540 reviews
  1. Elmira, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Elmira College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Empire Eight
Address
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
Website

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
82%
SAT Scores Range
940-1180
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Elmira College

Cost

Net Price
$24,030/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,711/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,351/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,259/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,150/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,354/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,177Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Involved
    83%
  • We'll see when i get there
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Small
    35%
  • Close-knit
    29%
  • Very small and too expensive
    18%
  • Very beautiful and calming.
    12%
  • It may be expensive but it's a great school
    6%

After Elmira College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Elmira College Reviews

540 reviews
All Categories
Meir and Tompkins is the best for housing. The freshman dorms are AWFUL but i mean most freshman dorms are not the best on campuses wherever you go. Twin Towers is where i'm living and lets just say it can get crazy. Definitely the party scene and its fun if you like long nights, but if you're a nursing major, you better just live in the library since you will need all of the peace you can get. If you're a transfer student, you get the crap of the dorms. For example, they just stick you wherever and switch you like 5 times until you start school. I was first placed in a freshman dorm as a junior and then placed in a great room in Tompkins and then last minute got switched to the towers just a few days before school started. They do not give you any say of where you prefer to live.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
  • Housing
I had a hard time choosing between "it's the worst" and "it's bad". It really is not all that great here and what I realized is that they put on a perfect face for college tours and stuff of that sort, but behind the walls everything is trash. It's too expensive and they even raised the tuition to a little over 40k recently. Alot of stuck up people. Parties are actually soooo embarassing. Not to mention so much of the class of 2019 have already transferred out, and I know alot more who are waiting for the end of the school year to leave, including me. There really is not much diversity here at all. Cant wait until June 1 to get out of here.
Having a career-related internship is one of the requirements for graduation, so the school career services center works a lot with students on finding internship/job opportunities. Alumni visit multiple times throughout the year, which is frequently advertised to the campus as a networking opportunity. There are also a lot of job opportunities both on and off campus, both within walking distance and a short driving distance.
  • College Senior
  • Jan 13 2016
  • Value