Get $150 Scholarship!


Elizabethtown, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
Estd 1899Established Year

Elizabethtown College 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
Study Abroad Expert

In the fall session of 2019, 1893 students had applied for Elizabethtown College admissions. Nearly 81% of these applicants received an offer of admission from the college. This shows that this renowned institute of the US Education System is only slightly selective in its admission decisions and any candidate with an impressive overall profile and a GPA of 3.5 or more is eligible for enrollment.

The college provides around 58 undergraduate majors and 100+ minor programs to aspirants from across the globe. The college admits students from diverse backgrounds and currently has applicants from 25 states and 16 countries worldwide. The institute requires SAT and ACT scores from its applicants. 

While 75% students submit their SAT scores, around 18% candidates provide their ACT scores. An average SAT and ACT score of 1070 & 1290 and 21 & 28, respectively is considered a god enough score for an ideally deserving candidate. Some other salient points to be taken a note of when applying for Elizabethtown College are as follows: 

  • Students can apply via the Common Application/ Elizabethtown College Application.
  • Applicants to UG Level programs are not required to pay any application fee.
  • Admission is offered in the fall and spring semesters.
  • International applicants have to complete additional procedures as compared to domestic applicants during admission.
  • The college encourages all applicants to appear for an admission interview on campus. Interviews are not required but are strongly recommended for all candidates.
  • Applicants applying for majors in Music are required to submit an audition.
  • International applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendations coming from guidance counselors, advisors, principals and teachers.

COVID-19 Admission Updates

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Elizabethtown College has shifted all admission events online. Classes will start on campus from the 3rd week of August.
  • Submission of standardized test scores such as SAT/ ACT has been made optional for the 2021 fall admission session.
  • Updates from the College president regarding the academic session can be found at


Application PortalOnline application
Application FeeUG Level: N/A
PG Level: Varies by program
Academic Eligibility CriteriaVaries by program
Acceptance rate81%
English Proficiency RequirementRequired for international applicants
Mode of PaymentVisa/ MasterCard/American Express/ Discover/ Electronic cheque
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SessionsSpring and Fall Semester
Admission InterviewRecommended; Required for certain programs
Financial AidScholarships/ Internships/ Awards etc

Admission Deadlines

The institute offers an array of courses for international students and provides admission to them in several intakes round the year. The application deadlines for UG programs are mentioned below. Graduate-level programs accept applications on a rolling basis, all year round.

Admission SemesterApplication Deadline
Fall Semester- First-Year ApplicantsNovember 1 (priority application deadline) April 1(Rolling)
Fall Semester- Transfer ApplicantsAugust 1
Spring SemesterDecember 1
Spring SemesterOctober 1

International Student Admissions

Elizabethtown College is excited to offer admission to international students whose personal and academic goals align with the institute. The application process for international students is mentioned below.

How to apply?

Application Portal:

Application Fee:

  • UG Level: N/A
  • PG Level: Varies by program

Basic Admission Requirements

Students are required to submit the following documents for admission purposes

  • Official transcripts from past schools and colleges (if applicable)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from subject teachers/ school counsellors/ principal etc
  • A statement of purpose essay (250 words) elaborating on why the applicant is applying to Elizabethtown College
  • Photocopy of passport and visa(if applicable)
  • Certificate of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Certain programs may require applicants to appear for interviews/ auditions etc

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants may submit scores of any of the exams like TOEFL, IELTS etc. that are mentioned below to demonstrate proficiency in English

Test NameMinimum Score Required

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants are required to apply for a student visa to study in the USA after receiving an admission offer. Before applying for a visa students need to apply for a Form I-20 from the College.

Following documents should be submitted to the admissions office in order to receive the Form I-20

  • Certificate of Finances
  • Proof of Funds: Bank Statement/ Scholarship Letter etc
  • Copy of the photo page of Passport
  • Proof of English Proficiency

After receiving the Form I-20, students have to pay the SEVIS fee and apply for a visa interview at their nearest US consulate.

Elizabethtown College Undergraduate Admissions

Elizabethtown College admissions are offered in 58 undergraduate majors and various minor programs. Popular programs of study include Computer Science, Business, Biology etc. The admission process for undergraduate level students is mentioned below

Where to Apply: Common Application/ Elizabethtown College

Application Fee: N/A

Admission Requirements

Students are required to submit the following at the time of application

  • Official Transcripts or attested copies of Secondary School Records
  • Standardized Test Scores of SAT/ ACT, TOEFL/IELTS etc
  • 2 letters of recommendation from the school principal, counsellor or subject teachers
  • Statement of Purpose Essay (250 words) written in an autobiographical style, elaborating on the applicants’ interest in attending Elizabethtown College
  • The College strongly recommends students to appear for an admission interview before applying. Admission interviews are compulsory for certain programs.

 Students should mail admission related documents to

Office of Admissions

Elizabethtown College

One Alpha Drive

Elizabethtown, PA 17022 USA

Elizabethtown College Graduate Admissions

Elizabethtown College also offers 7 graduate-level programs in Business Administration, Physician Assistant, Occupational Theory, Public Policy, Education and Strategic Leadership for international candidates seeking to study in the USA. The admission process for graduate-level programs is mentioned below

Where to Apply: Online Application 

Application Fee: Varies by program

Admission Requirements:

Students are required to submit the following documents during the application process

  • Official transcripts from undergraduate institutes attended
  • Updated Resume
  • Statement of Purpose Essay (3-5 pages)
  • Letters of Recommendation

Apart from the common requirements mentioned above, each program has its specific application requirements, some of which are mentioned below.

RequirementsMBAMSLM.Ed. in Curriculum & InstructionESL Program SpecialistIntegrated STEM Education
Application Fee50 USD50 USD25 USD25 USD25 USD
Official TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Min GPA Required3.
GRE/ GMAT ScoresNot RequiredNot RequiredOptionalOptionalOptional
ELP Test ScoresTOEFL-iBT: 79
IELTS: 6.5
IELTS: 6.5
IELTS: 6.5
IELTS: 6.5
IELTS: 6.5
Letter of Recommendation2 Required2 Required2 Required2 Required2 Required
Statement of PurposeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work Experience3 years3 years3 years (preferred)Valid Teaching Certification RequiredValid Teaching Certification Required

Elizabethtown College offers a quality education at affordable costs and nurtures a diverse student body. This makes the institute an excellent choice for international students.

 Admission policies are also not too stringent and students who follow the admission guidelines can expect an admission offer from the college as it only rejects 19% of the applicants. It also believes in providing affordable education and thus has lowered the tuition fee by 32% for 2019-20. Applicants can track the application status on


Ques. Is it hard to get accepted to Elizabethtown College?

Ans. Elizabethtown College has a slightly selective admission policy with an acceptance rate of around 81%.

Ques. Is the TOEFL/ IELTS Score compulsory of admission at Elizabethtown College?

Ans. All international students at Elizabethtown College are required to provide sufficient proof of English Language proficiency either by taking an ELP test or via some other means

Ques. Whom should I contact regarding admission procedure enquiries at Elizabethtown College?

Ans. Students may contact the Vice President for Enrolment Management, John Champoli at for admission related questions at Elizabethtown College.

Get free counselling

Follow & Share this college to get information about admission

Cedar Crest College Allentown, Pennsylvania
Muhlenberg College Allentown, Pennsylvania
Lebanon Valley College Annville, Pennsylvania
Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Moravian College Bethlehem, Pennsylvania