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Elizabethtown College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 518 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $48,763)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $46,288)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 26 10 - Yes
Field Hockey - 25 - -
Golf 12 - - Yes
Lacrosse 40 27 - -
Soccer 34 23 - Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Swimming 7 17 - -
Tennis 11 11 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 31 38 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 29 39 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 17 24 - -
Volleyball - 14 - Yes
Wrestling 37 - - -
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.0%
Hispanic 2.6%
Non-resident alien 2.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.1%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 88.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 10
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0

Notable Alumni

  • Ben Houser, award-winning ESPN producer/writer
  • Bill Foster, former head coach of Duke basketball
  • Ernest W. Lefever, founder of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Kim Powers, Survivor: Africa contestant
  • Richard L. Bond, former CEO of Tyson Foods
  • David G. Behrs, president of Saint-Mary-of-the Woods College
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Shannon
  • 4
  • Dorm life is very respectable at Elizabethtown College. Each floor of the on-campus dorms has it's own community standards that YOU help decide. As you walk down the halls of…

  • Dec-27-2014 Read More
  • Kelly from Mertztown, PA
  • 2
  • The dorms are small, out dated and fairly dirty for the amount of money we pay to go here. And there is no wireless internet in the dorms, only in…

  • Mar-21-2012 Read More
  • Caitlyn from Lancaster, PA
  • 4
  • The dorms are nice. Some are up for renovations soon but others are newer on the inside. The college makes sure the student is happy. Work orders for broken things…

  • Apr-02-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Victoria from Silver Spring, MD
  • Feb-26-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    some things were really good. others were bland. Another student honostely told me you have to find the really good stuff. it is there. some boring things are just mixed in randomly. TRY THE CARROT CAKE!

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  • 5
  • Shannon
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Elizabethtown College offers some of the best food I've ever tasted among all of the schools I've visited and attended camps at.

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  • 3
  • Bridget from Flushing, NY
  • Jun-01-2014 I am a current student here

    On-campus options are very limiting and don't have variety so it gets boring. The quality of the food varies and can be pretty bad.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is all pretty good, especially for college food, but it tends to get a little repetitive as the semester goes on. There are 3 meal locations on campus; the main cafeteria, which has many options like a pasta station, grill, and a deli as well as a main hot food line, a smaller place where you can take food to go or sit down to eat, and a caf�© for mostly breakfast foods like coffee and muffins. Thereâ��s also a food truck that comes to sporting events. Overall, most students eat in the main cafeteria.

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  • 4
  • Alexandria from Somerset, PA
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Food at Etown is nothing short of delicious. There is a wide variety of options available every single day, with a different main entree of lunch and dinner. From burgers to salads to the famous carrot cake Etown is known for, no student ever goes in want for food. Vegetarian and vegan options are always available. While weekends tend to consist of nothing more than brunch and leftovers, the rotating menu offers enough choices to satisfy everyone. There is a lot of seating but tables fill quickly during rush times, so it is recommended to eat at an off-time.

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  • 3
  • Elise from Aberdeen, MD
  • Jul-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Food at Elizabethtown is that of a typical college. Nothing fancy, but there are always healthy options like the salad bar and the omelet station. For those who prefer awesome desserts though, the dinging hall here is for you! Desserts never disappoint at school-- there's a self-serve ice cream station and there are always plenty of cakes and cookies to choose from. The Jays Nest, our school's quick mart/quick food stop is great for your late night snack or mid-day lunch break. It's open late so many students will spend their evenings there studying with friends or grabbing a late night quesadilla!

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  • 4
  • Frank from Medford, NJ
  • Apr-20-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is pretty good. It has a nice variety of food and the hall has different kinds of food everyday. The cafeteria features a pasta bar, salad bar and a dessert bar.

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  • 5
  • David from Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Can't complain. The food is always amazing, although some people do not think so. I just wish they had healthier foods!

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  • 5
  • Suzanne Miller
  • Oct-04-2012 I am a current student here

    The food at E-town has a reputation for being top-notch and you will not be let down. The Marketplace is open 7am-7pm and it's a buffet style dining area. There's a pasta bar, a salad bar, pizza, an entree bar that changes every day, a sandwich/wrap station, a huge desert bar, and plenty of other options. There's also the Jay's Nest which is a convenient store and cafe area where students can get snacks and order fresh food. For late night snacks, there's a food truck that drives around campus offering various meals.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    There is no greek life at Etown, but I don�t think that anyone misses it because there are enough other activities to be a part of.

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  • 0
  • Frank from Medford, NJ
  • Apr-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, there is no greek life. However, there are houses around campus that have events.

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