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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  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 746 undergraduate students. The Elmira acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, Elmira alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,800.
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference

Elmira College Rankings

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Elmira Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
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

Cost

Net Price
$24,378/ 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
$29,853/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.49 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
746Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
73
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
36%
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
92%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Small
    26%
  • Very small and too expensive
    26%
  • Close-knit
    22%
  • Very beautiful and calming.
    13%
  • It may be expensive but it's a great school
    9%
  • Campus and education are mediocre
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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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okay school. Bad housing conditions, lack of diversity. Being an out of state student is hard because they literally charge extra on just about everything. Also feel very uncomfortable all the time because the majority of this school is white. I tried going to the Latinx club, but no one even spoke Spanish!
Online was great, fun, teachers worked with you to make it easier on you. Teachers were understanding and would even offer to do one on one zoom meetings with you! they would also make it easier for you to know exactly what you had to do