604 reviews
  1. Elizabethtown, PA
  2. 4 Year
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Elizabethtown College Reviews

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A good school for online learning that fits my schedule. The adult accelerated program is great. I work full time and went back to school to pursue a BS. I was surprised how many credits I could transfer from my Associates.
I love how beautiful the campus is. The campus is well taken care of and so are the buildings. This makes you feel more at home. In the dorms, they try to include everyone and work with them to make sure everyone feels at home, especially the first year students. Professors are not just the people you see in class because they want you to visit them during office hours and you see them walking around campus all the time, sometimes you'll even see the president! The academics are challenging yet understanding and they push you to work your hardest. The community present at Elizabethtown helps student's come out of their shells and make friends faster and with more ease than they thought was possible.
Elizabethtown College is an extremely welcoming community. Most of the professors want to see you succeed and will do anything to make that happen. There are lots of student run activities to do. There is at least one fitness activity each day which is great. It's very easy to make friends here because everyone in genuinely nice.
I love Elizabethtown College. Everything from the food to the students to the classes is perfect for me! The cafe is open all day, the students are friendly and open, and there are many course options with great professors. There are also many clubs and opportunities on campus too.
This college has a great atmosphere! Everyone is really friendly and professors get to know their students as classes are usually small. I haven't had a class with more than 30 people in it. The academics are challenging, but not too challenging. I wish there was more diversity, though.
As a social work major I have been on the field since freshman year. This fall will be my junior year and I have my first internship I will be working with. 96% of our students will have a job or be in graduate school at least 6 months after graduating from Elizabethtown College. I know 3 of my friend were Music Education majors and they had their jobs lined up before they even graduated.
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
  • Value
We have a ratio of 11:1, an average class size of about 16 students, we also cap our classes at 35 students. Which is amazing! We have an open door policy here at Elizabethtown College and it has been one of the greatest things I think we have here at Etown. Now our professors here and all of our students will say that Elizabethtown has a different feeling from the many other smaller, private schools around the USA. Elizabethtown College is so inviting and you are a not a number here.
Elizabethtown College is a phenomenal college and the students, staff, and faculty are the ones keeping the college safe. Of all the schools I looked at, Elizabethtown College was the safest and most inviting of all the colleges. I walk around on and off campus with my over the ear headphones and I even lost my phone freshman year. I got my phone back the same day I had lost it because a student here brought it to me.
We're located in Lancaster county and we're affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. With that said, Etown campus is one of the safest and most convenient schools I looked at. We guarantee housing for all four years and we have 8 different housing options for our traditional students here. Within those 8, 6 of them are dorms and or housing has tons of Liberal Learning Communities in them. We do not have any particular freshman dorm, and I as a student absolutely love our dorms.
I don't necessarily utilize these facilities but they are really great for our both our student athletes and students who want to just stay in shape.
Etown has about 1800 students and the professors are always so ready to try and make their students even better! I would choose Etown over any other school time and time again. The Office of Student Activities is also great and keeps students busy during the school year and makes the school year exciting!
You get very close to everyone in your building. All of the buildings are coed so that is nice.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
  • Housing
We are a big basketball and soccer school. The games are fun!
During my tours and overnight visits I found that I love the way things work there.
The engineering program is abet accredited but I feel as though being a small school in the middle of farmland in central Pennsylvania doesn't attract companies eyes to students who apply for internships. Most people from outside the area haven't really heard of the school. However being able to communicate and perform well in courses will definitely land you an internship. I know very many students who land internships through hard work and determination, yet the flip side is there are students who are hired for internships simply for knowing the right people.
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago
  • Value
The professors are very knowledgeable and care deeply about their students learning and understanding. There is a great variety of courses offered. However being an engineering major I am more restricted to what classes I can take and have very little room for electives. Class sizes are small.
I've never felt unsafe on campus. Blue lights are every where and campus security is a very common sight. Safety is so great here people will feel comfortable with leaving something unattended for a few minutes. The mutual respect and community makes student feel welcome and comfortable on campus.
The housing options offered are Quads, Apartments and dorms. Upperclassmen usually live in the quads and apartments. Dorms are usually a mixed bag. Some are great such as Ober and Brinser. I've lived in schlosser and it wasn't terrible but it's better than some others.
School spirit is lacking when it comes to some sports but our main sport lacrosse always inspires blue jays across campus to come support our team. Some team under perform but others are usually competitive in there own right. The track was replaced recently and more athletic and wellness facilities are being built to inspire students to live healthier lives. The current gym is small for regular students however.
The professors really care about students learning. The small class sizes allow for one on one with them. The student body is really accepting and friendly. Everyone is just really nice. One of the reasons for not choosing this school would be cost possibly. Without enough financial aid and grants attending can be costly. However the small class sizes and engaging professors make it very rewarding to go to class and learn.
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