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A private college in the heart of the Chicago metropolitan area, Elmhurst College is committed to helping students reach their full potential—in college and in the world beyond.

Located in a beautiful suburb just minutes from Chicago, Elmhurst College combines the close-knit learning environment of a small school with the endless opportunities of a world-class city.

Elmhurst ranks in the top 12 regional universities in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report, and among the Midwest's 10 Best Values, according to Forbes.

Wherever you want to go in life, Elmhurst has an academic program for you. Our 60 majors and 16 pre-professional programs give you plenty of opportunities to explore your interests and discover your passions. In small classes, your professors will get to know you and help you find your professional path.

Student life at Elmhurst is active and creative, with endless ways to get involved. Our campus is a 48-acre arboretum with nearly 900 trees, but we're also a 30-minute train ride from the bright lights and unlimited opportunities of downtown Chicago.

More than 80 percent of Elmhurst students 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.

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Overview

Applicants
3,625
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
485 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
381
with Terminal Degree
171

206
Women
175
Men
45
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • Geography Teacher Education.
  • German 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.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Psychology Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Speech Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, Other.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry, Other.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.
  • Urban Studies/Affairs.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


William Bauer
Judge, 7th Circuit US Court of Appeals

William Nelson
Medical Ethicist

Terri Hemmert
Chicago Radio Personality

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,787

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,917

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,417

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,925

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,009

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,755
Required Fees
$300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,366
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,875
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

4.98%
Asian
5.02%
African-American
20.76%
Hispanic
62.74%
Caucasian
2.82%
Unknown

61% female
39% male
9% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Corinne Smith

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
106
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Bluejays)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Bluejays)
9 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wheaton College
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Illinois Institute of Technology

Sustainability


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

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Macintosh, IBM, Dell, Compaq, Omnitech

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Stephanie Levenson
Director of Admission

Address
Office of Admissions
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Phone
6306173400


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Alumni Circle
Frick Center
Library
Tyrrell Fitness Center
Circle Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
City of Elmhurst
City of Chicago

Campus Tours

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

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admit@elmhurst.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Regional (METRA) Train, bus, taxi. Chicago's O'Hare airport is 10 miles away.

Driving Instructions to Campus
15 miles west of the Chicago Loop, just off Interstate 290

Local Accommodations
Many, most at reasonable prices


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