Students Say

If you ask Elon undergrads to capture the essence of their university with one turn of phrase, they’ll likely report that it’s all about “big-school opportunities with a small-school community.” Happily expounding, students are also quick to underscore that “the hard work that Elon puts into giving its students a hands-on, experiential learning environment is recognized from day one.” Further, students here appreciate the numerous opportunities for study abroad along with the “small class sizes and individual attention.” What’s more, Elon’s “personable,” “engaging” professors are both “enthusiastic about their fields and helping students.”

Overview

Applicants
10,443
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.98

GPA Breakdown

63%
Over 3.75
12%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
560 - 660
SAT Math
570 - 660
SAT Writing
560 - 660
ACT Composite
25 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Regular
January 10

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

Students Say

If you ask Elon undergrads to capture the essence of their university with one turn of phrase, they’ll likely report that it’s all about “big-school opportunities with a small-school community.” Happily expounding, students are also quick to underscore that “the hard work that Elon puts into giving its students a hands-on, experiential learning environment is recognized from day one.” Further, students here appreciate the numerous opportunities for study abroad along with the “small class sizes and individual attention.” What’s more, Elon’s “personable,” “engaging” professors are both “enthusiastic about their fields and helping students.” They truly “want their students to succeed both in and out of the classroom.” Undergrads also value the care and concern the administration shows to students, which extends to even the top brass. As one incredulous student shares, “Our president opens his home to the student body around the holidays, provides us with food on the school’s dime, and stands in a holiday hat to take pictures with students that are placed on a holiday card and sent home.” It’s no wonder this fellow undergrad concludes by simply stating, “I felt an instant comfort when I stepped on campus. At other schools I really felt like a visitor, but at Elon I felt like I belonged there.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
558
with Terminal Degree
443

289
Men
269
Women
81
Minority
16
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
76%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
81%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Related Services
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Marketing

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication, General
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • General Literature
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health Education and Promotion

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


U.S. Navy Adm. William "Bill" E. Gortney
Commander,U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy

Kerrii Anderson
Dir. Lab Corp of America; Chairwoman of Board Chiquita Brands Intern'l.

Jack McKeon
MLB mgr(Fl Marlins,Cin Reds,Kansas City Royals,Oakland Ath,San Diego Padres

Deobrah Yow
North Carolina State University Athletic Director

Christopher Martin
Chairman, Pres. & CEO,Provident Financial Serv & The Provident Bank of N.J.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
69
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,474

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,722

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,514

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,176

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
43%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$11,700

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$30,848
Required Fees
$399
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,224
Transportation for Commuters
$1,100

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Privately funded alternative loans

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

On the surface, the typical Elon undergrad appears to be “preppy, white, and from a well-off family, [and he or she] probably [attended] a private high school.” However, if you’re willing to look beyond the “Lily and Southern Tide” exterior, you’re sure to discover a student body that’s “cordial,” “highly motivated,” “driven, and engaged.” Indeed, on this “hardworking” campus, you’ll find students are “passionate about their studies” and “take their schooling very seriously.” Leadership is another big attribute that’s tossed around as most students are “on the executive board of an organization or more than one organization, and [they are] heavily focused on self-improvement.” Perhaps more importantly, undergrads at Elon also report that their peers are “compassionate” and “open and willing to talk and help anybody.” Finally, as one content undergrad sums up her campus, “Students fit in by getting involved. Whether it’s Greek life, sports, or clubs, I think there is something for everyone.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,782
Out of State
79%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

2.18%
Asian
5.87%
African-American
5.16%
Hispanic
83.76%
Caucasian
1.87%
International

