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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
  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 1,636 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Elizabethtown acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Health Professions, Business, and Engineering. Graduating 75% of students, Elizabethtown alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
Address
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Website
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Elizabethtown College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1070-1280
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$28,361/ 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
$27,431/ 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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,636Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
35
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Academic focused and socially involved
    67%
  • Rather athletic
    28%
  • On the go
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Small, but beautiful
    48%
  • Small, but beautiful and homey
    39%
  • A family friendly, small and homey college
    9%
  • 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
75%
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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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!
The academics Elizabethtown College has to offer, are top of the line. Professors are always willing to take time out of their day to help students understand the material. The dorm life is okay at best, the dorms need renovating and updated. The price you pay to attend the college, you do not necessarily get the most "bang for your buck", but it is close to home and offers me the opportunity to stay involved at home, as well as get a quality education. The neighboring town reminisces of an old western town that was once a booming town, but is now washed and an empty figure of what it used to be. Having to drive 20-30 minutes to get to the closest Walmart, or super center is definitely a flaw to Elizabethtown College.