Elizabethtown College has one eye on its 100 years of excellence, and another on the steps necessary to carry that excellence into the future. We maintain our traditional beliefs of service, non-violence, peace, and justice while providing state-of-the-art facilities for our students to learn in.

We were founded in 1899 by the Church of the Brethren and that has shaped much of our history. Despite our traditional roots, we are no longer affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, although, our internationally renowned Young Center is dedicated to Anabaptist and Pietist studies.

We Put Our Money Where Our Mouth is

Our motto, “Educate for Service,” shapes how we view education. We believe that education, regardless of academic discipline, is best utilized when used to benefit others.

Our ongoing strategic planning initiative has enhanced academic and co-curricular programs and strengthened our position as a leader in education.

At Elizabethtown, you'll join others who are preparing for lives of service and leadership as citizens of the world. Our faculty will encourage you to speak your mind and share your thoughts. You will have experiences that will stay with you for the rest of your life. The opportunities are endless, so take advantage of your short four years with us.

Challenge Yourself

Achieve high standards of scholarship, leadership, and service by joining our Honors Program. Enjoy increased faculty mentoring opportunities and even smaller class sizes. Our graduates have high rates of employment after graduation, and they strive for and earn national research positions and awards such as the prestigious Fulbright and Rhodes Scholarships through campus assistance and preparation programs in the Office of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships.

Explore Study Abroad and turn the world into your classroom. We’ll help you to have a once in a lifetime opportunity. The only catch is you have to tell us all about it when you get back.

Learn by doing with plenty of Internship and Field Experience opportunities. There is no better way to learn than by working side by side with professionals in your field of interest. With alumni in nearly every field, we are sure to find an open door for an amazing internship or job.

Become a leader. Service is important at Elizabethtown, and we consider it essential to a comprehensive education and experience. So, while you’re here, make sure that you get involved. Volunteer locally. Go on a service trip somewhere awesome and lend a hand. Develop leadership skills right here on campus with Called to Lead. Or live, learn, and serve with Student Directed Learning Communities.