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Elizabethtown College Admission Requirements

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Elizabethtown College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Admission Difficulty for Elizabethtown College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Elizabethtown College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Elizabethtown College is 86%.  It ranks #77 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Elizabethtown College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,454 out of 1,696 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent (SAT 1080/1280 ACT 20/26). Elizabethtown College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Elizabethtown College application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Elizabethtown College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 75% of students submitted SAT scores and 18% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Elizabethtown College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Elizabethtown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Elizabethtown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Elizabethtown College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. Elizabethtown College ranks #20 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elizabethtown College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >91%
1180 to 1280 Avg + 86%-91%
1080 to 1180 Avg - 78%-86%
980 to 1080 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 980 Low <68%
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Elizabethtown College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
18%
ACT Scores for Elizabethtown College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Elizabethtown College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elizabethtown College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Elizabethtown College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >91%
23 to 26 Avg + 86%-91%
20 to 23 Avg - 78%-86%
17 to 20 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 17 Low <68%
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Elizabethtown College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Elizabethtown College?

Applicants require 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 #39 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Elizabethtown College accepts 86% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.5 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

58.1% 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 27.6%
Top 25% of class 58.1%
Top 50% of class 85%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Elizabethtown College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,023 673 1,696
Accepted 881 573 1,454
Acceptance Rate 86% 85% 86%
Enrolled 232 173 405
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 30% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Elizabethtown College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elizabethtown College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Elizabethtown College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does Elizabethtown College prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Elizabethtown College. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Elizabethtown College?

86% of those who apply are granted admission to Elizabethtown College. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Elizabethtown College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1280. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Elizabethtown College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 18% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.