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Tuition & Fees

$33,084

$33,084

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,866
Declined + 4,390
Total Received 10,256
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Private (nonprofit)

5,903

undergraduate students

728

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communications
  2. Business
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5183
ACT 3096

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
41%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
48%
500-599
37%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
47%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
24%
24-29
60%
18-23
15%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
39%
24-29
44%
18-23
16%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
64%
18-23
19%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

  • New students at Elon University receive an acorn, and after graduating they receive an oak sapling. These woodsy gifts celebrate the beginning of their college careers and subsequent growth, respectively.
  • Furman Moseley, an Elon University alum, inspired the school's tradition of giving each graduate a sapling after he gave the graduating class of 1991 a redwood sapling, commemorating their future growth--as well as his career in timber.

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School Facts

Elon University, founded in 1889, is a selective, independent university. Its historic 620-acre campus is designated as a botanical garden and is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, east of Greensboro and northwest of Raleigh/Durham.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,631
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Elon, NC

636-acre campus in Elon (population: 9,513), 20 miles east of Greensboro. Major airports serve Greensboro and Raleigh (40 miles); bus and train serve Burlington. School operates transportation to Greensboro and Raleigh airports before and after major holidays.

Elon University
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 18% of male students
 
12 sororities 39% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
41%
500-599
44%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
48%
500-599
37%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
47%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
24%
24-29
60%
18-23
15%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
39%
24-29
44%
18-23
16%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
64%
18-23
19%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 10
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 10
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,866
Declined + 4,390
Total Received 10,256

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Greg Zaiser
Vice President of Admissions and Financial Planning
P: 800 334-8448
F: 336 278-7699
admissions@elon.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,236,165
State $1,224,400
Institutional $15,556,693
Other external $387,656
Total $19,404,914

Non-need-based

Federal $3,708
State $0
Institutional $9,543,118
Other external $321,232
Total $9,868,058

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association CAA (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Phoenix
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art History
Art/Ceramics
Art/Digital Art
Art/Painting
Art/Photography
Arts Administration
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Cinema/Television Arts
Communication Science
Communications Design
Communications/Broadcast/New Media
Communications/Cinema
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Dance Science
Dance/Performance/Choreography
Economics
Education
Education/Curriculum K-12
Education/Elementary
Education/Middle Childhood
Education/Secondary Teaching Licensure
Education/Special Education
Engineering/Biophysics/Biomedical
Engineering/Chemical Engineering
Engineering/Computer Science
Engineering/Environmental Studies
Engineering/Mathematics
Engineering/Physics
English Teacher Certification
English/Creative Writing
English/Literature
English/Professional Writing
English/Rhetoric
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Ecological Science
Exercise/Sports Science
Finance
French
History
Human Services Studies
Independent Major
Information Science
Interactive Media
International Business
International Economics
International Studies
Journalism
Law
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Analytics
Media Arts/Entertainment
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Production/Recording Arts
Music Technology
Music Theatre
Philosophy
Physical Education/Health
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Policy Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health Studies
Recording Arts/Production
Religious Studies
Science Education
Sociology
Spanish
Sport/Event Management
Statistics
Strategic Communications
Theatre Studies
Theatrical Design/Production
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Undergraduate

89%

5,903
students

Female
59%
3,481

Male
41%
2,422

Graduate

11%

728
students

Female
60%
436

Male
40%
292

undergraduateFull-time

97%

5,735
students

Female
59%
3,379

Male
41%
2,356

undergraduatePart-time

3%

168
students

Female
61%
102

Male
39%
66

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.70
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

65

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
France
Germany
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Francois Masuka
International Student and Scholar Advisor
336 278-6700
fmasuka@elon.edu

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