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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
From Elon University

Experiential learning, outstanding teaching & mentoring, and an excellent four-year graduation rate make Elon a top-100 National University.

Elon has built a reputation as a university like no other. Our remarkable growth is tied to two central beliefs: students learn most deeply through engaged, hands-on experiences; and, students’ lives are transformed through personal relationships with faculty and staff whose first priorities are teaching and mentoring. Now, in a time of fundamental change, Elon University has emerged as the leader in defining what matters most in a college education.

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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

Application Deadline
January 10
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1150-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$34,974/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,528/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
74%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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.88 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Nursing at Elon University

Elon's Nursing Program creates a new and progressive generation of nurse leaders. Nurses who are committed to advancing health equity and serving all patients with the grace and dignity they deserve. Leaders who contribute to advances in healthcare delivery, using technology and data to ensure that the care that nurses provide helps people live healthier, longer, and fuller lives.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,029Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
167
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    34%
  • Motivated
    26%
  • Wealthy
    21%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Overcommitted
    5%
  • WASP
    5%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
72%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.108 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    30%
  • Country club
    27%
  • Beautiful, friendly community full of opportunity
    22%
  • Greek
    10%
  • Friendly community full of so much opportunity
    5%
  • Unique opportunities and great teachers
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $51,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    83%
    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

    Elon University Reviews

    1,473 reviews
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    I remember coming on Niche before entering college attempting to sort through reviews in order to determine which university would be the best fit for me. Now, as a recent graduate of Elon, I am 100% confident in saying I made the right decision four years ago. Although everyones experience is different, my time spent at Elon was integral to my academic, professional, and personal growth. I made all of my best friends at Elon, was inspired my fellow students daily, and received a quality education from professors who truly cared about me. Throughout my time at Elon I was able to live on campus all four years, study abroad, have an on campus job, complete research, and have an active social life-and this is the norm for many students! The community present on campus is truly special, and I know I will forever have a home there.
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    I am currently a first year at Elon, and I have loved it so far! The professors genuinely care about how you're doing in class, as well as other aspects of your life. I have also already found many opportunities to be involved on campus, whether through sports, clubs, or an on-campus job. I was worried that the transition to college life would be very difficult, especially since I'd never been away from home for so long, but I quickly made friends during orientation who helped the transition seem not so scary. My only caveat is about learning disabilities services. While I do not have a learning disability myself, I have heard my friends who do talk about how disabilities resources has not always been able to meet their needs.
    Elon is amazing! We have wonderful faculty and staff that care about students' learning. So many go above and beyond to help students. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and there are so many fun and inspiring ways to get involved. The Burlington area was a little smaller of a town than I was used to, but Elon does a great job sponsoring events and student groups have events as well! That all, paired with the fact that Chapel Hill, Durham, and Greensboro are only a car ride away makes it so that there is always something fun to do! The classes at Elon are interesting and the food is pretty good (although you do get sick of it after awhile).