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Gettysburg College: 2024 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Gettysburg College. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to Gettysburg College, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Gettysburg College statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Gettysburg College on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Gettysburg College, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at Gettysburg College

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    What Is Gettysburg College’s Acceptance Rate?

    Last year Gettysburg College’s acceptance rate was 39.77. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    As you can see, Gettysburg College is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that Gettysburg College will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Gettysburg College - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 43.0 % 46.0 % 39.77 %
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    Does Gettysburg College Require Test Scores?

    Gettysburg College requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Gettysburg College’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Gettysburg College’s average SAT score is 1340 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Gettysburg College is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 635 700 667
    Reading 635 710 672
    2019 Total 1270 1410 1340
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Gettysburg College’s average SAT score is 1340. To be a competitive applicant for Gettysburg College your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 1270, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Gettysburg College a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1410.

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    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Gettysburg College admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 1340 on the SAT or 0 on the ACT.
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    3. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.81.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with Gettysburg College’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Gettysburg College values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
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    3. Volunteer in your hometown. Gettysburg has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Gettysburg College wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Gettysburg area in general.
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    5. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Gettysburg College needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Gettysburg College something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
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    3. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Gettysburg College app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
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    5. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that Gettysburg College’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.