59% female
41% male
79% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Undergrads at Elon certainly know how to “keep themselves busy.” Indeed it’s difficult to find someone who isn’t juggling academics with a myriad of extracurricular activities. In addition, many students “choose to participate in Greek life, which tends to run the social scene. On the weekends, students go out to the bars in the town or to parties at various off-campus houses.” While some claim that those not in the party scene “often feel like [they] are in a minority,” others assure us, “There’s a lot to do around here, even if you don’t drink.” As one undergrads explains, “Oftentimes my friends and I will play Frisbee, climb the magnolia trees on campus, have movie nights, play video games, just hang out.” Of course, there are also plenty of school-sponsored events to enjoy. Another student adds, “Our Student Union Board holds free events all the time like bingo, movies on the lawn, concerts, midnight meals, and even a hypnotist show. I always have options for something fun to do!” Locally, there are “a lot of great restaurants in the area that range from diner-style places to really authentic Indian and Korean restaurants, so there is a lot of choice. [Certainly,] going out for dinner is a common social activity.” Further, students also value Elon’s location, which “allows you to get to Raleigh, Chapel Hill, or Greensboro in less than an hour.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
62%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
90
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
83

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disabilities Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Priscilla Lipe

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
formal psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
5 of the following 7: psychological eval, physical exam, developmental history, family history and parent interview, in-dept clinical interview, TOVA, diagnostic criteria for AD/HD as described in DSM-IV.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
30

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
17

22% join a fraternity
39% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Phoenix)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Phoenix)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: NC A&T University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: NC A&T University

Sustainability

Elon University is currently fulfilling its mission statement to prepare “students to be global citizens and informed leaders motivated by concern for the common good.” Elon has adopted a green building policy in which new buildings, consisting of 8,000 or more square feet, are required to pursue LEED Silver certification. The university also boasts multiple LEED Gold buildings. New projects focus on sustainability features, including site stewardship; conservation of water, energy, and other resources; and indoor environmental quality. Other campus-wide initiatives include: over $1 million (including grant funding) committed to the “Bio-Bus” biodiesel transportation program; Building Dashboard, a real-time electricity monitoring system that encourages the campus community to track its own energy use; and a print management system that has reduced paper usage by 70 percent. Elon offers an interdisciplinary environmental studies major, courses on sustainability-related topics, and a program to assist faculty members with incorporating sustainability principles into their curricula. Student peer educators known as Eco-Reps raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage environmentally responsible behavior of fellow students. Environmental speakers, Phoenix Cup, Earth Week, and RecycleMania, are all designed to promote conservationist practices. Notably, the composting initiative has moved beyond the dining halls. The campus grounds have also benefitted, with the university collecting and composting its yard waste. In 2013-14, approximately 153 tons of compost were produced from yard waste collected. In campus dining halls, students go trayless in an effort to reduce water usage and food waste. Dining services has a composting program for pre- and post-consumer food waste

Green Rating
95
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
10%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
34

Average Number of PC's per Lab
31

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
2700 Campus Box
400 N. O'Kelley Avenue, Elon
Elon, NC 27244

Phone
336-278-3566

Email
admissions@elon.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Belk Library
Rhodes Football Stadium
Koury Business Center
Moseley Student Center
Koury Athletic Center
Lindner Hall, Academic Village, Global Neighborhood

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Acorn Coffee shop
Elon Town Center
Alamance Crossing (Burlington)
Friendly Shopping Center (Greensboro)
Southpoint Mall (Durham)
Franklin Street - Chapel Hill;

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
8 – 5 pm ( Monday – Friday) 8:30 – 1 pm (Saturday
336-278-3566

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
n/a

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation


Driving Instructions to Campus
•Take Interstate 85/40 to Exit 140 (University Drive) and head north on University Drive. •Turn right onto Boone Station Drive, and then immediately left at St. Mark's Church Road. •Follow this road for 1.4 miles. Note the road's name changes to Williamson Avenue after crossing S. Church Street. You will cross railroad tracks as you enter campus. •Turn right at the stoplight on Haggard Avenue. •Take first left onto N. O’Kelly Avenue and follow the signs to visitor parking behind Inman Admissions Welcome Center.
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Key Stats

10,443
Applicants
5,782
Size
54%
Acceptance Rate
1220
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists