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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
Elmira is a private college located in Elmira, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 833 undergraduate students. The Elmira acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 60% of students, Elmira alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,800.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Address
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
Website
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Elmira 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
85%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$27,268/ 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
$26,883/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
833Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
105
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Involved
    59%
  • We'll see when i get there
    18%
  • Different
    12%
  • Naive
    6%
  • Outgoing
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Small
    27%
  • Very small and too expensive
    27%
  • Close-knit
    23%
  • Very beautiful and calming.
    14%
  • Campus and education are mediocre
    5%
  • It may be expensive but it's a great school
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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Elmira College offered me the opportunity to complete my undergraduate degree in nursing. The nursing program was phenomenal...experienced and very student-teacher friendly. I had the pleasure of taking electives in other departments at Elmira College as well. My Public Speaking class was so well taught that I got over my fear of speaking in public! World Religions course was very interesting...I learned about a whole host of religions and people around the world. This experience opened my eyes to others and in doing so, developed a respect for people different from myself.

Elmira College is a beautiful campus and easy to navigate. I enjoyed my experience there, and it changed my life.
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Love the small school with smaller classes and ot is important to me to havedirect professor contact.
I enjoy the beautiful campus.I am finding great career opportunities from career services department. They are so committed to my success. I like the Starbucks on campus..need that daily ice coffee! The gym facility is great and not crowded so I can work out when it best fits in my schedule. The new dorms are air-conditioned and very spacious. The campus social life is great and there are student events all the time. I am on the basketball team and I have made so many life long friendships. We travel all the time and even we to Canada. This was an amazing experience for me and my teammates. I can't wait till next year we will be really good with a very mature committed team. Success is in our future
Elmira’s campus is a very welcoming and safe place. It is really comforting to have campus security there 24/7. Every body from students to faculty are very helpful and friendly and will go out of their own way to help you out. Elmira College has a very home-like feeling to it, everyone feels like family there. It is also very nice to have everything so close on campus... not big at all, so if that is a big factor for you Elmira College is definitely a great choice!