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Elmhurst College

Admissions

Elmhurst Says...

Rolling admission begins on October 1 and continues until all spaces are filled.

Here's how to apply:
- First, complete the application for admission. It's available online at www.elmhurst.edu or by mail from the Elmhurst Admission Office.
- Next, submit your high school transcript, your ACT or SAT scores, and a recommendation f...
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Visiting And Contact Information

190 S Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

United States

Phone: 630-617-3400

Fax: 630-617-5501

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 78
SAT:
% Submitting Score:8%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:450 - 550
     Math Middle 50%:450 - 580
     Writing Middle 50%:430 - 540
ACT:
% Submitting Score:94%
     ACT Middle 50%:21 - 26
     Math Middle 50%:21 - 26
     English Middle 50%:20 - 27
Average High School GPA:3.3
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:21%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:19%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:19%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:15%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:22%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:3%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0%
     % with GPA 1.0 of lower:0%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:20%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:47%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:78%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:92%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 2,702
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,940
Total of accepted students who enroll: 506
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 78%
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Application Process
Regular Application Deadline: 07/15
Priority Application Date: 04/15
Notification Begins: 10/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Deadline: 4/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 2 years
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:2
     Science:2
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:0
     Social Studies:2
     History:1
     Academic Electives:4
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:21
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:1
     Social Studies:3
     History:2
     Academic Electives:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    78
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    450 - 550
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    450 - 580
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    430 - 540
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    21 - 26
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    21 - 26
  •      English Middle 50%:
    20 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.3
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    07/15
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