Gettysburg College Reviews

4.15 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
  • Gettysburg (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $54,480
86% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Leeann - 12/13/2019
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017
"Gettysburg College offers beautiful campus grounds, decent (but lacking in cultural/ethnic flavor) food, generous financial aid, quality gym facilities and facility workers who are more than polite. Gettysburg has a great school spirit and football games are a delight to attend, even though the team does not do much winning. Though I did not get the chance to study abroad, I know that Gettysburgs study abroad programs are excellent, as many of my peers had the opportunity and did nothing but rave of their experiences. I will acknowledge the availability of my professors and their willingness to help, however there were some professors who undermined my abilities, but did not have the same reservations about my fairer skinned counterparts. Now, the surrounding campus is unwelcoming for students of color, as there are confederate flags and remnants of the pre-civil war south everywhere. In my experience as a student of color, I felt threatened by my more privileged, and white counterparts, as hate messages were shared across campus. From chants of build the wall or we are the 1%, to being called a n*****, witnessing students participate in islamophobia and hate speech, and pleading to administrators who would not defend students targeted by the community as anchor babies. These things being said, I am grateful for the opportunities that Gettysburg afforded me, and the opportunities that I did not take advantage of. The school is making visual changes towards honing a community welcoming for all, but still has progress to make."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Elijah Carrick - 3/2/2017
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2017
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
ashfend - 11/9/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010
"I adored Gettysburg. The sense of community is so strong and the professors are great."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Kalich - 10/5/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2009
"Academically, the program was rigorous and engaging. Socially, I was out of place not being from the upper middle class."
5.0 out of 5 stars
ashfend - 7/27/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/24/2013
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
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