2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$35,794

Net Price

56%

Admitted

18%

Enrolled

82%

Graduation Rate

10/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Gettysburg College

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 2,401. In 2021, there were 70 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #34 in Pennsylvania and ranks #329 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

70

Total Enrollment

2,401

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Gettysburg College

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#34

Pennsylvania Rank

Combining ranking factors for 93 schools that offer psychology degrees in Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College ranks #34.

#329

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Gettysburg College ranks #329.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Gettysburg College offers Experimental Psychology and Research Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
Experimental Psychology35
Research Psychology35
Total Graduates70
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 6,206 students applied to the Gettysburg College. The university admitted 56% and 18% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Pennsylvania universities is 6,852. On average, all Pennsylvania institutions admit 77% and 23% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Gettysburg College students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 91%. Compared to all Pennsylvania four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Gettysburg College is 82%, compared to 66% for all Pennsylvania universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 18%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare Gettysburg to Pennsylvania Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Gettysburg College to the average of all Pennsylvania four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

Gettysburg

6,206

Applicants

56%

Percent Admitted

18%

Percent Enrolled

91%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

82%

Graduation Rate

PA Colleges

6,852

Applicants

77%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

66%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 226 or 76% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 70 or 24% part-time faculty members employed at Gettysburg College. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 226 or 76%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

Gettysburg

10 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

76%

Percent Full-Time

24%

Percent Part-Time

76%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

PA Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Gettysburg College the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $59,960, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $0 and the average cost for graduate fees is $0.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Gettysburg College in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Gettysburg College2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$14,370
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,000
Total Living Expenses$15,370
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$59,960
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$76,330
In-State, Graduate Tuition$0
In-State, Graduate Fees$0
Total Graduate Expenses$0
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Gettysburg College is $35,794. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Gettysburg College to all Pennsylvania universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

Gettysburg

$76,330

Cost to Attend

$36,403

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$35,794

Net Price

PA Colleges

$45,060

Cost to Attend

$18,452

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$21,691

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 615 or 96%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,333 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $36,403.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,333$36,403
Pell Grants487$4,805
Federal Student Loans1,331$6,065
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Gettysburg College to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

Gettysburg

2,333

Grant or Scholarship Aid

56%

Grants or Scholarships

487

Number of Pell Grants

12%

Pell Grants

1,331

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

PA Colleges

3,134

Grant or Scholarship Aid

49%

Grants or Scholarships

1,217

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,090

Federal Student Loans

32%

Federal Student Loans

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