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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE, ELIZABETHTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

Elizabethtown, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1899Established Year
  1735Enrollment

Elizabethtown College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Elizabethtown College is an independent, residential institution located in Lancaster County, in south-central Pennsylvania. Established in 1899, the college has been a leader in higher and adult education for more than a century. They offer associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs with an emphasis on arts, humanity, and science for students to study in the USA.

  • The courses are offered offline, online and a blended module.
  • The college offers a unique signature program module, understanding the academic needs of every individual.
  • Well-experienced faculty with 94.4% of full-time faculty hold a doctorate and/or terminal degrees in respective fields.
  • The small class size with a student, faculty ratio of 11:1 offers an opportunity for improved individual attention.

Rankings

Elizabethtown college is ranked:

  • #105 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report for Best Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #76 for Best Value Schools by U.S. News & World Report
  • The college is also a member of the Leadership Consortium for the Association of American Colleges and Universities national initiative Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility

Accreditations

Elizabethtown College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • The social work program in the college is approved by the National Council on Social Work Education.
  • The business programs in the college are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate University
Establishment Year1899
Campus SettingRural
Full-Time Faculty members124 (full-time)
98 (part-time)
Number of UG Programs56 majors; 108 minors
Number of Graduate Programs4
Departments19
Average class size17
Student; Faculty ratio11:1
Student population1633 (UG students)
Number of International Students28 (2018-2019)
Basic Tuition FeeUSD32,960
Test Scores AcceptedEnglish Proficiency - TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Websiteetown.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Program

Elizabethtown college offers various programs that provide associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in arts, science, professional studies, business administration, and education disciplines.

  • The college has 19 departments that offer 56 undergraduate majors, 108 minors/concentrations, and 29 cooperative programs with other institutions.
  • The college offers 4 master’s degree programs.
  • MBA is also offered as a dual-degree along with a master of science in strategic leadership.
  • Several honors and momentum programs are also a part of the programs offered in the college.

Campus

Spread over a 204-acre campus, amidst a residential neighborhood with easy accessibility to different parts of the city, the campus includes State-of-the-art academic buildings, residential halls, and performance venues and galleries.

Residence

More than 85% of students live on-campus in traditional residence halls, apartments, Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) and Student-Directed Learning Communities (SDLCs). But students have the option of opting for off-campus student housing to stay in the US.

The college provides living-learning communities for first-year students that provide greater access to tutors and academic activities and study groups.

The E-town campus has three dining facilities that offer healthy and tasty meals every day of the week.

Admission Process

Elizabethtown College offers admission to students in various programs under undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. The students for admission are selected based on their academic excellence and experience and overall interview performance.

  • The candidate should have a suitable prior academic qualification for admission.
  • The applicants for English-medium programs should provide proof of English language proficiency. (IELTS, TOEFL, and EIKEN are accepted as proofs)
  • The admission process includes an interview, audition and other special requirements for specific programs.

Needed Documents:

  • Academic transcripts and certificates.
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • English-language proficiency proof.
  • Recommendation letters.
  • Writing samples.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply to Elizabethtown college online on the Application Portal.

  • Duly fill the personal information, academic background and plans, employment details (if any), and recommender’s information.
  • Upload the needed documents.
  • Review and submit the application online.

On acceptance of admission, International applicants should submit the enrollment deposit and SEVIS fee to receive the I-120 form and acceptance letter for visa processing.

Cost of Attendance

The annual cost of attendance of a student studying at Elizabethtown College for the year 2019-20 is:

ResidentsAnnual Rate
Tuition32,960 USD
Room5,970 USD
Meal Plan6,090 USD
Tuition, Room, and Board45,020 USD

Financial Aids

International students in Elizabethtown college are eligible for financial aid and international scholarship programs provided by the college. Approximately one-quarter of the aid received by first-year students comes from Elizabethtown College through financial resources that include grants, merit-based scholarships, employment, student loans, parent loans, and an interest-free monthly payment plan. 

