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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Elizabethtown is an above-average private, Christian college located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania in the Lancaster Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,595 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Elizabethtown acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Health Professions, and Biology. Graduating 73% of students, Elizabethtown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,900.
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference

Elizabethtown College Rankings

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Etown Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1290
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$28,188/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,827/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,595Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
38
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Academic focused and socially involved
    68%
  • Rather athletic
    26%
  • On the go
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.57 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Small, but beautiful
    50%
  • Small, but beautiful and homey
    38%
  • A family friendly, small and homey college
    8%
  • I have not seen dorms but the campus is beautiful
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Elizabethtown College Reviews

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Attending Elizabethtown College was my greatest decision. They are well-known for their Business, Engineering, OT, Biology, and Biochem departments. While at Etown I had the opportunity to play a DIII sport, seek help from professors to succeed in class, serve as a tour guide and tutor, and engage in Christian fellowship on campus. All I would change is to update on-campus housing, which Etown is working on anyway over the next few years!
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I am a freshman and have not taken any classes yet. However, I have had many orientations online and I feel the college has done an outstanding job. The Staff is so welcoming and organized in how they set up the day. From this experience, I know exactly what to expect. During this difficult time with COvid, I feel as though Elizabethtown has done an excellent job of reassuring us that we will have the best experience possible. I will be taking most of my classes online and feel that the college will do a good job in providing the best possible experience and incoming Freshman could have.
Elizabethtown University is a very friendly place with a thriving community around its borders. People always have a cheerful smile on their faces, especially when you can not find your way around on visitation day! Partying is minimum to none so sleeping isn't a problem around student homes. Professors look forwards to seeing you after class. To top it all off, everything is walking distance away!