Gettysburg College is located one hour from Baltimore and DC. It is home to about 2,600 students from more than 34 states and 38 countries. A 9:1 student-faculty ratio allows professors to be accessible to their students. The students also have access to 65 academic programs and 120+ clubs and organizations, including a 100-member marching band. Of the 40 available majors, Political Science, International studies, Organization and Management Studies and Public policy and Health Studies are the most popular.
Leadership opportunities are plentiful at Gettysburg College as it is home to Goldwater, Rhodes, Fulbright, and others prestigious fellowship recipients. Research opportunities are available to all students regardless of major and more than half the undergraduates at Gettysburg College take advantage of those opportunities. Outstanding classroom instruction combined with critical research experience results in 98% of the graduates being employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduation.
In addition to the Black Student Union, the Latin American Students’ Association, the LGBTQA Advocacy & Education group, the Office of International Student Services, the Office of Multicultural Engagement and the Women’s Center; Gettysburg College has an Office of Diversity & Inclusion to guarantee no one is left out. This office provides leadership for the College’s initiatives to enhance the intercultural competence of faculty, staff, and students. They truly leave no stone unturned when it comes to making all their students feel welcome and safe on their campus. Also available are themed housing options for students who choose to live as well as study with peers who share their unique interests and background.
Unlike many universities of its stature, Gettysburg College offers a number of summer camps that give the high school student a taste of what it feels like to live on a college campus while learning more about their area of interest. High school students can learn about 3D object modeling and printing, robotics and coding, Civil War Era Studies, Psychology, attend a Young Writers Workshop as well as a variety of athletic camps and clinics.
Gettysburg College does not insist on all work and no play from their students. They sponsor 12 varsity sports for women and an equal number for men. They compete at the NCAA Division III intercollegiate level in the Centennial Conference. If your level of participation in athletics will not land you on a varsity team, don’t worry. There are intramural programs, club sports and fitness classes for the casual athlete and the health-conscious student.
If any of what you read above sounds interesting to you, contact Kourtney Best, Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can supply the additional information you need to make an informed decision about whether Gettysburg College is a good fit for you.