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.

SHORTCUTS

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.

Dinner

 

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.

— 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

GETTYSBURG FAST FACTS

Established

1806

Mascot

Bullet

School Colors

Orange & Blue

Acceptance Rate

39.5%

Common Application

Yes

Supplement Essays

No

Early Action/Decision

Early Decision 1 and 2

Type

Private

Size

Small

Website

gettysburg.edu

Region

Mid-Atlantic
Mid-atlantic

Admissions Office

300 North Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

(p) (717) 337-6100
(f) (717) 337-6145
admiss@gettysburg.edu

Gail Sweezey, Director of Admissions

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division III

Greek Life

Yes

Noteworthy Alumni

Janet Morgan Riggs
Carol Bellamy

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