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Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PAWWW.GETTYSBURG.EDU
Gettysburg College is a liberal-arts school with over 2,400 students. Its 220-acre campus is adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park, which marks the site of the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. Perhaps not surprisingly, one of Gettysburg College's signature programs is Civil War era studies, offered as a minor to undergraduates. But the college, which was founded well before the war, in 1832, has its own rich traditions and a broad set of academic choices. Most classes are small, which allows ample opportunity for one-on-one attention from professors. The most popular programs include social sciences, English, and psychology. Alumni include Ron Paul, Jerry Spinelli and Carson Kressley. Students say the campus is beautiful and that much of the social culture revolves around the Greek system. There are other traditions, too: Every Thanksgiving, students group together to hold dinners with turkey, potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pie.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$68,300
% of students who get any grants
80%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$37,200
Average price for low-income students
$10,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
43%
Median SAT/ACT Score
NA/NA
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
2,615
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
95%
% of need met
90%
% of students who get merit* grants
16%
Average merit grant
$12,279
student success
Graduation rate
87%
Average time to a degree
4 years
Average student debt
$22,000
Average salary within 3 years
$52,600
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
44%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Jan 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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