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 a thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1080 (25th percentile) to 1290 (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. 81% of all applicants are admitted to Elizabethtown College, from which 25 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at etown.edu.

Overall Elizabethtown College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Elizabethtown College was reported as 80.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,890 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Elizabethtown College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.5%
  • 2017-2018: 74.0%
  • 2018-2019: 75.7%
  • 2019-2020: 80.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 71.7%

How Does Elizabethtown College Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Elizabethtown College is forty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Lebanon Valley College79.6%
York College Pennsylvania69.0%
Franklin and Marshall College30.4%
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design43.3%
Lancaster Bible College96.0%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Elizabethtown College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 640
Math530 - 650
Total Score1080 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 29
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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