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Gettysburg College is a private, national, four-year, liberal arts college located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States. It was established in the year 1832. The college's campus spreads over 200 acres of land. Gettysburg College offers a host of degrees in more than 40 Course Topics. The institution's Enrolment consists of national and international students from over 35 states in the U. S. and 30 countries around the world.

Gettysburg College's athletics department fields both men's and women's teams. The sports teams are known as the Bullets, and they participate in the NCAA Division III. There are over 20 sports programs, and the teams participate in baseball, field hockey, soccer, softball, and swimming.

Profile of Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is in Gettysburg, PA. Gettysburg is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is classified as a Evangelical Lutheran Church college. Gettysburg College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at Gettysburg College include science, mathematics, drama and performing arts, and liberal arts.

Gettysburg College Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. Just 36% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at Gettysburg College. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 690 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 610 to 670 in 2007.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Gettysburg College teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 2, 503 students study at the school .

Student Life

Gettysburg College offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Centennial Conference athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Gettysburg College, a national, residential, undergraduate college committed to a liberal education, prepares students to be active leaders and participants in a changing world. This statement is grounded in the core values of the institution: The worth and dignity of all people and the limitless value of their intellectual potential; The power of a liberal arts education to help students develop critical thinking skills, broad vision, effective communications, a sense of the inter-relatedness of all knowledge, sensitivity to the human condition, and a global perspective, all necessary to enable students to realize their full potential for responsible citizenship; The enrichment of the traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the most promising intellectual developments of the age; The free and open marketplace of ideas and the exploration of the ethical and spiritual dimensions of those ideas, both indispensable to helping students learn to determine which have lasting value; The value of a lifelong commitment to service, and the role of the College in both providing an example of public service for students and fostering a commitment to service among our young people; and A belief that a residential college is the most effective means of promoting the personal interaction between student and professor, and student and student which develops the community that is the heart of a liberal arts education. "

Gettysburg College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts257political science, history, English, economics, sociology, Spanish language, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management105business management
Science92biology, exercise physiology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry
Therapy and Counselling62psychology
Religion and Philosophy21philosophy, religion
Mathematics18computational mathematics, mathematics
Fine Arts15fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management14environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Music4music, music performance
Education and Teaching1music teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical Education

Contact: Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College

300 N Washington St

Gettysburg, PA 17325-1486

General Phone: (717) 337-6000

http://www.GETTYSBURG. EDU

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