Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, IL

Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$37,754

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
43%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,571
Declined 1,074
Total Received 3,645
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Private

2,875

undergraduate students

608

graduate students

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School Facts

Elmhurst University (formerly Elmhurst College), founded in 1871, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 48-acre campus, a designated arboretum, is located in Elmhurst, IL.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,483
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Church of Christ

48-acre, suburban campus in Elmhurst (population: 46,662), 15 miles from Chicago. Served by train; major airport serves Chicago; bus serves some nearby suburbs.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: O'Hare International

Elmhurst University
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL
60126

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Programming Board and Student Government
  • theater and music groups
  • Black Student Union
  • residence life groups
  • Hablamos

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Orientation/Welcome Week
  • Relay For Life
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
77%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
43%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,571
Declined 1,074
Total Received 3,645

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
interview
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
talent/ability

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,802

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,454
Room & board $10,710
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,885
Total $51,549
Average Financial Aid - $4,802
Total with Avg. Aid $46,747
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

rugby

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Theology/Theological Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

3,483

total students

91.2%

in-state

8.8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

2,875
students

Female
61%
1,752

Male
39%
1,123

17%

608
students

Female
67%
407

Male
33%
201

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,732
students

Female
61%
1,660

Male
39%
1,072

5%

143
students

Female
65%
92

Male
35%
51

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 53%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

372

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
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