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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Elmira College is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
82%
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
$26,024/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,513/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,838/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,083/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,381/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,043/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
974Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Involved
    67%
  • We'll see when i get there
    20%
  • Different
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Small
    30%
  • Close-knit
    25%
  • Very small and too expensive
    25%
  • Very beautiful and calming.
    15%
  • It may be expensive but it's a great school
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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 Reviews

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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
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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!
This place is a complete and utter joke. There have been three different Presidents in the last 5 years! There are so many empty dorm rooms that they try to hide them or give them away as singles, and trying to find someone to help you in Residence Life is like trying to find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The classes are okay, but the college is so small that it's impossible for them to offer anything close to the variety that bigger schools can offer. Finally the city is run down, and frankly dangerous. Just search for Elmira and Crime ... last month a guy was shot 10 feet from campus, but unless you watch the news you would never know because the college does everything it can to cover up ANY negative news.