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Reviews 593 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You get very close to everyone in your building. All of the buildings are coed so that is nice.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We are a big basketball and soccer school. The games are fun!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: During my tours and overnight visits I found that I love the way things work there.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are very knowledgeable and care deeply about their students learning and understanding. There is a great variety of courses offered. However being an engineering major I am more restricted to what classes I can take and have very little room for electives. Class sizes are small.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The engineering program is abet accredited but I feel as though being a small school in the middle of farmland in central Pennsylvania doesn't attract companies eyes to students who apply for internships. Most people from outside the area haven't really heard of the school. However being able to communicate and perform well in courses will definitely land you an internship. I know very many students who land internships through hard work and determination, yet the flip side is there are students who are hired for internships simply for knowing the right people.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus. Blue lights are every where and campus security is a very common sight. Safety is so great here people will feel comfortable with leaving something unattended for a few minutes. The mutual respect and community makes student feel welcome and comfortable on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing options offered are Quads, Apartments and dorms. Upperclassmen usually live in the quads and apartments. Dorms are usually a mixed bag. Some are great such as Ober and Brinser. I've lived in schlosser and it wasn't terrible but it's better than some others.

3 College Junior

Athletics: School spirit is lacking when it comes to some sports but our main sport lacrosse always inspires blue jays across campus to come support our team. Some team under perform but others are usually competitive in there own right. The track was replaced recently and more athletic and wellness facilities are being built to inspire students to live healthier lives. The current gym is small for regular students however.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors really care about students learning. The small class sizes allow for one on one with them. The student body is really accepting and friendly. Everyone is just really nice. One of the reasons for not choosing this school would be cost possibly. Without enough financial aid and grants attending can be costly. However the small class sizes and engaging professors make it very rewarding to go to class and learn.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Staff tries very hard to prepare you in as many ways as possible to immerse you in your career. At least one internship, study aboard semester, field research or co-op program within your field is required in the curriculum, and truly prepares you for the future.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Lots of classes available that remain small. Courses are interested and taught by passionate professors. The only problems is that some of the most interesting classes fill up too quickly. Some classes will add a time for more students to take the course, but not all of them will.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Buildings are rather old so a lot could be done to help the housing more accessible to the handicapped/injured. They take health and personal safety very seriously and the neighborhood and campus are always safe and secure. We have very few reports of sexual assault or serious sickness on campus (which they handle quickly and seriously when it occurs). Theft is almost nonexistent. You can save your place at a table by setting your things down. They will still be there when you return.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm buildings and housing options are all pretty good. Some things are outdated but still work very well. What living options have varies but there is an upside and downside to each option, which makes them almost balanced. One thing that causes variation is your RA. Some are a lot more lenient, which can be a good thing or bad thing depending on who your neighbors are.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's a DIII school, but teams have spirit and fun together.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Caring professors and involved atmosphere.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Freshman year, all incoming students are required to sign a pledge of integrity. Campus theft was at 0% my freshman and sophomore years, showing that everyone takes this extremely seriously. I have never felt unsafe on campus or in the surrounding area and feel comfortable going for runs by myself, even after dark.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Most class sizes are very small, so your teachers get to know you as an individual and are always available to help you. Teachers provide real life examples and experiences that go beyond simply learning from a textbook

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Elizabethtown has a good reputation, especially within certain careers. This small town school really focuses on community engagement and learning the soft skills that will help you to become successful. I have never used the career center before.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is not great. There are no options in which you have your own room and the bedrooms are small, but it facilitates forming friendships with your roommates and neighbors.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: It's a Division 3 school and so most people on campus do not follow them.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Elizabethtown College is a friendly atmosphere with great academics that are reinforced outside of the classroom according to our "Educate for Service" motto. I've never had a teacher who wasn't readily available to offer help when I needed it. It's a small school in a small community, but there is plenty to do if you are willing to drive 20-30 minutes.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall, Elizabethtown is a very safe campus. I have never felt afraid to walk by myself outside, even at night, although I do make sure to pay attention to my surroundings. Incidents with sexual assault, alcohol, and other offenses do occur from time to time, but Security always keeps everyone up to date and I think there is much less of an issue here than at many other campuses. Most everyone, even the students, make it a point to encourage safe habits here.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For the most part I have enjoyed my classes. Some have been more stressful than others and I have liked some professors more than others, but overall everyone is very accommodating and all professors have been willing to work with anyone who is having trouble. The classes are generally engaging and sometimes even fun, and everyone gets individualized attention.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not had much experience in this area yet, but I have applied for a few jobs. Career services is great. I have not had a problem, and all of the employers have been mostly patient and helpful when appropriate.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have not had any trouble in my dorm. Most everyone gets along quite well; my room is comfortable and clean. The bathrooms are clean and easily accessible.

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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.

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