A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Elon University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
68%
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
    41%
  • Motivated
    29%
  • Wealthy
    20%
  • Overcommitted
    4%
  • WASP
    4%
  • Friendly
    2%
  • Diverse
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
74%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.98 responses
Poll
65%
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
    34%
  • Country club
    28%
  • Beautiful, friendly community full of opportunity
    18%
  • Greek
    12%
  • Friendly community full of so much opportunity
    6%
  • a diploma mill in an rmai suit
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    0%

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.41 responses
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I am a transfer and non-traditional student at Elon and I feel very much out of place. There are some really dedicated professors (and faculty) who do know their stuff and there are some solid academic programs. The campus is absolutely gorgeous. Other than that, there's not really much else to praise. There is hardly any diversity in any sense -- age, race, religion, socioeconomic background. If you don't fit into a certain mold, you will not likely not have an easy time here. People are pretentious, entitled and obnoxious. About half of girls and a third of boys are Greek. Greek life is VERY VERY prominent. For guys, it isn't as tough to be non-Greek but girls seem to have a harder time.

If I didn't love the academic program I'm in and some of my professors, I think I definitely would have transferred (again). It was not what I expected when I first enrolled.
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The layout of the campus allows you have a life outside of your classes that includes relaxing by the lake, eating with friends in downtown Elon, or catching up on homework in one of Elon's many study spaces. Many of the professors here have gone above and beyond to accommodate for any questions and concerns that I may have. Going to an out-of-state school is very nerve wracking at first, but I am glad that I picked Elon. Elon has become my home away from home in more ways than one and I often find myself counting down the days till I am back on campus. Elon's curriculum can be very intense at times; however, I am getting an education based on the work that I put in. One complaint that I have about Elon is paying for laundry. The cost adds up very quickly and is often frustrating that I have to pay so that I am able to wear clean clothes to class. However, that is the only negative that I have so it doesn't outweigh all of the positive things that Elon has to offer me.
Elon is the perfect size where you can see familiar faces around campus but still meet new people every day. Class sizes are all small so you really get to know your professors and their subjects in depth. There is a real focus on the individual student at Elon, students often research alongside professors or conduct research on their own worthy of publication. There are many resources to help students succeed around campus, including the Student professional development center (SPDC) and the writing center.