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Over 100 years of Excellence

Founded in 1899 by the Church of the Brethren, Elizabethtown has remained true to its heritage of service, non-violence and justice, while continuing to move forward.

An ongoing strategic planning initiative has enhanced academic and cocurricular programs and strengthened the College's position as a leader in education – Elizabethtown has been ranked for 12 consecutive years as one of the best regional colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Our HistoryOur History

Elizabethtown College is a centennial college, one of dozens founded in the 19th century by churches or church members for the educational advancement of their denominations. Our heritage lies with the Church of the Brethren, one of three historic peace churches, along with the Quakers and Mennonites.

Our AlumniOur Alumni

We prepare you not only for successful professional lives, but also for personal and professional challenges. Our alumni join the world and help to make it bigger and better.

Our NumbersOur Numbers

How many acres is our sprawling campus? How many majors and minors do we offer? These and other numbers are important ones. We share them annually in the College Fact Book. Numbers of note can be found in our At a Glance section.

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