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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  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 Wisconsin
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

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
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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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,712Undergrads
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 26 responses
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  • Accepting
    54%
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • Extremely Busy
    15%
  • Indifferent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
46%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.57 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • It really is the Elmhurst Experience..
    29%
  • It's the Elmhurst Experience.
    29%
  • There are good parts and bad parts
    18%
  • Very White Bread.
    14%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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This school has a very beautiful campus. It is considered a national arboretum because of all the different types of trees and plants that it has. Most of the teachers at this University are very helpful and caring toward their students. They are usually willing to put in extra time outside of their jobs to help students with academics and even personal problems. The faculty in the financial aid office are very kind, welcoming, helpful, and considerate people. They are always trying their best to help out and accommodate the students that attend Elmhurst College. The atmosphere is very friendly and inclusive, and students are strongly encouraged to join and participate in extracurricular activities. There are not a lot of parties at this school, but there is still a lot of fun to be had. The local area is great. The people are very kind and the town is a very beautiful place.
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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!
Elmhurst college is a place where everyone feels at home. Everyone is welcomed and it seems like we’re all united on the and page. They have great programs, academically and ways to get involved with our community and within the school!