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Gettysburg College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Gettysburg College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Gettysburg College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Gettysburg College was awarded 287 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is exercise physiology and kinesiology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Gettysburg is ranked #72 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Gettysburg held the #80 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Gettysburg is also ranked #9 out of 134 schools in Pennsylvania.

See all of the rankings for Gettysburg College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Gettysburg?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Gettysburg College is a competitive 48%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Learn more about Gettysburg College admissions.

Gettysburg College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Gettysburg is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Gettysburg College is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gettysburg College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Gettysburg College has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Gettysburg the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 79%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  79 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Gettysburg College.

Gettysburg College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,507 undergraduates at Gettysburg with 2,496 being full-time and 11 being part-time.

How Much Does Gettysburg College Cost?

The overall average net price of Gettysburg is $26,513. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Gettysburg

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,244 $14,029 $16,918 $25,892 $39,649

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Gettysburg, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Gettysburg, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $7,703 a year. That adds up to $30,812 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gettysburg is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Gettysburg Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Gettysburg make around $56,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Gettysburg students since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Gettysburg College make the most money.

Location of Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Gettysburg are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-337-6300

Gettysburg College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 74 $59,425
Political Science & Government 74 $41,007
Business Administration & Management 67 $51,940
General English Literature 51 $39,009
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 46 $37,748
Child Development & Psychology 43 NA
General Biology 41 $30,409
History 34 $29,141
Natural Resources Conservation 32 $29,685
Romance Languages 25 $39,009

Learn more about the majors offered at Gettysburg College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Gettysburg

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,629 students took at least one online class at Gettysburg College. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,629 1,629
2018-2019 0 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Gettysburg College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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