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Gettysburg College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1832
Affiliation: Lutheran
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,531
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $241,466,706
Admissions Address

300 N. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Website

http://www.gettysburg.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@gettysburg.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gail Sweezey
Admissions office telephone: (800) 431-0803
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $500 (Refundable by April 30)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 3 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 3 4
Foreign language 3 4
Social studies 3 4
History 3 4
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 4 4

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 41%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 70%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 39%
Total applicants: 5,310
Total acceptances: 2,183
Total freshman enrollment: 730
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 40%
Male applicants: 2,488
Male acceptances: 1,025
Male freshman enrollment: 335
 
Female applicants: 2,822
Female acceptances: 1,158
Female freshman enrollment: 395
Out-of-state freshmen: 73%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 66%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 89%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 50%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 620 – 690
Math: 600 – 670
Combined: 1220 – 1360

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 20.0% 9.0%
600-699 62.0% 65.0%
500-599 18.0% 26.0%
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 27 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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