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Competitiveness: This school is not competitive at all. The reason I attend E-town is because I slacked off in high school and ended up with a 2.8 GPA and had very limited options. The very low selectivity level of the school is reflected in the students. They have no motivation/passion for a good education.
Social Life: The The guys are borderline mentally retarted meat heads. The girls are horribly unattractive. For a school with a ratio of two girls for every guy its amazing that there are so few attractive girls. Its like high school in a way that theres one really attractive freshman girl and everyone knows who she is. The parties are very lame. They're either big house parties that get busted all the time or small boring dorm parties. The college is named after the small, almost non-existent town that has a few restaurants and a good donut shop. Also, its located in the middle of Pennsylvania just outside of amish country.
Athletics: Terrible also. The guys soccer team isn't bad so if you like watching division three soccer you might get a little entertainment out of that.
Diversity: What? Doesn't exist here.If you are not an intelligent person, enjoy being in the middle of nowhere, chew tabacco, watch nascar, and want a school thats less challenging than high school then come to Elizabethown. Otherwise, you will not be happy here like myself. Fortunately I worked hard here and got close to a 4.0 so I can transfer to a more competitive/urban school.
|Nov 25 2007|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| E-town is a good school. Not great; but good. |
Some of the older residence halls are getting upgrades, and new facilities are being built which are pretty nice. Food is great for the first year but then after it all kinda gets boring. The student center and the library are pretty nice facilities.
Majors like OT, education (elementary ed. not secondary.), and business tend to be the "prized" majors of the school. The psychology department is pretty good (the faculty is really helpful). Engineering has a lot of required classes that don't actually have anything to do with their major. Communications is a joke unless you are one of the 5 students who actually take seriously. English majors don't have much of a selection of classes. If you're looking to go into fine arts, go to an art school. Max class sizes tend to be in the 35 student range.
There are 2 girls for every guy. Social life around here has gotten a lot worse between last year and this year. This also goes along with feeling safe on campus. Campus and security are becoming much more strict with parties and drinking to the point where they almost go overboard. People are afraid to go out anymore or have parties because of all of the recent events. Much of the student population actually goes home for the weekend. The administration doesn't deal with problems effectively and so the student body has to pay for it. The actual town isn't what most people think a college town would be. There is not much going on. You have to travel to find a good bar. The actual people who live in the town tend to not be so supportive of the actual college or the students. Joining or being recruited to a sport is really helpful when it comes to friends and actually having a social life on weekends. This also goes for a lot of the clubs on campus.
There is NO football team which is a bummer for those of you who come from a high school that thrived on it. Men's soccer becomes the main sport during the fall. Games against our rival (Messiah) tend to be great games to go to, mostly for pelting the other team and their fans with marshmallows. The women's soccer, volleyball, field hockey, cross country, track, and lacrosse teams tend to be really competitive within the conference.
There are some ups and downs that the brochures, website, and tours never tell you. If it wasn't for playing a sport and friends here and some of the faculty, I would probably transfer to another school just to have a better social life and do more with art/photography.
|Nov 03 2007|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| Overall a great experience. Yes, the social life may not be equal to that of a massive State run university; but I almost always could find something fun to do as well as a great collection of students who all seemed to get along. |
|Oct 01 2007|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2007 |