Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Gettysburg College

Acceptance Rate

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Admission Difficulty for Gettysburg College
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How hard is it to get into Gettysburg College and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,847 out of 6,269 applicants were admitted making Gettysburg College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Gettysburg College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Gettysburg College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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You will need above average high school grades to get into Gettysburg College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gettysburg College was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #41 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Gettysburg College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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High School Class Rank

69% of Gettysburg College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Gettysburg College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 69%
Top 25% of class 89%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Gettysburg College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,326 2,943 6,269
Accepted 1,503 1,344 2,847
Acceptance Rate 45% 46% 45%
Enrolled 403 345 748
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 26% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 15 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Gettysburg College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Gettysburg College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Gettysburg College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212674 IPEDS survey data for Gettysburg College.

Frequently Asked Questions

45% of those who apply are granted admission to Gettysburg College. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.