Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 Students: 69%
- 20 to 49 Students: 31%
- 50 or More Students: 0%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management: 5%
- Economics and Econometrics: 4%
- English Language Studies: 4%
- Political Science and Government, General: 4%
Special Study Options
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
- Breidenbaugh Hall
- Glatfelter Hall
- Musselman Library
Tips to Succeed
- As much of a pain as it might be, take the time to learn how to use Blackboard, CNAV, and Peoplesoft. While you will probably use Blackboard fairly frequently, chances are that if you don't know how to navigate Peoplesoft for instance, it will come back to haunt you just about the only time you really need it: class pre-registration.
- Class sizes are small for a reason. You will be missed (and you will miss out) if you don't show up on a regular basis.
- Don't feel like you have to have a major picked out before you arrive on campus. You are allowed to hold off on declaring until the end of your sophomore year, and you should use that time to decide what you'd really like to do. It's a lot harder to switch from a major you've already declared than to just declare in the first place.
- Learn to love Servo or learn how to cook.
- Losing your room key is embarrassing and expensive-try to keep track of it.
- Professors make an effort to have lots of office hours. Make an effort to use them.
- The library is a great place to study and work. However, you are not the only student who knows this.
Did You Know?
- Gettysburg offers the opportunity for students to design their own majors, working with the Interdisciplinary Studies Department to incorporate existing classes into a unique choice of major.
- Gettysburg is the only college in the country to offer a Civil War era studies minor.
- First-year students are required to take a First Year Seminar, a course designed to hone fundamental skills of writing, speaking, and critical thinking. FYS classes are constructed around a subject of personal interest of the instructor.
- Gettysburg recently dropped its Health and Exercise Science credit from its list of core requirements. That means no more required gym class for incoming students.