A private liberal arts college in the heart of the Chicago metropolitan region, Elmhurst College has a long history of preparing students for lifetimes of professional achievement.
A private college in the heart of the Chicago metropolitan area, Elmhurst is among the top colleges and best values in the Midwest, according to college guides like U.S. News and Money magazine. And we make college affordable by awarding financial aid to 98 percent of our students.
Elmhurst is known for its seamless blend of liberal learning with professional preparation. More than 80 percent of undergraduates gain on-the-job experience through internships or service work, and 93 percent of our students find full-time employment or enter graduate school within a year of graduation.
With a student-faculty ratio of only 13:1, Elmhurst takes a personal approach where every student counts. All classes at Elmhurst are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and about 80 percent of the College's full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field.
The College's gorgeous campus is a green oasis in the heart of a safe, quiet suburb-but it's also just a half-hour train ride from downtown Chicago, one of the world's great cities, giving students unlimited access to world-class cultural and professional opportunities.
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.”
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.
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The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security