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 Managementstudies, History (always among the top three), Psychology, Biology, English.
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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|