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 2,600 students enrolled per year at Gettysburg College.

This school has an acceptance rate of 48 percent with 24 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Gettysburg College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Gettysburg College was reported as 48.1% in Fall 2020 with over 5,910 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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Gettysburg College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 42.6%
  • 2017-2018: 45.8%
  • 2018-2019: 45.4%
  • 2019-2020: 48.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 43.0%

How Does Gettysburg College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Gettysburg College is eighteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount St Mary's University74.8%
McDaniel College91.8%
Wilson College92.8%
Dickinson College40.1%
Messiah College75.9%

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 2020)

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