Elizabethtown, PA
Elizabethtown College


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Recent Reviews

Katie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college can be a difficult and daunting task. My advice to parents and students would be to visit as many c...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college can be a difficult and daunting task. My advice to parents and students would be to visit as many colleges as possible, making sure to document the visit in some way by grabbing brochures or pamphlets, or simply by taking notes. The easiest way to narrow down the search is to look at state schools versus private colleges. Listen to your student and allow them to make their own decision because being comfortable is the most important characteristic a college can provide. If you aren't comfortable with the people you meet, the places you see, or the food you eat, then you will not be able to enjoy your college experience. This may sound corny, but I knew Elizabethtown College was the right choice for me after taking a tour and meeting an admissions counselor; two steps I strongly recommend. In order to know if you will fit in at a school, you must visit it in person. If you are interested in a school--schedule an overnight visit and sit in on a class. If you can see yourself at that college in the coming years, you know you have found the right place.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about our school is that it is not very ethnically or racially diverse. This is important because it creates an atmosphere with varying viewpoints that challenge set ideas and morals students have been taught from birth. Our school is striving to become more diverse, but progress is slow. My hope is that by the time I graduate, the student population not consist of a majority of middle class caucasian students.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Mostly I rave about the attention students at Elizabethtown College receive from the professors. The faculty at the college are always available to help students and they really do strive to help all of them succeed. It is comforting to know that students have a support system in place through professors that are willing to push students to achieve everything they are capable of achieving. I can honestly say that going to school at Elizabethtown is worth the money.

sarah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents need to ensure that their child examines every single aspect of the college bofore that the child chooses which schoo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents need to ensure that their child examines every single aspect of the college bofore that the child chooses which school is best for them. For example, I chose all the schools that I was looking at based on athletics. However, when I experienced college athletics compared to high school athletics, I chose not to continue. Therefore, I am at a school that I chose solely for athletics. I did not examine other aspects of the school, and there are currently other aspects that I am not happy with because they were over-looked.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

i wish that i knew that the school is really small. I did not think that 1700 was a little amount of people, but it defintly is. everyone knows everyone elses business and i do not like that.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

the worst thing about my school is the social life. It is pretty much non-existant if you do not have a car, or it is redundant and boring. there is not much to do even if you leave the campus.

Neal
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For parents, find out what the financial aid possibilities are at the schools that you are looking at before committing to an...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For parents, find out what the financial aid possibilities are at the schools that you are looking at before committing to anything. For students, while being undecided when going into college is ok, I found it very stressful to change my major in my second year, since at that point there a few options left for you if you still want to graduate in four years. If you can, try to double major in two things that are related and that you like as double majors are more appealing to companies and graduate schools. For both students and parents, a little distance is not your enemy. It will be hard at first to be somewhat far apart at first, but it will help both of you in the long run.

What's unique about your campus?

The math department professors are wonderful, always willing to help and you can bug them whenever you want about anything you are thinking about, school related or not.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The cost. I say this because the tuition continues to rise while the financial aid is stagnant.

Rachel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't set your heart on one particular college until you have been there and experienced the vibe on campus. It is true what ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't set your heart on one particular college until you have been there and experienced the vibe on campus. It is true what they say that you will know when you go there. It may not be immediate and obvious, but you will know where you feel most comforable and part of the community. Also it is a joint effort of both parents and students to pick the right institution for their family. Students, listen to your parents when they offer a suggestion about a school because they have your best interests in mind Parents, be sure to let your son/daughter have the last word when picking their college because it is them who have to spend their days there. Once you get to college, dive on in. This is your chance to be exactly who you want to be so embrace that and make the most of it. I would strongly advise against going to college with someone you know. It is a freeing experience to define who you are exactly as you want to be seen! So seize the experience entirely and have a great time. It is a pivotal time that is all yours!

Megan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

we're the friendly campus! kinda like the set of cheers... everyone knows your name, and is happy to have a drink with you ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

we're the friendly campus! kinda like the set of cheers... everyone knows your name, and is happy to have a drink with you at the end of the day.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Picking a college is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make... or so everyone told me. But the truth is, college is what you make it -- no matter where you go. Look for a college that you feel comfortable at -- and that you can AFFORD to attend. Don't stress about picking the "perfect" college, you can always transfer. Talk to the STUDENTS on the campuses you're looking at -- not just people in the admissions department -- and find out what they have to say about the people on campus. Because what it all boils down to is the people you share the college journey with.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

How amazing the people I met there are.... and how my on-campus research job kicks their on-campus job's asses.

Andrea
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Elizabethtown college can be described as home away from home.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Elizabethtown college can be described as home away from home.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you apply to all different kinds of schools because you may think you know what you want, but in reality its not what you wanted at all. I personally thought i wanted to go to school in a city and be a city girl, so i went to Temple my first year. I realized a month into it that i didnt want to be there, there was nothing there for me and that i had to get out asap. I began researching again what would fit me, i wanted to find a school that was just like me, outgoing, but not obnoxious, smart, but not brainy, fun, but not wild. I found my perfect fit. Elizabethtown College! yes its expensive and sometimes i think that if i had the chance to do it all over, i probably would have gone to a cheaper, public school. But then i think about it some more and realize that, NO....Elizabetown is worth it! i really dont think theres anything like it. It is one, it is unique.

What's unique about your campus?

the friendliness of the people on campus. Very welcoming and heart warming. Very easy to find a place to fit in.

Mollie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Elizabethtown College is a close knit community where most students and professors know each other.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Elizabethtown College is a close knit community where most students and professors know each other.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When choosing a college, I think the most important thing to do is to choose a place where you will feel comfortable. For most teenagers, it will be the first time in their life they will be living out on their own without their parents around. If they choose somewhere thats too large, they may be overwelmed with all the new people they meet. Also if a students choose a smaller school, they may be dissatisfied by many of the things offered to them on campus. It's mostly about choosing what you believe will make you happy. In the end, you may make the right choice or you may make the wrong one. However, once you are there you should attempt and make the best out of your situation. and become involved in many activities on campus. Also, you will never make it through college without friends so go out and make many new friends. Whether or not you have anything in common, you will help each other grow as a person and be there for each other as you go through this somewhat difficult change in life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The fact that we are required to take general education classes before graduation.

Jordan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Chose first by desired distance from home and then size. Visit both large and small schools. Facebook is a great way to mee...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Chose first by desired distance from home and then size. Visit both large and small schools. Facebook is a great way to meet people in your dorm before school starts. Start a facebook group with the such as "freshmen of Ober residence hall" then people join and you can chat.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Small Town loving, friendly, upper middle class, athletes make up most of the student body. (preppy)

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes big city living, large campuses, large classes, and other large city aspects.

Steven
Describe the students at your school.

They are friendly and reliable and will be there when you need them to be.

Describe the students at your school.

They are friendly and reliable and will be there when you need them to be.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go to the college and visit/tour, you'll know when you've found the right place

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

How awesome etown is. I love it, it is so pretty, and we have such great programs

Kristin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think the most important thing is getting an early start; but also important is planing out courses/majors that you will ne...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think the most important thing is getting an early start; but also important is planing out courses/majors that you will need to think about so that there is less changing things at the last minute. Many things that I know I want to do take money so parent approval is a must first.

What's unique about your campus?

Being able to walk everywhere and see almost anyone I want to on a given day

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That the course work is so haard and that my first semester schedule should not be bulked up

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