Gettysburg College

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Gettysburg College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Gettysburg, PA, a predominately urban area. There are around 2,700 students enrolled per year at Gettysburg College.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score in the range of 1200 - 1370 on the SAT exam, or 27 - 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Gettysburg College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.55 - 3.57. This school has an acceptance rate of 42 percent with 31 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Gettysburg College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Gettysburg College was reported as 41.6% in Fall 2013 with over 5,450 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 27 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Gettysburg College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Gettysburg College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gettysburg College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 40.4%
  • 2010-2011: 40.3%
  • 2011-2012: 39.9%
  • 2012-2013: 40.3%
  • 2013-2014: 41.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 40.7%

How Does Gettysburg College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Gettysburg College is thirty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount St Mary's University67.4%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto82.7%
McDaniel College75.9%
Wilson College52.7%
Dickinson College44.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Gettysburg College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score27 - 29
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