C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  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
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Elmira College

Cost

Net Price
$24,358/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,821/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,480/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,482/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,199/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,633/ 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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,123Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Involved
    77%
  • We'll see when i get there
    15%
  • Different
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Small
    33%
  • Close-knit
    28%
  • Very small and too expensive
    22%
  • Very beautiful and calming.
    11%
  • It may be expensive but it's a great school
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
48%
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
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Elmira College Reviews

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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.
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Elmira College is the third school I've attended. My first institution, I had a rough start. I applied to Elmira because I had some older friends who attended here and they could not praise it enough for its small, tight knit and overall environment that aided to their current success. I had no idea that I would attend Elmira for my nursing degree and excel much more than I did at my previous university. The professors want to see you succeed and are more than willing to help when needed. The closeness of all the people in my program definitely helps me feel confident in my skills, abilities, critical thinking and intelligence. I have met people that will remain in my life following graduation. I have seen and experienced some terrible but also beautiful aspects of health with various patients at various hospital/clinical locations. Elmira has absolutely prepared to enter into a professional nursing position.
The campus is definitely split a majority of the time between athletes and non-athletes. The food is horrible but luckily they have been making changes to that for the upcoming years. Classes are good and the professors are actually super knowledgable and helpful. Make sure you get a good advisor, one who is actually helpful to you for your major. With housing, after freshman year just hope for the best because numbers are given out at random and if you get a bad number, you're screwed either way. There are limited options for housing but Meier is the best choice. Towers is not bad but that is typically where the parties occur on the weekends and sometimes during the week. Library hours are great, it is usually open until 1-2 am daily. The best thing about this school is the people you meet and the friends you'll have for the rest of your life.