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Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Elizabethtown College Admissions

Elizabethtown College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 81% of applicants get into Elizabethtown College each year. Last year, 2,977 students applied to Elizabethtown College and 2,415 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Elizabethtown College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Elizabethtown College for fall should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Elizabethtown College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Elizabethtown College's admissions stats.

Elizabethtown College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 29.8%
Mean SAT Score 1173
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 38%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist No

Elizabethtown College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Elizabethtown College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 October 1

Considering Applying Early to Elizabethtown College?

Elizabethtown College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Elizabethtown College Admissions

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Elizabethtown College?

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

In 2022, Elizabethtown College accepted 81% of students, around 2,415 of the 2,977 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.

Transferring to Elizabethtown College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Elizabethtown College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Elizabethtown College

Wondering what factors are considered by Elizabethtown College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

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

Make sure to check with Elizabethtown College for more information on admission factors.

Elizabethtown College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Elizabethtown College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.03
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Elizabethtown College?

Students admitted to Elizabethtown College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 90% submitted a class rank. At Elizabethtown College 29.8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56.5% were in the top 25% and 82.9% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Elizabethtown College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 28%
3.75 and 3.99 30%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 6%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Elizabethtown College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 38% of Elizabethtown College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Elizabethtown College?

To be competitive with other Elizabethtown College applicants, you should aim to score 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 1173.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Elizabethtown College students scored 640 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.

To be most competitive at Elizabethtown College, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Elizabethtown College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to Elizabethtown College

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

• Winter 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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Elizabethtown College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Elizabethtown College?

❌ No, Elizabethtown College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Elizabethtown College's acceptance rate?

✅ Elizabethtown College has an acceptance rate of 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Elizabethtown College?

❌ Elizabethtown College does not offer early decision.

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Elizabethtown College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Elizabethtown College? Elizabethtown College is a somewhat selective institution. The Elizabethtown College acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


Elizabethtown College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elizabethtown College is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Elizabethtown College is Continuous processing.

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

Elizabethtown College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1270


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1100 to 1270


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Elizabethtown College students is 1173. 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)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Elizabethtown College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.69. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

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Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

Mar 1
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