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Elizabethtown College Admission Requirements

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Elizabethtown College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.8%
Admission Difficulty for Elizabethtown College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Elizabethtown College and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #89 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,530 out of 1,893 applicants were admitted making Elizabethtown College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. Elizabethtown College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Elizabethtown College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elizabethtown College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Elizabethtown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Elizabethtown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1190

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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elizabethtown College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >88%
1185 to 1290 Avg + 81%-88%
1080 to 1185 Avg - 71%-81%
975 to 1080 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 975 Low <60%
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Elizabethtown College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
18%
ACT Scores for Elizabethtown College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Elizabethtown College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #24 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elizabethtown College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Elizabethtown College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >89%
24 to 28 Avg + 81%-89%
21 to 24 Avg - 73%-81%
18 to 21 Reach 63%-73%
Less than 18 Low <63%
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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 #29 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 81% 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

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Elizabethtown College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,139 754 1,893
Accepted 929 601 1,530
Acceptance Rate 82% 80% 81%
Enrolled 227 150 377
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
153

Applicants have 153 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Elizabethtown College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult 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 1290. 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 21 and 28. 18% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.