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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$17,772 Avg Cost After Aid
79% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% 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 <nil>, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Etown makes roughly $63,220 a year. This is 55% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Etown student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Elizabethtown College?


Contact details for Etown are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
Phone: 717-361-1000

How Do I Get Into Etown?

You can apply to Etown online at:

Admission Requirements for Etown

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Etown?

79% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
39% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Elizabethtown College is 79%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 39% 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 650. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Elizabethtown College  ( 540 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Elizabethtown College  ( 530 to 630 )
Etown received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 24 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Elizabethtown College  ( 21 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Elizabethtown College  ( 25 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Elizabethtown College  ( 24 to 28 )

Can I Afford Elizabethtown College?

$17,772 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
1.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Etown is $17,772. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 70% of students took out student loans averaging $9,758 a year. That adds up to $39,032 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Etown is 1.0%. 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

1,537 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,691 undergraduate students at Etown, with 1,537 being full-time and 154 being part-time.


There are also 242 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,537 full-time undergraduates at Etown, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Elizabethtown College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 34
Black or African American 33
Hispanic or Latino 95
White 1,285
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 64

Geographic Diversity

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

250 Took All Classes Online
561 Took At Least One Class Online
668.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at Etown. In 2020-2021, 561 students took at least one online class at the school.

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 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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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