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Study at Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College, also known as Etown, was established by members of the Church of the Brethren in 1899. It is a private, four-year college and is located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. The campus of the college is spread across an area of more than 190 acres. The college is a comprehensive college and offers over 60 minors and 40 majors. Courses are provided in the streams of humanities, professional disciplines, and arts and sciences. The Student Enrolment consists of national and international students from 30 states in the United States and over 40 countries worldwide. Adult Degree Programs are also provided in the college.

Etown College's athletics department fields more than 15 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in Commonwealth League, Middle Atlantic Corporation, and National Collegiate Athletic Association, division III. They are nicknamed as the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays participate in sports including cross country, basketball, baseball, and softball.

Profile of Elizabethtown College

Students attend Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA, a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is proud of its Church of Brethren status. Elizabethtown College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Elizabethtown College is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in mathematics and media.

Elizabethtown College Selectivity

Elizabethtown College is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 510 and 610.


Elizabethtown College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 2, 360 students at the school .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Elizabethtown College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Elizabethtown College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Elizabethtown College values student athletics, and belongs to the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation.

Elizabethtown College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management150business management, accounting, marketing, business administration, international business, MIS, actuarial science, managerial economics
Liberal Arts77political science, English, technical and business writing, history, social studies, social services, French language, Japanese language, . . .
Education and Teaching59elementary school teaching, science teaching
Media41media studies, mass communication, communication and journalism
Medicine34health professions, pre-med
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy29occupational therapy
Science27biology, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, chemical physics, biochemistry, chemistry courses
Therapy and Counselling23psychology, music therapy
Family and Social Work21social work
Computer Science and Engineering20information science, computer and info science, computer engineering
Security and Law Enforcement17criminology, criminal justice and safety
Mathematics8mathematics, applied mathematics
Engineering8engineering, engineering physics, industrial engineering, engineering mechanics, electrical engineering
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy3religious studies, philosophy, Christian studies, religion, ethics
Art Studies2art studies
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science, forest management
Fine Arts1fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College

One Alpha Dr

Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298

General Phone: (717) 361-1000


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