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.

Website: www.etown.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,671
Undergraduate
Students
(61.9%) 1,035 Women
(38.1%) 636 Men
64
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 3,030 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,460
Tuition and Fees
$46,940
Room and Board
$11,370
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$36,219
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,839
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
128
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Elizabethtown Population
11,560
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Harrisburg, Lancaster
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Jay
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.2% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One Alpha Drive
City, State, Zip
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
Phone
(717) 361-1400
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@etown.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 3,030 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,941 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 1,089 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
479 (21%) of 2,243 admitted students enrolled
Women
289 (20%) of 1,462 admitted students enrolled
Men
190 (24%) of 781 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
38%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
14%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
36%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 60%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
1%
Student Government Officer
10%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,460
Tuition and Fees
$46,940
Room and Board
$11,370
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$1,050
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003262
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
358 (93.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
316 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
316 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
104 (29.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$36,219
Need-Based Gift
Received by 316 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,002
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 252 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,033
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 67 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
65 (16.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,999

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,356 (84.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,228 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,228 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
282 (22.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$34,766
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,227 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,526
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,027 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,099
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 203 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
330 (21.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $23,820

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,839
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,218
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Forestry, allied health with Thomas Jefferson University, Widener University; environmental management with Duke University
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
128
Part-Time Faculty
55
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
66%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
268,033
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
230
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Elizabethtown Population
11,560
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Harrisburg, Lancaster
Campus Size
203 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Elizabethtown

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
16%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self-defense workshops, crime prevention program

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Jay
School Colors
Blue and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, golf, soccer, softball, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, professional organizations, emotion dance club, student senate, a cappella groups, religious groups
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,671
Women
1,035 (61.9%)
Men
636 (38.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,636
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.2% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 23 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
64

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
73.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
74.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Average Starting Salary
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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