"Do Great Work"
Gettysburg College has Great Opportunities for Accepted Students
The College Has a Beautiful Campus That is Rich in History
Campus Housing and Classrooms
Writing Center, Language Resource Center, and the Joseph Theater
Theater Arts Department and the Kline Theater
Information on internships and careers after schooling
Station of the Office of Admissions
Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex
Home of the Gettysburg Bullets
Why Am I Considering Gettysburg College?
Frequently Asked Questions
ACT or SAT (subject tests are considered) and participation in an advanced and rigorous high school education.
What activites/programs are offered at Gettysburg College?
There is a large variety of clubs and also several options for women's and men's sports. There are many opportunites for internships and career development through several different programs. Also, there are leadership and community service opportunities for those who are interested.
Why are you considering Gettysburg College?
The college is rich in history, including the fact that one of it's buildings was used as a hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. I am also interested in the variety of clubs and organizations that the college has to offer. They even have the Civil War Institute for those interested in the study of history.
What may people not know about Gettysburg College?
Gettysburg is the eleventh best school in the nation for internships. It was also named one of the "Best Value Colleges for 2014" by the Princeton Review and by Kiplingers' Personal Finance as a "Best Value" among private colleges.
Where is Gettysburg College Located?
Gettysburg College is located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania adjacent to the famous Civil War battlefield
What is the school motto?
"Do great work"
What components make up Gettysburg College?
Gettysburg has many buildings included in it's campus that serve different purposes. There is the Civil War Institute for those who are interested in the study of history. There is also Glatfelter Hall which is used as student housing and classrooms. The Office of Admissions is stationed in The Eisenhower House, named after President Eisenhower who stayed there. Breidenbaugh Hall is the location of the Writing Center, the Language Resource Center, and the Joseph Theater. There are two centers for athletics, Bream Wright Hauser Athletic Complex and the John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Fitness. Included are many other buildings that house different aspects of the school and have a rich history behind them.
Is there a graduate program?
Yes, however some students transfer to other renowned colleges to pursue their Masters.
What is the history of Gettysburg?
Gettysburg College was founded in 1832 by anti-slavery theologian Samuel Schmucker on land provided by abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens. During the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Hall was used as a hospital for hundred of soldiers. Women started to be admitted in 1883. President Dwight D. Eisenhower served on the Board of Trustees for a time, and now the Eisenhower house on campus is named after him.
Are there any notable alumni?
Ron Paul: former politician and frequent presidential candidate
Joe Carbone: a coach for the Los Angeles Lakers
Carson Kressley: star of a former television hit