Colleges that pay you back


Gettysburg ranked No. 11 in nation for internship opportunities by The Princeton Review

Return-on-education (ROE)—it’s front of mind for students and parents alike during this time of year, with college decisions right around the corner.

According to The Princeton Review’s latest ranking, Colleges That Pay You Back, Gettysburg earned one of the best ROE scores in the nation based on 40 weighted data points, including academics, cost, financial aid, student debt, graduation rates, alumni salaries, and job satisfaction.

But what truly elevates Gettysburg above the competition is its emphasis on career development. Gettysburg College ranks No. 11 in the country for internship opportunities. The College is one of only four liberal arts institutions recognized by The Princeton Review in the Top 25 Best Schools for Internships category.

“It is truly rewarding to be recognized for both our career development services and our return-on-education,” said Barbara Fritze, Gettysburg College’s Vice President of Enrollment and Educational Services. “A Gettysburg College education is an investment that’s proven to pay off time and time again, as evidenced by our young alumni employment rates and mid-career salaries.”

Gettysburg is committed to working with every student to build their career plan and professional network. This means working with students from their first year to their senior year—guiding them through resume writing and interview techniques, connecting them with job shadowing experiences, and of course, partnering with them to land top-notch internship opportunities.

Once you graduate, however, you may decide to change jobs or even leave your field altogether—a broad-based liberal arts education gives you this flexibility. So what then?

At Gettysburg’s Center for Career Development, these career development services are available not only to current students, but to alumni as well. Gettysburg grads can always reconnect with the College to receive career coaching, professional branding, or any other service that will lead to a great job and a great life.

Gettysburg was also named a Best Value College by The Princeton Review in 2014. View more rankings.


Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Mike Baker, associate director of communications, 717.337.6521.

Posted: Wed, 4 Feb 2015

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