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Gettysburg College Admission Requirements

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Gettysburg College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Gettysburg College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Gettysburg College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Gettysburg College is 48%.  It ranks #11 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Gettysburg College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 3,120 out of 6,468 applicants were admitted.

Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Gettysburg College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Gettysburg College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Gettysburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Gettysburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Gettysburg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Gettysburg College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Gettysburg College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Gettysburg College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Gettysburg College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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High School Class Rank

60% 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 60%
Top 25% of class 83%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Gettysburg College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,442 3,026 6,468
Accepted 1,661 1,459 3,120
Acceptance Rate 48% 48% 48%
Enrolled 327 313 640
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Gettysburg College is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Gettysburg College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Gettysburg College Application 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.


What is my chance of getting into Gettysburg College?

48% 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.