Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Elizabethtown College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Elizabethtown College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Elizabethtown College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Elizabethtown College and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #67 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,522 out of 2,010 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 45 percent. Elizabethtown College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Elizabethtown College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Elizabethtown College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
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 1180

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

Elizabethtown College typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >84%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 76%-84%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 65%-76%
960 to 1070 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 960 Low <52%
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Elizabethtown College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Elizabethtown College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Elizabethtown College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
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 #28 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 18 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
28 and Above Good >85%
24 to 28 Avg + 76%-85%
21 to 24 Avg - 67%-76%
18 to 21 Reach 56%-67%
Less than 18 Low <56%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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 grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Elizabethtown College accepts 76% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Elizabethtown College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,237 773 2,010
Accepted 953 569 1,522
Acceptance Rate 77% 74% 76%
Enrolled 239 147 386
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 26% 25%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

76% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1290. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.