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Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, PA
Elizabethtown College, founded in 1899, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 185-acre campus is located in Elizabethtown, 20 miles from Harrisburg.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,737
   Women 1,064 (61.3%)
   Men 673 (38.7%)
Graduate Students 47
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 73% of 2,904 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline April 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 550 average
490-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 550 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $56,200
  Tuition and Fees $43,490
  Room and Board $10,560
Average Percent of Need Met 83%
Average Freshman Award $32,839
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 129
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Elizabethtown Population 11,560
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia, Baltimore, Harrisburg, Lancaster
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 87% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Blue Jay
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 3.2% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 69.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.9%