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Tuition & Fees

$41,900

$41,900

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
50%
400-499
32%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
22%
500-599
47%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
50%
18-23
45%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

30%

70%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,728
Declined + 375
Total Received 2,103
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Private (nonprofit)

1,101

undergraduate students

86

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Nursing
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 2226
ACT 2736

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,187
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Elmira, NY

55-acre campus in Elmira (population: 27,962), 56 miles from Binghamton, NY. Served by air (Corning-Elmira Regional airport) and bus; larger airport and train serve Syracuse (90 miles). School operates transportation to athletic center and selected local activities. Public transportation serves campus.

Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
50%
400-499
32%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
22%
500-599
47%
400-499
29%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
50%
18-23
45%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline October 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,728
Declined + 375
Total Received 2,103

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Christopher R. Coons
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 935-6472
F: 607 735-1718
admissions@elmira.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,443,579
State $755,589
Institutional $17,802,198
Other external $701,637
Total $20,703,003

Non-need-based

Federal $9,141
State $21,272
Institutional $4,611,759
Other external $334,772
Total $4,976,944

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC, Empire Eight (Division III), United Volleyball Conference (men)
Mascot
Soaring Eagle
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Childhood Education
Childhood Special Education
Classical Studies
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Corporate/Community Education
Criminal Justice
Economics
Educational Studies
English Literature
Finance
Foreign Languages
General Education
General Management
General Studies
Health Services Management
History
Human Services
Individualized Program
International Studies
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Literacy/Birth-12
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Philosophy/Religion
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Studies
Sociology/Anthropology
Speech/Hearing
Speech/Language Disabilities
Theatre
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

93%

1,101
students

Female
70%
770

Male
30%
331

Graduate

7%

86
students

Female
66%
57

Male
34%
29

undergraduateFull-time

88%

974
students

Female
69%
669

Male
31%
305

undergraduatePart-time

12%

127
students

Female
80%
101

Male
20%
26

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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
  • 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

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 12
Countries most often represented Canada
Japan
Sweden
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ryan Schreiber
Admissions Counselor
607 735-1724
rschreiber@elmira.edu

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