Facts & Figures

College Information

Gettysburg College is a highly selective national, four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,600, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The College was founded in 1832.

Key Facts

Alumni employed or in graduate school within a year after graduating

98% of the Gettysburg 2017 graduating class are employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduation.


Student-faculty ratio

Student-faculty ratio is currently around 9 to 1.


Historical admissions trends

Overall the number of applicants has increased during the past 10 years.


College-administered financial aid

Gettysburg College awarded $51.5 million in merit scholarships and need-based grants for the 2016-17 academic year, benefiting 66% of the student body.


Number of alumni who earned research doctorates

During 1966-2017, at least 1166 Gettysburg alumni earned research doctorates, ranking Gettysburg 52nd among 583 Baccalaureate Colleges.


First-year historical retention rates

Freshman-to-sophomore retention rates in the recent years have been hovering around 90%.


Historical graduation rates

Graduation rates in the recent years have remained high and stable.


Geographical distribution of alumni

Alumni reside in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada, and in 5 continents around the world.