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Welcome to Elizabethtown.

It's close to everything and smells like chocolate.

Elizabethtown, Pa. is located in the south central region of the state, in the northwestern corner of historic Lancaster County. Nearly 20,000 people reside in the borough and, during the academic year, more than 1,900 Elizabethtown College students also call the quaint and friendly town home. Elizabethtown features small shops and chain stores, eateries and coffee shops, a movie theater, and parks and sport fields. And it's no secret Elizabethtown College is a very large part of the community, offering the surrounding communities a venue for arts and cultural events. And, did we mention that, on many days, the aroma of chocolate fills the air? Mars Chocolate North America has a manufacturing facility right in town!

Elizabethtown is a short drive from Hershey, Harrisburg, the city of Lancaster and PA Dutch Country; each of these neighboring cities and rural areas provide plenty of recreational, educational and entertainment opportunities. And, with an Amtrak station in town, you are only a quick train ride from major urban centers Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore or New York City.

Places to go. Things to do. People to see.

Tourism and Travel Resources

Whether you are planning a visit to Elizabethtown College, or are a current student or employee hosting visitors to the area, here are some resources to help plan an itinerary.

Nearby Lodging and Dining

Visitors to Elizabethtown College have a number of wonderful dining and lodging options available in and around Elizabethtown. Below are links to local search results from popular local directory websites. 

Travel Guides to Our Area*

*Because these are third-party directories and websites, it is suggested you call or check official business websites for updated hours of operation and availability.

Major and Minors at Elizabethtown College

50+ majors, 80+ minors & concentrations

Our core curriculum emphasizes creative thinking, decision–making and problem-solving skills.
About Elizabethtown College

About Elizabethtown College

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Our students received about $26.2 million in institutional scholarships and grants during the 2010-2011 academic year.
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