Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  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 an above-average 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 67%. Popular majors include Finance, Public Relations, and Marketing. Graduating 84% of students, Elon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,200.
About Elon University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
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
67%
Application Deadline
January 10
SAT Range
1140-1330
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Affordable, effective, and enjoyable online test prep
  • Guaranteed score improvement with smart feedback and progress tracking

Cost

Net Price
$33,754/ 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
$14,061/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
62%

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.81 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,008Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
160
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 54 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    39%
  • Motivated
    28%
  • Wealthy
    22%
  • Friendly
    4%
  • Overcommitted
    4%
  • WASP
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
75%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.101 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    34%
  • Country club
    28%
  • Beautiful, friendly community full of opportunity
    21%
  • Greek
    11%
  • Friendly community full of so much opportunity
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
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
Colleges like Elon University
More

Elon University Reviews

1,434 reviews
All Categories
I loved my experience at Elon! It is not for everyone but if you are looking for a smaller school with a college town feel and want to be very close with your classmates and friends, then its perfect. Academics in the business school are tough and professors are really engaged. Everyone is hyper-involved in clubs and orgs and Greek life is big for girls. The party scene is great as long as you are fine with only having one bar. Everyone goes to Greek parties or house parties but it is great! Students are really loyal to the school and I have never heard of someone who did not love their experience.
Start Your Review of Elon University
Rate It!
I love this campus and the people I've met here. The facilities are gorgeous and there are so many great programs, clubs, and activities. The professors here are very engaging and truly care about their students. I also LOVE the small class sizes! Things that could improve are the gym (way too small) and the diversity.
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.