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Reviews 593 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a person who dreaded college, I am happy to say that I am very satisfied by the time I have spent at Elizabethtown so far. The work becomes stressful at times and there are challenges, but everyone is so kind and eager to to of service, including both students and faculty. Classes are mostly engaging; I have learned quite a lot in the last few months, both academically and in the realm of life experience. It has brought me out of my shell and encouraged me to communicate with people. Never have I felt unsafe on campus or in my dorm. Overall, it is just a friendly, beautiful community with much to offer. It may be a pricey school, but it is difficult to find a place that gives so much thought to student safety and comfort. I think it will definitely be worth it in the end.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe when walking around campus even at night.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All my courses have been at a very high quality of academia.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like there are so many opportunities for employment.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I got Schlosser its a great first year dorm building!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I truly don't pay attention to the athletics at my school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the overall feel of the campus. I feel very safe here.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I appreciate the help the advisers and school have provided to me.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Elizabethtown is a pretty quiet place and generally safe. Campo responses quickly to calls and is friendly. There have been a few incidents, but I don't know that much about them. It is safe enough that I feel comfortable walking around campus alone and leaving stuff in the study rooms if I have to step out for a little bit.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics aren't that important, but intramurals seem fun and well-attended. The gym was recently redone. There is also a pool and a workout place for everyone (athletes and non-athletes) to do cardio, core, and stretching. Yoga and dance classes are also well-attended.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is small, which I consider a good thing. I can stay asleep until the last minute and still make it to class on time. The professors are also really friendly and more than willing to help students. They take a genuine interest in their students and will notice if a student skips class. There are also a lot of opportunities available to students if they look for them, such as internships, research with a professor(s), and study abroad. The staff at Career Services and the Study Abroad Office are very friendly and helpful. The only downsides so far have been how expensive the college is and feeling that it is a little too small sometimes.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus security is really on top of things and always adresses issues promptly that are reported. They take student safety very seriously.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've only come across one professor I didn't like. The class sizes are small which is great because we get more individualized attention! Don't try to skip class if there's an attendance policy, professors will notice if you skip class!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Career services is very helpful in helping you examine and decide a potential career path. Internship opportunities are heavily advertised.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus!! Most of the dorms are in pretty close proximity to classes except for Royer and Founders.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life on our campus which I'm personally absolutely fine with.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really follow the sports at my school, but our biggest rival is Messiah. Our largest soccer game against them is called the marshmallow game where the schools throw marshmallows at eachother.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: One of my favorite experiences is the Thanksgiving Dinner. It represents the family-like atmosphere at Etown. What makes our school unique is how courteous everyone is towards each other and the fact that our campus smells like chocolate sometimes. I would choose this school all over again because I love the campus and the town itself is adorable!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Elizabethtown College takes a serious interest in the health and safety of their students. Counseling services are available for free to all full time students, as well as pastoral counseling. While sexual assaults do occasionally happen, alcohol nearly always plays a role, and the school handles the situation appropriately, including providing endless resources to the victim. The school also takes various measures to prevent assaults from occurring, including seminars on sexual assault during orientation. Also, The Well is a great place for student health and wellness. They give away free condoms, cold medicine, cough drops, aspirin and more. They also measure weight, BMI, and can give health and nutrition advice. We also have a Hershey Med drop-in clinic just a block away from campus for student access during the day.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience academically at Elizabethtown College has been nothing but positive. The professors are all great, especially in the Education Department. They all take a personal interest in your success and will go out of their way to help you. The classes are at an appropriate difficulty level and you definitely get your money's worth academically.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People usually have no problem getting a job after graduating from Elizabethtown. Employers value that Elizabethtown graduates are friendly, good at communicating, and well-educated in their field. They know that Elizabethtown gives students a quality education that prepares them for the real world, and trust in the value of a degree from our school. Career Services at Elizabethtown is extremely helpful to anyone who needs the assistance. They'll help you with mock interviews, finding internships, writing a resume, building an online profile, and more. There are always career/internship fairs on campus that are looking to recruit students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is great if you're a junior or senior. The apartments and quads are great places to live, though still not up to par with the quality that other schools offer. But it's not bad by any means. Just nothing fancy to look at.

For freshmen and sophomores, campus housing is below average and severely in need of updating. Founders is really the only building that is modernized in the least, because it is the newest building and was recently renovated. The kitchens are small and have ovens that barely work. The bathrooms are adequate, but could definitely use upgrades. The lounges are nice, but are absolutely nothing fancy. If you're looking for someplace that is fancy, this is the wrong school for you. E-town's dorms are average to below average, quality-wise. But if you aren't picky, then you'll be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Elizabethtown is a Division III school, so athletics on campus are important but are far from being the center of campus life. Most people in the Elizabethtown College community are supportive of the sports team, but not everyone chooses to take an interest in them. There is, however, a strong sense of pride in our school, sports or otherwise. Nearly everyone represents our school colors by wearing t-shirts, scarves, hats, etc that have our Blue Jay mascot on them. The athletic facilities include a few outdoor sports fields, a small soccer stadium, a small indoor gym, indoor basketball court, and a competitive-quality indoor swimming pool. The gym is sufficient for the size of our school and meets the amount demand. If you're looking for a big school with impressive athletic facilities, E-town is not what you're looking for.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Elizabethtown College is a great school with endless opportunities for student success. The community is supportive, welcoming, and friendly. Everyone who works on campus, whether it be professors, the financial aid lady, dining services cook, or the janitor, is friendly and goes out of their way to help students succeed. The people you meet at Elizabethtown are what has made my experience worthwhile, thus far. I am lucky to be in the Education Department at Elizabethtown, which is renowned for being an extraordinary program. My experience as an Education Major has been phenomenal, academic wise. If I had one critique of Elizabethtown College, it would be that the dorms are in severe need of updating. The apartments and quads on campus are great options as an upperclassman. However, the freshman and sophomore dorms are extremely underwhelming aesthetically, with the exception of one building. The scenery at Elizabethtown, however, is beautiful and makes living on campus very pleasant. The campus is known for occasionally smelling strongly of sweet chocolate due to the nearby factory. The classrooms are mostly updated and new technology is being added every day. Elizabethtown is more than your standard small school. It's unique charm will captivate you and comfort you through your four years of quality education.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: campus security is very nice and we lave a live safe app.

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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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