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Elizabethtown College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Elizabethtown College, the application fee is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Elizabethtown College?

Elizabethtown College does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College is amoderately difficult school to get into. Elizabethtown College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Elizabethtown College **accepted 86% of students, around 1,454 of the 1,696 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Elizabethtown College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Elizabethtown College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Elizabethtown College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Elizabethtown College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Elizabethtown College must submit the following items. Double check with Elizabethtown College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2 3
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Elizabethtown College?

Out of all students that were admitted, 67.8% submitted a class rank. At Elizabethtown College 27.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58.1% were in the top 25% and 84.6% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Elizabethtown College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 67.8%

Elizabethtown College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 85% of Elizabethtown College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Elizabethtown College?

To be competitive with other Elizabethtown College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1100 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Elizabethtown College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Elizabethtown College student is 1176.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Elizabethtown College students scored 40 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Elizabethtown College students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Elizabethtown College?

To be most competitive at Elizabethtown College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Elizabethtown College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Elizabethtown College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Elizabethtown College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Elizabethtown College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Elizabethtown College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Elizabethtown College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Elizabethtown College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Elizabethtown College.

Does Elizabethtown College accept transfer credits?

Elizabethtown College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Elizabethtown College accepts:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Elizabethtown College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Elizabethtown College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Elizabethtown College?

No, Elizabethtown College is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Elizabethtown College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

86%

How hard is it to get into Elizabethtown College? Elizabethtown College is a somewhat selective institution. The Elizabethtown College acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.

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Elizabethtown College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elizabethtown College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Elizabethtown College is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Elizabethtown College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Elizabethtown College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Elizabethtown College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Elizabethtown College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1270

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Math SAT Range

540 - 40

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Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above

Good

1100 to 1270

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1100 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Elizabethtown College students is 1176. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Elizabethtown College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Elizabethtown College.

Elizabethtown College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,881

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

86%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,960

Out-of-State

$32,960

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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