Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
4-year Private university


Elizabethtown College is a private institution established in 1899 with suburban setting located at Elizabethtown. It is ranked 117 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,671. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Every full-time student at Elizabethtown College is expected to live in a college-owned residential facility, but students can qualify for an exemption if they are classified as commuters. Elizabethtown College participates in the Brethren Colleges Abroad program, along with Bridgewater College, Juniata College, McPherson College, Manchester College and the University of La Verne. This program provides students the opportunity to study abroad at universities in Spain, China, Germany and many more countries.

#117 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1899
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
1,671 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $46,940
Outstate Tuition Fee $46,940
Room and Board Fees $11,370
$49,100 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


73% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$30 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.44 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted https://jayweb.etown.edu/ICS/Public_Forms/Admissions/Online_Application_Login

For International Students

-- Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, EIKEN Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$34,258 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$30,473 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $60,460
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
84% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline: February 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility first-year students
Minimum Criteria SAT score of 1300 or an ACT composite score of 29
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Founders Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility academically superior students
Minimum Criteria SAT score of 1150 or an ACT composite score of 25
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Deans Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility incoming student
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance and leadership skills
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Elizabethtown Legacy Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details Elizabethtown recognizes the relationship legacy students have with our community by awarding a Legacy Scholarships to accepted students who are children or grandchildren of Elizabethtown alumni. This scholarship is renewable for up to a total of four year (8 regular consecutive semesters), provided the student remains in good academic standard.
Music Performance Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Scholarships are open to music and non-music majors. Awards are renewable for four years. Scholarship winners must participate in a College music ensemble identified by the College and take private music lessons for credit in their primary performing areas to maintain their scholarships.


1,671 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
87% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
75% Students graduate within 6 years