Founded in 1832, the College upholds a rigorous commitment to the liberal arts in all their breadth and depth. Combined with experiential learning and a drive to Do Great Work, there are no bystanders here.
65 academic programs, 120+ clubs and organizations, 1,000+ leadership opportunities.
We prepare students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and lifelong learners who can impact positive change. Thanks to our rigorous liberal arts and sciences curriculum, as well as our pre-law and pre-med advising programs offered through the Center for Career Engagement, our alumni find that they are prepared to thrive in competitive and top-notch graduate and professional school programs.
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Residence hall living is a vital component of Gettysburg College's educational experience. The residential life program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about themselves, others, and how to be engaged citizens on campus.
First-year students work closely with professional and student staff to develop vibrant communities and to capitalize on the “teachable moments” that emerge through the residential experience. The First-Year Community Learning Plan is intended to prepare students to be active leaders who take purposeful action in service of the community.
Musselman Library provides access to books, journals, videos, sound recordings, rare books, and manuscripts, many in online format. The online catalog, is freely available and provides a description of the books, DVDs, and CDs in the collection. The journal locator provides a list of online and print journals in the collection. A list of the online databases is available on the library's website.
Health & Counseling Services offers a wide range of primary care treatment services and referrals to help students maintain good physical and emotional health.In our work, we aid the exploration of personal, social, health, and academic concerns. We value students’ unique perspectives based on their wide array of backgrounds.
With 24 varsity sports that compete at the NCAA Division III intercollegiate level, Gettysburg is a founding member of the Centennial Conference. An active campus recreation and intramural program that includes club sports and fitness classes will also keep you moving.
With more than 120 clubs and organizations, it is easy to get involved — academic, arts & music, cultural, media, political, religious, service, social, sports and outdoors, and more. All are run by students, and create more than 1,000 leadership opportunities.
Gettysburg College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education .