Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is a small liberal arts school located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, one of our country’s most historic towns. Consistently voted as one of the most beautiful campuses, it resonates with history. During the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought nearby with Pennsylvania Hall serving as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Centrally located, its one hour from Baltimore, 90 minutes from D.C., two hours from Philadelphia and approximately three hours from NYC.


Stay: Gettysburg Hotel | Breakfast: The Lincoln Diner

Lunch: Hunt's Cafe  | Dinner: One Lincoln


Visitor Information: Tour Gettysburg

Stay: Owned by Gettysburg College, the recently renovated Gettysburg Hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown Gettysburg within walking distance to campus. Another good choice is The Wyndham, less than a 10 minute drive away.

Coffee: Head to Gettysburg Baking Company for their fresh brewed coffee and homemade breads.

Breakfast: Order the pancakes or french toast at The Lincoln Diner.  If you are staying at the Wyndham, 1863 Restaurant is an easy choice for breakfast. The Ragged Edge Coffee House has great morning sandwiches (good for lunch as well.) In the warmer months, enjoy eating in their garden.

Lunch: Serving great milkshakes to go with their excellent cheesesteaks, go to Hunt's Cafe.



Casual: With a warm atmosphere and delicious food dine at newly opened, Food 101. Students rave about the truffle parmesan fries.  Approximately a 10 minute drive away, Fiddler and Co. specializes in rustic cuisine using seasonal ingredients. Both restaurants are BYOB.


A Step Up: Located at the Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln ranks high among parents and students alike. Inspired by fresh, local ingredients, Sidney Willoughby Run features small plates that are fun to share.

Local Attractions: Take a tour of the Gettysburg Battlefields, rent “Getty-peds” or bikes and ride through the battlefields during sunset! Visit the Soldiers National Cemetery where many Union soldiers are buried.  Park rangers can guide you through the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Views From a College Counselor: Stuart Nachbar of Educated Quest remarks on his recent visit to Gettysburg: “Gettysburg’s profile has risen among liberal arts colleges, in part because of its strong ties to American history and politics. But it is also one of only ten National Liberal Arts colleges that has its own music conservatory. It also has a strong Global Studies program that combines languages, the social sciences and study abroad and a STEM Scholars program for students interested in the sciences. Overall, Gettysburg College has 60 majors, more than most schools of its size, including very well developed programs in Economics, Environmental Studies, Music and Psychology, among others.” To see Stuart’s full profile of Gettysburg click here. Be sure to click on the extended profile link at the bottom of the page to see a comprehensive guide that includes facts on SAT and ACT mid ranges, comparable colleges, curriculum, the alumni network, safety on campus and costs—just to name a few. 

— Quotes From Campus —

Close- knit community where students have a good balance of work and play.
— Emily
Greek life is a huge component to the social scene, but students don’t rush until sophomore fall.
— Nicole






School Colors

Orange & Blue

Acceptance Rate


Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Decision 1 and 2


Average - 1370


Average - 28




Small - 2,371 Undergraduates




Admissions Office

300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

(p) (717) 337-6100
(f) (717) 337-6145

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division III

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Janet Morgan Riggs
Carol Bellamy

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