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Elizabethtown College FACTS

It's your job to ask questions, get the facts, the REAL scoop.

Good thing we've got the answers and resources you need! Here are some general facts about Elizabethtown College. But don't stop here, each fact has links to videos, photos, conversation and everything you ever wanted to know about being a Blue Jay.


Over 85% of our students live on-campus

Independent living with the comforts of home

You will make friends, enjoy meals in the Marketplace, drinks in the Blue Bean and late-night snacks at the Jay’s Nest. Our 200-acre campus will become your home. Learn more about Campus Life.

Part of a winning team

Get Your Game On!

Enjoying a strong tradition of success, the Blue Jay's varsity program is one of the top NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation. Additionally, Elizabethtown offers a variety of
intramural sports such as ultimate frisbee, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading and more. Learn more about our Athletic Program or our Intramural Sports.

Our Commitment to Affordability

We work to come to common ground to make your four-year degree a viable option.

Your award package can include a combination of need- and merit-based aid: scholarships, grants, student employment and loans. Learn more about our Financial Aid Counselors.

Close to Everything.

Smells Like Chocolate.

Elizabethtown, a borough of about 12,000 residents in historic Lancaster County, Pa., is a small town with big-city access. The neighboring cities of Lancaster, Hershey and Harrisburg offer plenty of recreational, educational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Discover more about our region.

Our Commitment to Affordability

Recognizing Your Achievements with Merit-based Scholarships.

Elizabethtown College is committed to recognizing the significant achievements of our strongest applicants. When you apply to the College, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships—no additional forms are necessary. Learn more about our Scholarships or Financial Aid.

Campus life.

Your Life.

Sure, academics come first, but not all of your time is devoted to studying. Fun, food, friends, leadership, service, social events and other extracurricular activities are an important part of college life, too! There always is—and we mean ALWAYS—something to do on campus.

The Elizabethtown College Commitment

Commitment to Affordability
Commitment to Affordability

With a financial aid budget of more than $33 million for 2014-2015, Elizabethtown College has the financial aid opportunities (merit- and need-based) to help make a private college education an affordable option.


Proven Outcomes
Proven Outcomes

95% of our graduates on average are employed or in graduate school within eight months of graduation. 

93% of our alumni agree that "my Elizabethtown College experience was money well spent."

Why Elizabethtown College?

We prepare our students to lead rich lives of purpose and meaning, while advancing independent thought, personal integrity and social responsibility.

The Right Fit

At Elizabethtown, fit is not an SAT score or grade point average. We consider the whole person and their potential

Be engaged and challenged at Elizabethtown

Join a club. Play a sport. Audition for a play. Volunteer. Write for the paper. Run for office. Work on campus. You get the idea. There are plenty of ways to get involved!

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

Our commitment is to Educate for Service, discover how that has/and will continue to shape our history.
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At Elizabethtown College, your ideas matter. We encourage you to speak your mind and share your thoughts.
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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