Elizabethtown College

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Elizabethtown College can be found in Elizabethtown, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Elizabethtown College has an enrollment of approximately two thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1000 (25th percentile) to 1230 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 21 (25th percentile) to 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Elizabethtown College average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.52 for accepted students. 70% of all applicants are admitted to Elizabethtown College, from which 20 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at etown.edu.

Overall Elizabethtown College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Elizabethtown College was reported as 69.6% in Fall 2013 with over 3,820 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Elizabethtown College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Elizabethtown College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Elizabethtown College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 74.9%
  • 2010-2011: 74.5%
  • 2011-2012: 65.8%
  • 2012-2013: 69.6%
  • 2013-2014: 69.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 69.9%

How Does Elizabethtown College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Elizabethtown College is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg79.9%
Lebanon Valley College66.9%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York84.5%
Franklin and Marshall College39.3%
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design36.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Elizabethtown College (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 29
Math22 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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