Elmira College

Elmira, NY

Elmira College

Elmira, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$35,400

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
2%
24-29
50%
18-23
45%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

30%

male

70%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,722
Declined 374
Total Received 2,096
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Private

1,101

undergraduate students

86

graduate students

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School Facts

Elmira College, steeped in tradition, is a private, residential, co-educational liberal arts college that emphasizes both general and professional education. Founded as a women's college in 1855, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 55-acre campus is located in a residential area of Elmira, NY.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,187
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

55-acre campus in Elmira (population: 27,773), 56 miles from Binghamton, NY. Served by air and bus; larger airport and train serve Syracuse (90 miles). School operates transportation to athletic center and selected local activities. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Elmira-Corning Regional

Elmira College
1 Park Place
Elmira, NY
14901

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • SAB (Student Activities Board)
  • Enactus
  • Colleges Against Cancer (Relay for Life)
  • Orchesis
  • Habitat for Humanity

Top Events

  • Mountain Day
  • Holiday Banquet and Ball
  • May Days
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour locked residence hall entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
69%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
2%
24-29
50%
18-23
45%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.22

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,722
Declined 374
Total Received 2,096

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
class rank
recommendation(s)

Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Football, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Community Organization and Advocacy
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language Teacher Education
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,187

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

1,101
students

Female
70%
770

Male
30%
331

7%

86
students

Female
66%
57

Male
34%
29

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

974
students

Female
69%
669

Male
31%
305

12%

127
students

Female
80%
101

Male
20%
26

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 56%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

44

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
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
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • 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
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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