Elmhurst University

Elmhurst, IL

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.

Tuition & Fees

$38,654

$38,654

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
26%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
52%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
30-36
13%
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
16%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
22%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,825
Declined + 1,345
Total Received 4,170
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Private (nonprofit)

2,891

undergraduate students

562

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 1204
ACT 1020

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,453
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Congregational (United Church of Christ)
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Elmhurst, IL

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.

Elmhurst University
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
54%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 9% of male students
 
6 sororities 13% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
44%
400-499
26%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
52%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
30-36
13%
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
16%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
39%
12-17
22%
30-36
6%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,825
Declined + 1,345
Total Received 4,170

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Christine Grenier
Senior Director of First Year Admission
P: 800 697-1871
admit@elmhurst.edu

Financial Aid

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,218

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,354
Room $6,560
Board $4,416
Additional fees $300
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $50,830
Average Financial Aid - $29,218
Total with Avg. Aid $21,612
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 630 617-3015
F: 630 617-3487
sfs@elmhurst.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Nathan Hancock
Director of Student Financial Services
nathan.hancock@elmhurst.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, billards, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball, walleyball

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Athletic Directors

Wendy Mcmanus (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Julie Hall (women's)
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Mascot
Bluejays

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Art
Art Business
Art Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Game/Entertainment Technology
Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Technology
Computer Network/Cyber Security
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Data Science
Digital Marketing Communication
Digital Media
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Finance
French
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geography/Environmental Planning
German
Graphic Design
Health Science Technology
History
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Systems
Information Technology
Intercultural Studies
Interdepartmental Studies
Interdisciplinary Communications
International Business
Jazz Studies
Liberal Studies
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Management
Market Research
Marketing
Mathematics
Multi-Language
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory/Composition
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nursing Masters Entry
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership/Communication
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
Public Health
Religion/Service
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Sports Management
Supply Chain Management
Teacher Leadership
Theatre
Theatre Arts Education
Theological Studies/Christian Ministry
Urban Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,453

total students

90%

in-state

10%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

2,891
students

Female
62%
1,788

Male
38%
1,103

16%

562
students

Female
67%
378

Male
33%
184

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

2,722
students

Female
62%
1,683

Male
38%
1,039

6%

169
students

Female
63%
105

Male
37%
64

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
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

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Recommended of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Spring: January 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Greece
Mexico
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Christine Grenier
Senior Director, First-Year and International Admission
630 617-6130
cgrenier@elmhurst.edu

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