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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Elizabethtown College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74%
Admission Difficulty for Elizabethtown College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Elizabethtown College and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #62 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,245 out of 3,033 applicants were admitted making Elizabethtown College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Elizabethtown College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Elizabethtown College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
72%
SAT Scores for Elizabethtown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Elizabethtown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Elizabethtown College?

Elizabethtown College typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elizabethtown College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >83%
1240 to 1340 Avg + 74%-83%
1140 to 1240 Avg - 63%-74%
1040 to 1140 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1040 Low <50%
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Elizabethtown College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
ACT Scores for Elizabethtown College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Elizabethtown College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Elizabethtown College?

Admission data indicates that Elizabethtown College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elizabethtown College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Elizabethtown College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >84%
24 to 27 Avg + 74%-84%
22 to 24 Avg - 65%-74%
20 to 22 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 20 Low <55%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Elizabethtown College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elizabethtown College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Elizabethtown College accepts 74% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

61% of Elizabethtown College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Elizabethtown College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 33%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 89%
Bottom 50% of class 11%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Elizabethtown College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,941 1,089 3,033
Accepted 1,462 781 2,245
Acceptance Rate 75% 72% 74%
Enrolled 263 148 411
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
98

Applicants have 98 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Elizabethtown College before the Mar 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elizabethtown College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Elizabethtown College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Elizabethtown College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=212197 IPEDS survey data for Elizabethtown College.