A private liberal arts college in the heart of metropolitan Chicago, Elmhurst College ranks in the top tier of its category, according to U.S.News & World Report. With a student-faculty ratio of only 13:1, Elmhurst offers a personal approach where every student counts. All classes at Elmhurst are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and about 84 percent of the College's 127 full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
The College is located in Elmhurst, Illinois, a quiet suburb that ranks Number 1 in a Chicago magazine survey of the "best places to live." Downtown Chicago is a 30-minute train ride away, offering a wealth of professional, cultural, and recreational opportunities.
Students come to Elmhurst from many states and countries, and from nearly every religious, racial, and ethnic background. The student body comprises nearly 3,000 undergraduates and about 300 graduate students.
The college offers “many unique classes that will interest many different students.” Every professor varies and “they each have their style of teaching,” and since the school is small, every student “is able to have access to their professors and receive the help that they need in order for them to understand the classroom.” They are “inviting to new ideas and discussion,” taking a personal interest in students’ goals, and “love to have discussions that bring the material into current situations.” “I enjoy being able to talk with professors one-on-one without needing to schedule an appointment,” says a student. Students also enjoy the thoroughness of their education (though a few cite adjuncts as being inferior); professors “allow multiple viewpoints to be addressed, and every view must be backed up with a reason.”
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