1 Alpha Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298 717-361-1400
About Elizabethtown College
  • Year of Foundation 1899
  • Size of Campus 193 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Church of the Brethren
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,162
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 65%, 35%, 34%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $26,950
  • Room and Board $7,300
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 2,096
Elizabethtown College is a small comprehensive college located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States in Lancaster County. The school was founded in 1899 by members of the Church of the Brethren. It is commonly referred to as "E-town," and has a undergraduate student body population of approximately 2,000. Founded in 1899, Elizabethtown College is a 'centennial college', one of dozens of institutions of higher learning founded in the 19th century by churches or church members interested in the educational advancement of their denominational membership. Elizabethtown College was founded by the Reverend Jacob G. Francis and members of the Church of the Brethren. During its first two decades, Elizabethtown College functioned as a college and as an academy for high school students to bolster its teacher training program. It is rumored that the college was once an all-female institution, however, this is not true. Historically, the school has had a larger female student population than male, but it has been a co-ed school since its founding.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Mu, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta, College Scholars, Delta Mu Delta, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alp
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Brethren Mennonite Student Fellowship, Hillel (Jewish Student Union), Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Lutherans United, Newman Club.
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Cultural Association, International Club, Japanese Club, Lady Jays Step Team, Noir (Black Student Union), Spanish Club.
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Suburban
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Evening Lecture and Wednesday-at-11 lecture series; Lefever Lecturer; monthly lecturers at the Young Center; Homecoming; TGIS (Thank God It's Spring); Thanksgiving Dinner served to students by faculty and staff; Dell Day ("A snow day without snow"); fall a
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Harrisburg International Airport (10), Philadelphia (70)
  • Distance to nearest train Elizabethtown (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus N/A
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 82%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (68%), women's dorms (11%), apartment for single students (15%), special housing for disabled students (3%), cooperative housing (3%)
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 20
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 77%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 15%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 21%
Campus Services
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 50
  • Museums Three art galleries: Hess, McCormick, and Lyet galleries. High Library contains some of the College's permanent art collection. The art collection is also in housed in other buildings on campus. Additionally, the College maintains a significant collection
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 970
  • Number of e-books 3,407
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Number Of Microforms 19,814
  • Computer Courses No
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 10
  • Number Of Books in Library 194,990
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library Facilities Brethren Heritage Room contains archives of the Atlantic Northeast and Southern Pennsylvania Districts of the Church of the Brethren; archives of Elizabethtown College; and a private collection on the history of Pennsylvania.
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 75
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 32,165
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 604
  • Employed Students after 1 year 59%
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 53%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs U.S. Patent Office; Words & Numbers; Bear Stearns & Company; Kids Peace; Lancaster County Children and Youth; Culpeper School District; Youth Advocate Program; Donegal Mutual Insurance; National Institutes of Health; Skelly & Loy, Inc.Elizabethtown Coll
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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