigorous program.

Distinctive programs include the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, the Eisenhower Institute for Public Policy, the Garthwait Leadership Center, and our Center for Public Service.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 42%
  • Average ACT score: 29
  • Average SAT score: 1300 (without writing included)
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; History; Genetics; Humanities; International Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Management; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid, Merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $67,490


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Women's Golf; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball; Men's Wrestling

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