Gettysburg College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
Gettysburg College is a tight-knit community of undergraduates. The students always seem to be enjoying themselves while maintaining a rigorous workload. Living on campus is required for all four years, and the facilities are very nice. Most students study abroad in their sophomore or junior year. The center for globalization studies provides resources and makes this process easy. The food on campus attracts a lot of students. Our dining center, servo, always has healthy and delicious options. The school prides itself on providing great alternative options for students with allergies. Classes are usually small and professors encourage student participation. Going to class is necessary unlike some bigger schools, and creating a relationship with professors is easy and rewarding. It seems like most of the students here are involved with athletics whether it be varsity, club, or intramural. The majority of students live a healthy lifestyle and present themselves well. Overall the school is a great place to grow as a young adult.
I adored Gettysburg. The sense of community is so strong and the professors are great.
Gettysburg provides a valuable education and college experience. Although they have made strides to increase diversity on campus (both socio-economic and ethnic) I feel the student body is still overwhelmingly white from upper-middle class and above. Greek life dominates the social scene.
Academically, the program was rigorous and engaging. Socially, I was out of place not being from the upper middle class.
I loved Gettysburg. The community is tight knit and continues to support you post-grad. I couldn't have had a better college experience and wouldn't change any of it.
The school was a good fit for me. It was a small liberal arts college where students were very involved on campus and the faculty was engaged with the students. If I could go back, I would major in history again. I picked it because I was very passionate about the subject matter. At the end of the day, focusing on a major that you are passionate about is what matters. You are going to study it for 4 years so you should at least enjoy it and not think about whether it will find you a job later. Also, get involved on campus! Some of the most relevant work experience I had in college was through volunteering and college organizations.