Elizabethtown College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Elizabethtown, PA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
70 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • It smells like chocolate sometimes (Mars chocolate factory in town).
  • Close and friendly community
  • Smaller class sizes provides a more personal professor to student interaction.
  • A lot of student groups that plan events for the students. There's always something going on each week.

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Expensive meal plan
  • No football team
  • Most dorm buildings are old and haven't been remodeled in a few years.
  • It's a bit difficult to get permission to live off campus.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Elizabethtown College is quite a wonderful school if one can appreciate a smaller and more personal atmosphere. The faculty and staff at Etown really care and make great efforts to ensure students’ comfort and success. Most everyone is friendly, and the college just feels safe. Students don’t have to think twice about leaving a purse or expensive phone on the table in the cafeteria; they know that everyone will respect that property. That’s the type of community feeling that embodies what it’s like to live and learn at Elizabethtown College. It’s not 100 percent safe or nice, as every place has its problems with crime and drama, but the people at Etown put a lot of effort into making it the greatest college experience.

There is always something happening, some event or occasion that the College supports and funds in order to make the area not quite so dull. Etown realizes it’s not a party school, so it makes an effort to provide entertainment that the students will really enjoy—popular comedians, musicians, movie showings (with free popcorn), concerts, game nights, and more.

Most students would definitely come to Etown again if they had a second chance. They may get bored with the area at times, but a little boredom is a small price to pay for the level of care and commitment that the college is willing to put into their educations and future career successes. The smaller class sizes and qualified professors just make it easier to get the most out of your education. It’s pretty easy to have a sit-down talk with a professor or career counselor, and they are more than willing to provide links or phone numbers or connect students with some of their contacts. As long as you put effort into your education, they are more than willing to put effort into helping you.

Elizabethtown Student Reviews

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College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek Life

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security is great, and may be one of the best things about this college. It's generally been a safe pace and I have not heard of any thing otherwise.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: People here are very sporty, whether it is competitive or just working out. It inspires me.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: I have never been so cold in my life, but then again I am new to northern weather

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: I am the only black person in 3/4 of my classes. I guess it's okay, I don't feel out of place. I just feel like a person. It's mostly white and there is a large Asian community. The other people groups and colors are few and very far between, but like I said the students are fine and I even forget about color when I am here.


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