Elmhurst is an above-average private, Christian college located in Elmhurst, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,732 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Elmhurst acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Psychology, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 64% of students, Elmhurst alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,300.
NCAA Division III (with football)
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Elmhurst College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
Elmhurst College Reviews
I absolutely love Elmhurst College. I cannot say enough good things about it and all the opportunities. Elmhurst has been there to support me the whole way. I feel very prepared to move on to graduate school, but will leave Elmhurst with fond memories and good feelings. This is a small campus, but it offers to much because of its close proximity to Chicago. If you like a small town feel, yet access to the big city, this is the college for you. I really can't say enough good things about this college and please come take a campus visit and see what it has to offer. With decent grades, you can receive excellent financial scholarships. I have received those, as well as scholarships for study abroad and scholarships for internships. Good luck and go Bluejays!
This will be my first year at Elmhurst College and I can't wait! Currently it is a private four-year college but coming up in 2020, Elmhurst College will become a university! The campus makes you feel so welcomed and makes me want to live in the dorms. I feel very safe in the area and I am proud to be a student at Elmhurst College because of all the wonderful many programs they offer. The professors are wonderful help.
I think Elmhurst College is the ideal institution for people who appreciate personalized, one-on-one interactions and help from the faculty. The college is relatively small, and the student life is extremely outgoing and friendly. You are never alone on the beautiful campus, and there are always fun events and activities going on. Elmhurst offers a wide range of majors, and is very quick to advocate for those who require special attention or have specific needs. The institution is wonderful, personalized, and extremely diligent in its catering to students and visitors.