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Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Our commitment is to Educate for Service. We believe that learning is most noble when used to benefit others, regardless of chosen career path. We prepare our students to lead rich lives of purpose and meaning, while advancing independent thought, personal integrity and social responsibility. These are the foundations for a life of learning.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Elizabethtown College was chartered in 1899 by members of the Church of the Brethren who were interested in establishing an institution of higher education for their denomination in eastern Pennsylvania.


  • 18 academic departments offer 49 undergraduate majors, 82 minors/concentrations, and 25 cooperative programs with other institutions
  • Core curriculum emphasizing the arts, humanities and sciences to develop interpersonal communication, writing, creative thinking and decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • 12:1 student/faculty ratio
  • 18 students in average undergraduate class
  • Offers Honors Program and several honor societies
  • More than 264,000 volumes in circulation at High Library
  • Four master's programs


Institutional Research is an integral part of successful planning and decision-making by the institution. Through collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating relevant and accurate information, Institutional Research seeks to promote institutional effectiveness.


Career planning can be a stressful and confusing process.  It may seem like everyone else has a career direction or knows what major to select except you.  It can be intimidating to think that you have to pick a career for the rest of your life.  

The good news is that you don't have to select one career for life. According to David Birch in the Journal of Career Planning & Employment, students can expect to have 3-5 different careers, and 10-12 different jobs during their work lives.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Office of Student Activities is the student-run central programming organization on campus. OSA is responsible for planning and executing a wide variety of events, both entertaining and educational, for the entire campus.

Library services

Mission Statement: The High Library partners with Elizabethtown College students, faculty, and staff to promote learning and discovery as we educate for service. We are committed to connecting people with ideas and to creating an intellectual and cultural commons—both physical and virtual—where individuals can experience the power of sharing information. 

ICT services

The Client Services Help Desk is available to answer questions, assist in solving problems, or provide information about computing at Elizabethtown College. The Help Desk should be considered the main point of contact and the central resource for technology on campus.

Medical services

Elizabethtown College, in collaboration with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, provides comprehensive clinical health services for our students. Services are provided at the Penn State Hershey Medical Group’s Elizabethtown office located on Continental Drive within walking distance from campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania is located in western Lancaster County. The College is also a short drive from the state capital, Harrisburg, and popular entertainment destination, Hershey.

Sports facilities

  • 24 NCAA Division III athletic teams
  • Intramural and club sports

Student clubs

  • 85 percent of students live on campus
  • 80+ clubs and organizations


  • Middle States Commission for Higher Education
  • American Chemical Society for Clinical Lab Services
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Council on Social Work Education
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States


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