Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College, also known as Etown, was established by members of the Church of the Brethren in 1899. It is a private, four-year college and is located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 190 acres. The college is a comprehensive college and offers over 60 minors and 40 majors. Courses are provided in the streams of humanities, professional disciplines, and arts and sciences. The student body consists of national and international students from 30 states in the United States and over 40 countries worldwide. Adult Degree Programs are also provided in the college.

Etown College's athletics department fields more than 15 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in Commonwealth League, Middle Atlantic Corporation, and National Collegiate Athletic Association, division III. They are nicknamed as the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays participate in sports including cross country, basketball, baseball, and softball.

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Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Dr
Elizabethtown , PA 17022-2298
General Phone: (717) 361-1000

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Elizabethtown College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management164business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, international business, MIS, actuarial science, marketing
Liberal Arts78Japanese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, technical and business writing, social services, economics, political science, ...
Education and Teaching58elementary school teaching, science teaching
Medicine43pre-med, health professions
Science39biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental biology, chemistry, chemical physics, chemistry courses, physics
Media35mass communication, media studies, communication and journalism
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Mathematics21mathematics, applied mathematics, applied mathematics courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18occupational therapy
Family and Social Work16public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling16psychology, music therapy
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and safety, criminology
Engineering10engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering physics, industrial engineering
Religion and Philosophy9philosophy, ethics, religion, Christian studies, religious studies
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Fine Arts5fine arts, art history and criticism
Art Studies0art studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science, forest management
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Elizabethtown College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree51665
Associate's degree216
Award of less than 1 academic year34
Postbaccalaureate certificate33
Master's degree181

Elizabethtown College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Elizabethtown College had a total enrollment of 2,360 students (2,221 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 37%
22-24 17%
25-29 3%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey12%
New York3%
(International Students)1%

Elizabethtown College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 50 %

Elizabethtown College Room and Board (2007)

Elizabethtown College offers campus housing for 1,540 of its 2,221 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Elizabethtown College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500600
SAT Math510610
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Elizabethtown College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,650
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,650
Room and board $ 7,950
Room charge $ 3,950
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 750

Financial Aid:
Elizabethtown College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 326200)

Elizabethtown College Faculty

Elizabethtown College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1725
Non-tenured and not on tenure track513

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$82,9224$77,832
Associate professoracademic year29$69,69228$67,536
Assistant professoracademic year16$58,91121$54,973
Instructoracademic year0*1*
Lectureracademic year3$43,0118$56,456
All faculty totalacademic year67$69,67562$62,184

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Elizabethtown College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Baseball Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Track Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Elizabethtown College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Industrial Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Environmental Biology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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checked Church of Brethren affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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