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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Elon is a highly rated private university located in Elon, North Carolina in the Greensboro Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,008 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Elon acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Finance, Public Relations, and Marketing. Graduating 82% of students, Elon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,600.
About Elon University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244
Website

Elon University 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
60%
Application Deadline
January 10
SAT Range
1100-1280
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$34,168/ 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
    $22,121/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,182/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,784/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,205/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,476/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,008Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
7%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    39%
  • Motivated
    29%
  • Wealthy
    22%
  • Overcommitted
    4%
  • WASP
    4%
  • Friendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
76%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.98 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    36%
  • Country club
    28%
  • Beautiful, friendly community full of opportunity
    18%
  • Greek
    12%
  • Friendly community full of so much opportunity
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
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I love it at Elon, as I write this it's summer break and I'm counting down the days till the start of fall semester! Just being on campus brings me joy, it's so beautiful that my friends and I refer to it as Elon Country Club, a joke that is made more funny by our on campus driving range and discounted student membership to the local country club. The academics are great and I was able to get a internship out of freshman year no problem. Fitting in is easy, if you are kid from NC or the northeast who likes to wear VV polos and sperrys you will bELONg (that's a tacky ass pun administration loves to use) here.
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Choosing to come to Elon has been the most important yet best decision I have made in my entire life. While I will admit my first semester was a bit rough, I quickly assimilated into the school and was able to make a ton of friends. The rumors are true- compared to other schools popular with students from the Northeast/Midwest, the student body is not as diverse. However, Elon is a mid-size private university that has made consistent strides over the decade to bring more diverse students to campus, and it seems to be working.

Student life is very centered around academics and extracurriculars, and most students I know are involved in at least one organization and are passionate about the school and the local community. At least from my perspective, the academics are on par with Wake Forest and Davidson, and programs are only getting more competitive.
I love my experience at Elon thus far. I feel that I have made great friends, I love my classes and professors and couldn’t ask for a more beautiful campus. I wish the tuition wasn’t as pricey or that their scholarships were better!