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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
From Elmhurst University

Our Mission: Elmhurst University inspires intellectual and personal growth in our students, preparing them for meaningful and ethical contributions to a diverse, global society.

Our Vision: Elmhurst University aspires to be a national leader in undergraduate and graduate education, recognized for the success of our students and alumni, our innovative faculty and staff, and our local, national, and international partnerships.

Our Values: Intellectual Excellence, Professional Preparation, Community, Social Responsibility, Stewardship, and Faith, Meaning and Purpose.

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Elmhurst University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$22,791 / 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
$24,796 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 41 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 56 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 56 responses

Majors

Major in Cybersecurity

Elmhurst College’s undergraduate major in cybersecurity, which launches in the fall of 2020, combines coursework from computer science, information systems and mathematics into a dynamic program that addresses the urgent challenges of today. Equip yourself with the skills to obtain a career in government, law enforcement or the private sector.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,710 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
138
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Accepting
    47%
  • Outgoing
    21%
  • Extremely Busy
    15%
  • Indifferent
    9%
  • Amicable, accepting, and helpful
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
56%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 66 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
  • It really is the Elmhurst Experience..
    24%
  • It's the Elmhurst Experience.
    24%
  • There are good parts and bad parts
    24%
  • Very White Bread.
    14%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
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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