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
57%
Application Deadline
January 10
SAT Range
1110-1290
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
$33,450/ 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
    $23,515/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,127/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,038/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,304/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,994/ year

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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,008Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Preppy
    38%
  • Motivated
    28%
  • Wealthy
    19%
  • A preppy, ignorant WASP
    6%
  • Overcommitted
    4%
  • WASP
    4%
  • Friendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
75%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.97 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    35%
  • Country club
    29%
  • 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
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
48%
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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Elon is a home away from home. Everything you could want from a big university with a small tight-knit community. The campus is ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation. Although the student body is not very diverse, everyone can find people who mesh with them. The classes are small and teachers love getting to know and keeping in touch with students. There is always a variety of good food options and they are renovating McEwen next year to include even more! The party scene can be repetitive but gets better once you meet more people and move off campus. The dorms are amazing! Global and colonades are gorgeous neighborhoods. Danieley flats and apartments are always doing something. Historic is rich with Elon history and you are surrounded by all first years, which means lots of friends. Sports are not the biggest but some teams do draw huge crowds. The soccer games will have full and loud stands in the fall. An up and coming school in the rankings and an amazing place to spend four years learning and making lifelong friends.
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I'm seriously so conflicted about Elon. I love it and I hate it all at once. Academically, it's great. Socially, it's a disaster. That might just be me, because I'm not a huge partier, I'm not super rich, and I'm not all that preppy or into the Greek scene. Academically, I love my programs. Being a bio and ESS double major is a lot of work, but worth it. Most my professors have been pretty good- most are really passionate and dedicated. A few have brought dedicated to a totally new realm! One of my professors comes in on Sundays to hold review sessions for the students. Another one of my professors makes sure to respond to emails all the way up to midnight, in case we have homework questions. Exceptional. I met a couple profs that I really clicked with and have begun research with one. We have an undergraduate cadaver lab, which many other schools don't have.

And I even have enjoyed the core curriculum classes. I took a really interested literature class over winter term and being a science person, I thought it would be torture. But no, it was so fascinating and my professor was actually one of the best professors I've ever had. So my answer when people ask me if I love Elon is that academically, it's great. It really has been great in that regard.

I haven't used the SPDC much yet. Can't report on that.

Can't report on many of the "Elon Experiences" either, except for research and service. Elon Volunteers is amazing & research is totally possible to get involved with if you take the initiative.

My biggest complaint about Elon is I really wish students were as intellectually curious as I am. I feel like people find my work ethic and love for learning to be out of place and "weird" and I really wish I was at a college where it was more acceptable. (Ex. One time I dozed off in the library studying for an exam late on a Thursday night. A few drunk girls walked in on their way home from the bar and I woke up to them scoffing and laughing obnoxiously. Not ok.)
I am so happy that I gave Elon a chance because the school has been a very positive experience so far. We all know the campus is amazing, greek life is active and the people are beautiful but there is so much more. I have found engaged professors, a well rounded workload and a supportive student body. The administration is working on the weak points by pursuing more diversity among applicants and pouring money into the sports teams. The reason I think Elon is exceptional is because the curriculum focuses on getting job in the real world. Internships, meaningful study abroad, alum network and engaging classes are all focused on the next step. I am not rushing college but I am going to have a a good amount of debt and need a real exit plan and the administration seems to get it. There is a good number of rich kids here and many partiers but overall people want a real plan and I appreciate that mind set.