Elizabethtown College

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General Information

Admission Office
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
(717) 361-1400
Fax: (717) 361-1365

Contact: Debra Murray
Director of Admissions
Main Address
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
(717) 361-1000


Total undergrads: 2,258
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 538
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,178
Graduate enrollment: 53

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 85%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B
Environmental Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B,C
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Business/Managerial Economics B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Corporate communications B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems A,B,C


Elementary Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Computer Engineering – General B
Engineering – General B
Industrial Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Japanese B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Music Therapy B
Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene B


History – General B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forest Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Elizabethtown College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (717) 361-1000
Website: www.etown.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.etown.edu/admissions/apply
Address: One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,844
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 75%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,599 (87% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $32,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $32,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $31,886

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Elizabethtown College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Elizabethtown College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2273
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12
Education 1122
Engineering 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 1133
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 231
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 41
Grand total 686410

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Elizabethtown College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $32,000
Out-of-state $32,000
Books and supplies $1,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $32,000
Out-of-state $32,000

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 386 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 386 100% $31,886
Student loan aid 295 76% $8,819

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,598 98% $29,998
Federal student loans 1,165 71% $6,558

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Elizabethtown College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Elizabethtown College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,893 754 1,139
Percent admitted 100% 80% 82%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 20% 20%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Elizabethtown College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,844
Undergraduate enrollment 1,729
Graduate enrollment 115

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Elizabethtown College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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