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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
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
About Elmhurst College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
980-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,685/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,852/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,732Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
143
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Accepting
    48%
  • Outgoing
    24%
  • Extremely Busy
    14%
  • Indifferent
    10%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
49%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.60 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • It really is the Elmhurst Experience..
    26%
  • It's the Elmhurst Experience.
    26%
  • There are good parts and bad parts
    19%
  • Very White Bread.
    16%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
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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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!
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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.