Elizabethtown, PA
Elizabethtown College


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Recent Reviews

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

Etown is a great place if you're not too serious about your academics, or anything else, for that matter. It's a pretty medi...

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

Etown is a great place if you're not too serious about your academics, or anything else, for that matter. It's a pretty mediocre place for mediocre kids.

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

STAY OVERNIGHT before making your decision. You can get a lot of information about a college from staying overnight, and getting an overall sense of how it would feel for you to be attending that school. Visit multiple times, if you can. Try to go on a day when the college isn't schmoozing you with food, gifts, or other things, such as on an open house day. Visit on a regular day to see what really goes on.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Lack of connection with the surrounding community.

Sam
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Spirit, friendliness, helpfulness.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Spirit, friendliness, helpfulness.

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

Start the search early, and take the time to carefully consider each college. It's where you'll be living and learning for the next four years. Make the most out of every day- take the chance to explore on your own, make new friends, join clubs, get a job, study real hard but have fun. Take nothing for granted.

Allyson
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates, in most cases, are friendly people that attend class and are prepared for each.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates, in most cases, are friendly people that attend class and are prepared for each.

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

Look at as many colleges as possible and have an idea of what you want in a college. You do not need to visit every single college, just look online and ask friends or others about it. When you find the right college, you will know. Try to let the student choose where to attend and not where the parent wants them to go. It is better if they go where they want because then they will have a more positive experience.

What's unique about your campus?

The college community is small , but because of the layout of campus it does not seem that way. There are many similar faces that you see during the day, but there are also others that you do not see as often.

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

College is a life experience. It is not solely an academic institution, a career preparation, or a social experience, rather ...

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

College is a life experience. It is not solely an academic institution, a career preparation, or a social experience, rather a combination of all three. I think the biggest mistake that parents and students make when searching for a college is focusing on one of those aspects and not the big picture. Yes, the academic reputation of a school is important, but if students do not feel comfortable in or are not satisfied with their environment they are likely to have that affect their grades. A student who chooses to go to the same college as a friend, or significant other may find themselves at an institution that does not offer the major they desire. Parents and students need to look for colleges that fulfill the needs of the student in all three areas and not just one.

What's unique about your campus?

Security is very laxed so it is easy to have visitors stay over frequently.

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

Most of the students here come from small towns and privileged families. There is a lot of ignorance and intolerance for people with different view and life experiences.

Jonathon
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is very committed to volunteering and helping out in the community. We have Into the Streets every year where stu...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is very committed to volunteering and helping out in the community. We have Into the Streets every year where students form groups and do projects in the community such as leaf raking, snow shoveling, beautification, etc.

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

Just go with the college that you just feel right on when you visit and talk to the people on campus. Make sure the school is reasonable with their cost and financial aid, however. You do not want to be paying back student loans for the rest of your life. Small class sizes is also very important to direct your education in a way that is most beneficial for you. Also, try and have as much fun as possible while not going too crazy and getting in trouble--it really is one of the best times of your life.

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

I wish I had known that the school was going to increase their tuition $2,000 every year for reasons unknown to me and not increase their financial aid awards accordingly.

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

In order to find the right college, you really should do and overnight. Most colleges have overnight programs where you can s...

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

In order to find the right college, you really should do and overnight. Most colleges have overnight programs where you can stay with a student, go to their club meetings with them, go see the sites in town, and eat with them in the dining hall. You really get a firsthand look at what defines life on campus at that particular school. You should also sit in on a class of your particular major and go on a tour of the facilities with your parents. Dorm and Classroom quality can have a serious impact on your ability to learn. Furthermore, to make the most of your college experience, you have to consider it a time of re-identity. In college, you are no longer bound to the reputation you earned in high school. Be exactly who you want to be, not who your friends conform you to be. Finally, take advantage of all the benefits the school offers. Often tutors, academic counselors, and professor one-on-one advising is often covered in your tuition, so there is no reason not to take advantage of it. If you really want to succeed, you can't be afraid to ask for help.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing may also be one of the worst. . . but you really recognize everyone, so it's very comfortable. It's a small and close knit environment. A group called SWEET- Students working to entertain E-Town also does a great job organizing live bands, comedians, movie nights, and dances for us on Sweet weekends, which usually are 4 or 5 times per semester. It's very easy to make friends!

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

I wish I would have known about the girls. A lot of people from this school have a lot of money, and I feel that a lot of the girls especially are a bit superficial and rude. It was a little difficult for me to find down to earth girls here.

Stephen
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Smal class sizes make the professors very accessable and attentive to your needs

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Smal class sizes make the professors very accessable and attentive to your needs

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

Honestly, finding a school that is right for you has to do with only one thing, find a place where you feel like you will fit. You need to be comfortable in the school setting, you will be spending the next four years of your life here. Walk around campus, not with a tour guide, not with your parents, but on your own. See how the students interact with you. Do you like that reaction? Eat in one of the campus eateries. Could you see yourself eating this food everyday? Find out about different living options on campus. Make sure you see a dorm room, and more importantly, a dorm room bathroom. You will be living here; make sure you are comfortable with everything you see. All in all, just find the place you fit in. If you fit in, you will be happy.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Although the school is only 15 minutes away from 2 cties (Lancaster & Harrisburg) the immediate area doesn't have a mall, but one is pretty close.

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

Don't ever think that money can keep you from doing whatever you have your mind set to. Most colleges will work with you to o...

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

Don't ever think that money can keep you from doing whatever you have your mind set to. Most colleges will work with you to offer a great financial aid package, as well as inform you of possible government assistance. And don't forget about students loans! Just be sure to fill out all of your paperwork on time and pay any all of your bills on their due date! This will boost your credit rating and hopefully will allow for a much easier (and lower interest rate) loan approval. Once you're safely and securely in that special college, remember: it costs an ungodly amount of money to attend this school and every class you don't go to is like tossing your cash out the window. The same goes for your credit load. You're paying for 18 credits whether you take that amound or 12. Remember: It's ONLY four years and you can do it!

What's unique about your campus?

It's the perfect size and everyone is pretty friendly to one another.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Being a music major, I think we should have a much larger, nice building to "live" in, instead of the basement of the used-to-be-library. For a major that requires classes from sun up to sun down with sometimes no opportunity to go outside, the least they coul do is offer us a building with windows.

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

Make sure you know what you want to get college. Figure out if whatever school is the one that will help you get what you wan...

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

Make sure you know what you want to get college. Figure out if whatever school is the one that will help you get what you want. Visit the potential schools on a school day and weekend possibly more than once.

What's unique about your campus?

The ability to have fun and still get your work done. The resources that are available also help and there is a strong sense of teachers really wanting to prepare students for their future careers.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Way too strict about off-campus activities, not enough diversity among students, and the most frustrating thing is the cost for school. It's bad enough we lack many of the things that students would love to have, but to be paying crazy amounts of money every year is unfair.

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

Elizabethtown College is a place where student can be themselves and do it in a very welcoming community.

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

Elizabethtown College is a place where student can be themselves and do it in a very welcoming community.

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

I would tell them to search every where and think about all possibilities. I did not even look at the school I am at now at first because of its location. But I love it because of its location now and the offerings we have.

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  • 1,737
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $43,490
  • Acceptance rate
  • 73%

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