Elizabethtown College

One Alpha Dr, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
Tel: (717)361-1000
Private not-for-profit | 1,911 students
Molded by a commitment to “Educate for Service,” Elizabethtown College is a community of learners dedicated to educating students intellectually, socially, and ethically for lives of service and leadership as citizens of the world.

School Overview:

Elizabethtown College
CountyLancaster County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
182 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,911 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,883 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
28 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,885 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
26 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted70%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)500-600450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)500-620460-573
ACT English (25-75%)20-2719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2720-25

School Notes:

  • As a comprehensive institution, the College offers an array of academic programs integrating the liberal arts and sciences with professional studies. Founded by members of the Church of the Brethren, the College believes that learning is most noble when used to benefit others and affirms the values of peace, non-violence, human dignity and social justice.
  • Elizabethtown College provides academic programs offering mix of liberal arts and professional studies. 20 departments offer 53 majors, and more than 80 minors/concentrations. Core curriculum emphasizes arts, humanities and sciences develops interpersonal communication, writing, creative thinking, decision-making, problem-solving skills, Internship and externship programs.
  • At Elizabethtown College, central Pennsylvania’s leading comprehensive college, students learn through experience, guided by attentive faculty in a highly interactive environment. Elizabethtown offers more majors than other similar-sized colleges and a core curriculum that strengthens interpersonal communication, writing, creative thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Elizabethtown College is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, minutes from Hershey; 25 minutes from Lancaster and Harrisburg the state capital; 90 minutes from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; four hours from New York City and Pittsburgh.
  • The college has been ranked for 13 consecutive years as one of the best comprehensive colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report and named the #2 comprehensive college in the North in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Values” rankings in 2005 and 2006.
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