Elizabethtown College Overview
Elizabethtown College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Etown is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Elizabethtown College Known For?
- The 3% student loan default rate at Etown is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Etown is the doctor's degree.
- In 2019-2020, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Etown with a bachelor's degree make about $58,289 a year. That's 43% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average Etown student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Elizabethtown College Rankings
We have ranked Etown as #86 out of 2,018 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 106 colleges in Pennsylvania, it is ranked at #10.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Etown has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Etown.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Etown has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Elizabethtown College?
Contact details for Etown are given below.
|Address:||One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298|
How Do I Get Into Etown?
You can apply to Etown online at: www.etown.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for Etown
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Etown?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 86%.
Average Test Scores
About 85% of students accepted to Etown submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 640.
Can I Afford Elizabethtown College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Etown, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $10,558 a year. That adds up to $42,232 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Etown is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Elizabethtown College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 193 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,486 full-time undergraduates at Etown, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Elizabethtown College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||34|
|Hispanic or Latino||71|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Elizabethtown College. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at Etown. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Brazil.
Online Learning at Elizabethtown College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Etown has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 52nd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Etown
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Elizabethtown College was $32,960 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Etown is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
Online Growth Rankings of Etown
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Elizabethtown College was 668.9%. This is the #130 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Etown regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Etown majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||10%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||6%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Etown ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Etown.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Elizabethtown College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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