General Information About Elizabethtown College
Founded in 1899, Elizabethtown College is a selective private, residential co-ed college of 1900 students pursuing degrees in liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education. Located on 200 acres in south central Pennsylvania, the campus is near Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Philadelphia. The surrounding area is rich with cultural, athletic, community and social opportunities. The hallmarks of an Elizabethtown education are academic rigor, high expectations and excellence. Students grow and develop a distinct global awareness through campus events and programs, the Center for Global Citizenship, the Ware Series on Peacemaking and Social Justice and a popular Study Abroad program. Faculty members are distinguished as teacher-scholars, who pursue their academic areas of expertise and share that expertise with students. Elizabethtown College students are challenged and supported by faculty while learning joint research, internships and off-campus study. Our commitment is to Educate for Service. We believe that learning is most noble when used to benefit others, regardless of chosen career path. We prepare our students to lead rich lives of purpose and meaning, while advancing independent thought, personal integrity and social responsibility. These are the foundations for a life of learning. The College fosters values of peace, non-violence, human dignity and social justice. We encourage students to learn through relationships, immerse themselves in campus life…choosing from more than 80 clubs, student organizations and campus activities. Elizabethtown College is a member of the NCAA Division III athletics with 20 competitive teams. The College has many outstanding alumni serving the world in many ways and a rich legacy of value-based education.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Church of Brethren
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Postbaccalaureate certificate
- Master's degree
- Town: Fringe
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 3,323 Percent Admitted 75% Men Admitted 72% Women Admitted 76% Full Time Retention Rate 79%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 500 600 Math 510 610
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 21 25 English 20 25 Math 19 25
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 2,467 Native American 6.0 Asian 52.0 African American 86.0 Hispanic 67.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,864 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 28