Elizabethtown College campus

Overview

Applicants
3,468
Acceptance Rate
71%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
195
with Terminal Degree
141

99
Women
96
Men
19
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Education, General

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, Other
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Students Say

Elizabethtown College in central Pennsylvania offers a broad core curriculum and "very small" classes. "This semester I have class sizes ranging from five to 23 people," comments a biotechnology major. "it's really nice to hear your professors call you by name during class, or even if they see you on campus." Study abroad programs in more than two dozen countries are popular as well. "I have studied abroad in Australia and China," brags a senior. On E-town's "aesthetically appealing campus," "most professors are very good teachers. As you will find everywhere, some are not the greatest, but the tutors [in the Learning Services department] can help with those courses." "I've taken courses in various departments and they are all fabulous instructors and just great people in general," gloats a happy psychology major. "They really take an interest not just in your school work, but are eager to know about your personal life and are willing to do anything to help you succeed." Some students call the management "arrogant and aloof." Others aren't so harsh. "Overall, the administration is incompetent even though they mean well," proposes a senior.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,506

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,087

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,680

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,355

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,920
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,000
Transportation for Commuters
$450

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,788
Out of State
33%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

1.86%
Asian
2.67%
African-American
3.84%
Hispanic
89.42%
Caucasian
3.95%
International

63% female
37% male
33% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

"To sum it up quite simply, says a senior, "E-towners are nice people." They are "down to earth" kids "with diverse interests and spunk." "Geographically, most students are from the Mid-Atlantic area, especially Pennsylvania and New Jersey." They tend to come from a "Christian background." The school is "affiliated with the Church of the Brethren" (which is sort of comparable to the Quaker and Mennonite churches). "You don't see a lot of religious activity on campus, though." Elizabethtown is home to "very typical 18–22 year olds" "from the suburbs." "Most students are a little on the preppy side." "There aren't too many rebels" and "there are barely any atypical students." The gay population is "freakishly small." A solid smattering of international students "adds a diverse element" but ethnic minorities are scarce. "Looking around, you will see mostly white students." "I wish we had more diversity here," hankers a freshman."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
87%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

"E-town is a nice place, says a senior. "The intimacy of the college really stands out." it's also "very safe." there's an "integrity policy" that students take seriously. You can leave your valuables most anywhere and "they will be there when you return." Also, Elizabethtown's motto is "Educate for Service" and a laudable amount of volunteerism goes on. Many students think "the dorms could be improved," though. There is also disagreement about the quality of student life. "I would warn people to prepare to have a car and go off campus on weekends if they want something interesting to do," advises a dissatisfied junior. Other students contend that extracurricular involvement is high. Student-run organizations "really put a lot of effort into making sure there are on-campus activities," they say. "Life at E-town is never dull. There are always things to do on the weekend or during the week-everyone is very involved in activities on and off campus." "The students who are disappointed with their time here are those who expect the Animal House, large state-school experience." Though drinking definitely happens on this campus, the atmosphere is "rarely thrust in your face." There are no fraternities or sororities. Instead, athletic teams "basically sustain the social life" with house parties. Road trips to Harrisburg and Lancaster are frequent and Hershey is only a few miles north. When the wind is right, the campus "sometimes smells like chocolate."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Blue jays)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Blue jays)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
13

Average Number of PC's per Lab
12

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Leslie Pierce
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
Leffler House
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Phone
7173611400

Email
admissions@etown.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Brossman Commons Students Center
The Jay's Nest Snack Bar
The Dell
The Blue Bean Cafe
The Ira R Herr Soccer Complex
During the academic year it is great to hang out in The Dell, located in the middle of campus, on a hot day for Frisbee or just soaking up the sun. The Ira R Herr Soccer Complex is the place to be to see the Blue Jays men's or women's soccer team in action--either day or night--the stadium is one of the finest soccer venues in the East.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Hershey Park, Hershey, Pennsylvania (10 miles)
The Civil War Museum in Harrisburg (25 miles)
Amish Country PA, Lancaster, Pennsyvania
Hershey Park Stadium
Mount Gretna, PA (Pennsylvania's own Chautaqua)
Elizabethtown is located in central Pennsylvania just ten miles from Hershey and an equal distance from Harrisburg and Lancaster. E-town is a charming town that serves as a bedroom community for commuters to Baltimore, Philadelphia as well as Lancaster and Harrisburg. E-town is within an hour and half of Baltimore and Philadelphia. Historic Gettysburg is within an hour drive and more than twenty colleges and universities are within an hour and half drive.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:30 am until 4:00 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Saturday mornings

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@etown.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Amtrack has a stop in E-town on the Philadelphia--Harrisburg line. Harrisburg International Airport is within fifteen minutes Red Rose Buses run from Lancaster.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Located just 10 miles from exit 19 on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express, Elizabethtown West Ridge Guest House, Elizabethtown Amanda Gish House Bed and Breakfast, Elizabethtown