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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

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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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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 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 52 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    40%
  • Motivated
    29%
  • Wealthy
    21%
  • Overcommitted
    4%
  • WASP
    4%
  • Friendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
75%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.99 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 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
$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 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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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.
Elon has a friendly, welcoming campus full of many educational opportunities I would hardly receive anywhere else. Due to the professionalism and excellent choice of faculty members on the school's part, their professors and educators are knowledgable, eager to help you achieve success, and actually take the time to know who you are as a student and who you want to be once you graduate. They will do anything to help you get to where you want to be in life and I am forever grateful that I decided to be an Elon student.