Elizabethtown College

1 Alpha Dr, Elizabethtown, United States
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Overview of Elizabethtown College

About this school

Elizabethtown College, founded in 1899, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 185-acre campus is located in Elizabethtown, 20 miles from Harrisburg.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,671
    • Men:636 (38.1%)
    • Women:1,035 (61.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Elizabethtown College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Alpha Drive
City, State, Zip
Elizabethtown, PA  17022-2298
Phone
(717) 361-1400
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 3,030 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,941 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 1,089 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
479 (21%) of 2,243 admitted students enrolled
Women
289 (20%) of 1,462 admitted students enrolled
Men
190 (24%) of 781 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
540-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
14%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
36%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $46,940 (77.63810783989415%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,370 (18.805822031094937%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (1.8193847171683757%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,050 (1.7366854118425405%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Elizabethtown College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003262
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
382 (93.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
344 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
344 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (29.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$34,258
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 344 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,473
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 274 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,752
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 72 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
68 (16.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,611

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,375 (84.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,260 (91.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,260 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
287 (22.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$33,166
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,260 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,603
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,046 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,496
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 220 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
350 (21.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,579

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$42,316
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,263

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


128

Part-Time Faculty


55

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


66%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
268,033

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
230
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Elizabethtown College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


68.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


73.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


74.6%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Forestry, allied health with Thomas Jefferson University, Widener University; environmental management with Duke University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Occupational Therapy

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    11,560

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    203 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Philadelphia, Baltimore, Harrisburg, Lancaster

    Weather


    Temperature
    21.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
    Rain
    125 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    10 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
    Nearest Bus Station
    20 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
    Nearest Train Station
    2 mile(s) from campus in Elizabethtown

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    84% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    16%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Blue Jay
    School Colors
    Blue and gray

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, bowling, golf, soccer, softball, tennis

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Elizabethtown College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, professional organizations, emotion dance club, student senate, a cappella groups, religious groups

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,636

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,671
    Women
    1,035
    Men
    636

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 3.3% Asian
    • 3.1% Black/African-American
    • 3.6% Hispanic/Latino
    • 2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 87.2% White
    • 0.4% Unknown

    International Students


    2.5% from 23 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    64

    Student Resources

    Study resources