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Location
Elizabethtown, PA
Undergrads
1,858
Tuition
$36,550
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is always something to do.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything is close and isolated.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Most buildings are good or even above average, but some are outdated

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The people you meet are what makes it. Great community makes up for other subpar factors

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The freshman orientation is great and the first year seminar course is a great way to transition into college work. Have a gym area and a great library.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 125th
    Best Student Centers
  • 480th
    Best Library
  • 536th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 550th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1052nd
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Klaski
Hometown
Hatfield
Major
English- Professional Writing
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The campus is beautiful and very well maintained. Etown takes great pride in having manicured gardens and lawns. Most of the pathways are lit by old-fashioned street lamps, giving the campus a classy tone. The college is also settled in a residential area, so the streets are quiet without the hustle and bustle of the city. There really isn't much to do on campus, unless student groups have organized events. Luckily, there are events almost every week and weekend. If students really want entertainment though, they tend to head off campus.
 

The weight room in Thompson gym is a little outdated, but the college has recently been renovating a lot of its older buildings. The Body Shop, a smaller gym located under the Jay's Nest, was recently renovated and now contains more, and newer, elliptical machines and other workout equipment. Some of the dorms are a little old and could use some improvements; however, Etown is constantly making renovations and accepting requests for improvements in dorm life. The High Library is very well stocked, and if a student can't find a book or an article immediately on hand, the college is a part of an inter-library loan system with select colleges. A student places a request to have a book or article sent to Etown, and it arrives within hours or few weeks at most, depending on what the student orders and what time of the semester it is.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
116
Campus Size
192 acres
Student Centers
The Bird Cage
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
High Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Bird Cage
  • The Blue Bean Café
  • Brossman Commons patio
  • The Dell
  • The Jay Walk
  • The Jay's Nest
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
Blue Bean Café in Brossman Commons. Coffee is also available in the Jay's Nest, the food retail store, and in the Marketplace, the main dining area.
Movie Theater on Campus
The college activities club, SWEET, frequently offers showings of not-yet-released movies during its SuperSweet weekends. The showings are usually held in Gibble Auditorium with occasional outdoor movie nights in the Dell.
"Green" Initiatives
There are paper, plastic, and glass recycling bins in every building. In Nicarry, there is also an old cell phone and ink cartridge recycle bin. Etown also uses a waste pulper in its cafeteria. It pulps up leftover food, which then is transported to a local farm and converted into cleaner energy.
Favorite Things To Do
The Bird Cage is a popular place to hang out. It has a public Wii system, a few board games, and a TV. There are pool, ping-pong, and foosball tables in the Bird Cage, as well as in the common room of every dorm. Generally though, if a student is looking for entertainment, he or she hangs out with friends or goes off campus. There isn't much to do on a regular basis at Etown, unless a student group has planned events for that week.
Student Newspaper
The Etownian
www.etownian.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Some of the most popular clubs include SPARC, SWEET, SIFE, OSA, the Etownian, Vocalign, K9 club, and Emotion. SWEET is by far the most active, as they plan the majority of student events around campus. It is their job to entertain the students, and they take it very seriously and try to have something planned each week. A lot of students participate in at least one organization, whether it is a club or a job. Even if one doesn't want to be a full member, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer to help out once in a while. Starting up a group isn't difficult either. One needs to find an adviser and a few members, create a mission statement, and then fill out a registration online, and the college will officially recognize the group and help with publicizing and funding.
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
  • Etown has a great advertisement system for its events. Banners hang from the balconies in Brossman Commons and posters cover cork boards throughout all the academic buildings. What's really cool is that the college also sends out a calendar each month with planned student events for each day. It outlines movie days and times, guest speakers and comedians, and other campus events. And it's free.
  • In the first few weeks of the fall semester, the college hosts a club fair in Wolf Field. Clubs can set up a table for a few hours in the afternoon, and every student is welcome to stop by and gather some information or even sign up if he or she feels so inclined.
  • In the High Library, there is a tower room on the third floor. It's said to be good luck for couples to kiss while standing on the oak table, positioned exactly in the center of the room.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 32 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 32 responses

  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 6% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 41% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 53% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 21% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 42% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 38% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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