Total Enrollment: 2,472
Institution Size: 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting: Suburban
Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors
School Calendar Type: Semester
Total Undergrad Enrollment: 2,472
Total Grad Enrollment: 0
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Gettysburg is a great community. The majority of students come from the mid-Atlantic and New England, and share a lot in common, which helps create bonds throughout the majority of the student...
There is definite friction between the town and the school. Gettysburg is an old town, with many historic buildings from the 1800s, and over time, the school has purchased many of the town's...
It's a place where you're really LIVING in and around history! Some of the buildings are Civil War era.... the battlefields are a short car-ride away.... the campus is comfortable and is...
It's close to some major cities, but not that close... If you're used to having a lot of options (theater, restaurants, arts), it can be a challenge.
Everyone is so welcoming and laid-back. The professors are very well-educated and work with students individually if necessary so they can succeed
There's no transportation nearby that leaves PA (i.e. I want to go home to MA for breaks, but it's really hard to find a train or bus that leaves from here to there)
I wish I knew What www.half.com was - cheap textbooks are a must.
Every student at this school needs An open mind. There is a decent amount of diversity here, and coming to campus as a freshman, it helps to be accepting and open-minded about all the things that happen on campus. Whether it's just simple observation of students that do strange things you've never seen before, or even just getting used to seeing carriages and Civil War Reenactors all over. College in general comes with exposure to so many experiences and ideas that you may never have even dreamed of before. It helps to be open to change, inquisitive and interested in all the new things going on.
I wish I knew They really don't play up the high standards of academics here like they did at some other schools I looked at. The coursework in all subject areas is designed to be challenging, but not impossible. And if you ever struggle, there is always a TA, PLA or Professor available to help. (Only Professors teach lecture though!)
Another awesome thing is nice dorms! and the entire campus is walkable. theme nights at the dining hall.
I wish I knew lack of Yidden and Jewish life there