College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process, many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: campus size, location, number of students on campus, majors, tuition, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and other activities. When considering a college, students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process, and we strongly encourage students to visit any and all schools that interest them, especially if these schools are fairly close by. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future, and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their families useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore we ask that students also research colleges by using their Naviance accounts and scheduling meetings with their counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughter's individual counselor if you have any further questions.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Gettysburg College

 Gettysburg College 

Location:  Gettysburg, PA
Visited by:  Ms. Diozzi
on August 20, 2012

Students call this building "Hogwarts"

Located one mile from Gettysburg National Military Park, two hours from Philadelphia and just under 1.5 hours from Washington D.C., this liberal arts college was founded in 1832.

Campus type:  Suburban/rural
Student population:  2700 undergraduates.

Most popular majors:  Political science, Organizational Management
studies, History (always among the top three), Psychology, Biology, English.

Application History

                Applied                      Admitted                    Attended
2011             1                                   0                                0
2010             0
2009             0
2008             1                                   0                                0

The campus is small and intimate and somewhat separate from the rest of the historic town.  As our guide said, "We get all the benefits of being in a tourist town - without the tourists." The oldest building on campus dates from the mid-19th century, and the newest, a state of the art LEED certified athletic center, has just opened.  The college offers a traditional liberal arts education and also has its own conservatory program offering degrees in theater and music.  The college's most famous president was former US President Dwight Eisenhower, who is still very much celebrated on campus. His daughter, Susan, is the chair emeritus for the Eisenhower Institute which promotes public policy and leadership. Athletics are also very popular at Gettysburg and it is a D3 college.

They like Ike.

View of campus from Gettysburg Battlefield.

First building on campus, formerly College of PA

New athletic center

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