The Stamps Scholarship

  • All students admitted to Elizabethtown college are eligible for the Stamps scholarship.
  • Scholarship amount:
    • The recipients are allowed to receive monetary awards, individual mentors, and extra opportunities. The candidate is eligible for a full-tuition scholarship; USD6000 enrichment fund; and a personal mentor.
  • Eligibility:
    • High academic achievers who exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation will top the consideration list. The candidate should schedule an interview with the office of admission.
  • How to apply:
    • The candidate should apply for admission to the college, no separate application is needed for Stamp scholarship. Taking up an admission interview is recommended.
    • Elizabethtown College will select up to ten finalists to interview with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. Scholarship winners will be announced by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation by March 15.

The Mosaic Scholarship

  • Scholarship amount: Up to 5,000 USD
  • Eligibility:
    • The mosaic scholarship is awarded for students who bring in the perspective of diversity to the college through their experience and abilities.
    • Mosaic Award applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to valuing and fostering the diversity reflected in their community and in the bigger world beyond.
    • All students admitted to Elizabethtown college are eligible to apply for the award.
    • An interview process may be required to select the recipients of the award.
  • How to apply:
    • The application for the mosaic award is available online on the Elizabethtown college portal. The application will be reviewed by the office of admission and the decision will be sent on a rolling basis.

Work while Study Program

Elizabethtown college provides on-campus student employment options for domestic and international students. The students with an F1 student visa are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on-campus.

  • The preference is given to the students awarded work-study through the Federal Work-Study Program. The remaining jobs will be available to other students.
  • Students are paid at least minimum wage for each hour of work completed.
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Elizabethtown College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1825
FAFSA Code003262
Application Cost$30
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$32,000 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score117510701280 72%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590540640-
Mathematics585530640-
ACTCheck Detailed Score252227 22%
English252227-
Mathematics252227-

Elizabethtown College Acceptance Rate

74.0%

Acceptance Rate

3033

Total Applicants

1825

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.4%

Male

61.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program74.0%
Total Applicants2386
Total Enrolled1766
Graduate
Graduate Programs73.8%
Total Applicants80
Total Enrolled59

Elizabethtown College Enrollment

Enrollment
Elizabethtown College Enrollment1825
Undergraduate Enrollment1766
Graduate Enrollment59
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate72.8%

Attendance Cost

$32,000

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$32,000 / Year
Post Graduate Program$32,000 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,100 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,990 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,050 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$6,894 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,050 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,250 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,250 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
25881717871-
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  • 2019

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    RANKED  #394

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    Book Store

    The College Store0.17 Km
    Sequential Arts Too1.36 Km
    Comics on the Corner1.59 Km
    415 Comics2.51 Km
    Bearly Used Boutique7.74 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Trellis Marketplace1.16 Km
    Market Street Square1.36 Km

    Restaurant

    McDonald's1.24 Km
    Domino's Pizza1.24 Km
    Folklore Coffee & Co.1.38 Km
    Hokkaido Sushi & Hibachi1.38 Km
    Dunkin'1.45 Km
    Lucky Ducks Bar & Grille1.46 Km
    Vinnie & Pat's1.47 Km
    Twin Kiss2.18 Km
    Hoss's Steak & Sea House2.22 Km
    Country Meadows Restaurant2.43 Km
    PizzAtown2.44 Km
    T.J. Rockwell's American Grill & Tavern2.58 Km
    Sal's Pizza2.92 Km
    Country View Farm Market & Greenhouse4.44 Km
    Lancaster Pa Restaurant at Cameron Estate Inn5.65 Km
    Cameron Estate Inn & Restaurant5.66 Km
    Gus's Keystone Family Restaurant6.26 Km
    Lawn Service Plaza6.57 Km
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    Train Station

    Elizabethtown, PA1.99 Km

    Hospital

    Norlanco Health Center3 Km
    Masonic Health Care Center3.03 Km

    Airport

    Donegal Springs Airpark - N716.62 Km
    Hangar6.9 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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