B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Elmhurst College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc
Address
190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Elmhurst College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
900-1170
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$18,825/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,259/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,535/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,642/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,794/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,399/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,677Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Accepting
    52%
  • Outgoing
    30%
  • Extremely Busy
    13%
  • Indifferent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
46%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.54 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • It's the Elmhurst Experience.
    32%
  • It really is the Elmhurst Experience..
    28%
  • There are good parts and bad parts
    16%
  • Very White Bread.
    16%
  • Home away from home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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Yes, Elmhurst College is a small school! But that is what makes Elmhurst the best college to go to! Having a small number of students in your field of program such as Elementary Education is crucial. That means there are not that many graduates from a great college looking for a job in the same area as you. You are able to build a relationship with each of your professors because the class size is about 20 students. Having a real connection with your professor means they get to know you and you get to know them. They will be great references or write great recommendations for whatever you need. In addition to professors, you create long lasting friendships with your peers. Everyone becomes close and you support each other to get through the semester. I recommend applying to Elmhurst College first. It can be competitive to get in, but that is because they should be your number one choice!
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The staff at the school have been nothing but helpful. The costs are a bit high which is why I wouldn't give it a 5 star rating, but other than that, it is a wonderful campus. Everything is within 5 minutes of each other, and the staff know you by name. One problem I would say is that the Financial Services office have to be contacted numerously because they tend to forget about things or never put in things, and then you find yourself stuck worrying about your account. Other than that, things have been fantastic!
Our students career center is fantastic! I could confidently say that the people that work there care so much about you as an individual and work so hard at helping the student discover what they want to do and what they have to do to get there. I worked with Ingrid Beckton multiple times and i can tell you that she not only gave me her undivided time, but she also made it personal and asked me about my life outside school and shared things with me about her life. I felt really connected with her and even am able to say hi to her when I see her outside of the campus setting. In the Career of Professional Excellence center, you are allowed to go back there after you graduate and they will help you find a job if you don't have one.