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Elizabethtown College

  • Elizabethtown, PA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 64%36%
    student ratio
  • 1,844
    total students
  • $39,920 | $39,920
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 69%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 560
    sat math
  • 550
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 23
    act composite

Overview

Elizabethtown Is A Private, Residential Co-ed College

Elizabethtown College is a selective private, residential co-ed college of 1,900 students located on 200 acres in historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The campus is near cities rich with cultural, athletic, community, and social opportunities. The college was founded in 1899 by members of the Church of the Brethren.

Elizabethtown College embraces a dedication to peace, social justice, and non-violence; commitment to the value of human dignity; and preparing students to lead rich lives of purpose and meaning. Elizabethtown advances independent thought, personal integrity and social responsibility as the foundations for a life of learning.

Elizabethtown College is a relationship-centered learning community that provides an international and cross-cultural perspective. Elizabethtown teacher/scholars actively engage students in experiential learning. This institute of higher learning prepares students for purposeful lives of meaningful work.

Elizabethtown Students Can Pursue A Wide Variety of Degrees

Elizabethtown students pursue degrees in liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications, and education. The college offers 53 degrees, all with a solid liberal arts foundation - the true secret of success. The school's most popular academic programs are business, communications, education, engineering, occupational therapy, and biology.

Unique programs include music therapy, international business, political philosophy and legal studies, business administration/entrepreneurship, theatre/theatre technology, and forestry and environmental engineering with Duke University. Some students have double majors; some also pursue double majors with an additional minor.

Elizabethtown College Has A High-Level Honors Program

The Honors Program is a high-level academic program for students who are intellectually curious and have high standards of academic excellence. The program provides highly motivated students with special academic opportunities including accelerated courses, one-on-one interaction with faculty, smaller class size, greater research experience, and travel opportunities. The Honors Program offers a distinctive and challenging four-year course of study, encouraging scholarship and sustained academic activity.

The Distinguished Elizabethtown Faculty

The hallmarks of an Elizabethtown education are academic rigor, high expectations, and excellence. Students develop distinct global awareness through campus events and programs, the Center for Global Citizenship, the Ware Lecture Series on Peacemaking and Social Justice, and a popular study abroad program.

The faculty members are teacher-scholars, pursuing their academic areas of expertise while sharing that expertise with students. Elizabethtown College students are challenged and supported by engaging faculty and participate in experiential learning through research, internships, and off-campus study.

Elizabethtown College's Educational Philosophy

Elizabethtown College engages its students in a dynamic, integrated learning process that blends the liberal arts and professional studies. Challenged to take responsibility for their education, students at Elizabethtown embark on a journey of intellectual, social, and personal growth. The college is committed to educating the whole person within a relationship-centered learning community where common goals are achieved through engagement in a rigorous academic curriculum and thoughtful co-curricular experiences. Students are encouraged to develop and challenge their own values, while seeking to understand and appreciate alternative perspectives.

Elizabethtown believes that learning is most noble when used to serve others. In seeking to "educate for service," Elizabethtown College believes that students can perform no greater service than sharing knowledge and creativity with others. Opportunities to strengthen scholarship and leadership extend beyond the classroom, and students learn actively through practical experiences and civic engagement.

Study Abroad Is Also Available

Students anxious to enrich their college studies and who are interested in a world view should take advantage of Elizabethtown's rich and varied study abroad programs. Students can study in another country for a semester, a full academic year, or a summer term. Students have studies in Australia, Belgium, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and Wales.

More than 5,000 students have participated in the BCA program since its inception. Elizabethtown College encourages its students to plan for at least one semester in the study abroad program. Such study is life-changing and personally transformative.

Student Life At Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College also encourages students to learn through relationships by immersing themselves in campus life -- there are more than 80 clubs, student organizations, and campus activities. Learning through relationships extends beyond the classroom and students get involved in clubs that match their personal interests. School spirit, involvement, and friendships are critical to life at Elizabethtown.

Beyond clubs, Elizabethtown College is also a member of the NCAA Division III with 20 athletic teams and several conference titles in its history. Its most popular teams are soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and track and field.

The college fulfills its mission by offering students a dynamic learning environment that fosters sound intellectual judgment, deepens moral sensitivity, and engenders a sense of stewardship in the appreciation of the world's beauty and resources.


Location & Contact

One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
USA

Ms.Debra Murray

Director of Admissions

Phone: 717-361-1400
Fax: 717-361-1365
Email: admissions@etown.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Japanese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Forest/Forest Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,815
    • Accepted2,654
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled1,844
    • Female Applicants2,528
    • Females Accepted1,760
    • Female Acceptance Rate69%
    • Male Applicants1,287
    • Males Accepted894
    • Male Acceptance Rate69%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 550 490 610
    • SAT Math 560 510 620
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 23 21 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$39,920
    • Out-of-state tuition *$39,920
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$9,820.00
    • Room only *$4,860.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,844
    • Male Student Percentage36%
    • Female Student Percentage64%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.04%
    • Black or African American2.44%
    • White or Caucasian86.28%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.33%
    • Asian1.68%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races1.03%
    • Unknown%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.09% representing 24 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students34% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 88%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Emotion Dance Club, Student Senate, Acappella groups, religious groups
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other self-defense workshops, crime prevention program

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty221
    • Full-time Percentage60%
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,868 students to 162 faculty


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